Halle, Sir Charles (b. 1819), the well-known pianist, was born at, Hagen, Westphalia. He studied and established himself in Paris, but after the outbreak of the revolution of 1848 came to England, where he made Manchester his headquarters. He did much to popularise the great masters, and was knighted in 1888. In the same year he married Madame Norman-Neruda, the violinist - born in 1840. She was an organist's daughter, and was brought before the public at a very early age, playing first in London at the age of ten. Her first husband was a Swedish musician named Norman. Sir C. Halle died in 1895.