Brødrene Hals

Karl Hals (1822–1898) founder
cover ca. 1890
cover ca. 1890
cover ca. 1890
The firm's own concert hall, 1880-1917



Brødrene Hals was a piano manufacturer and publisher in Christiania (Oslo) from the 1890s. Karl Hals (1822–1898) and his brother Petter (1823–1871) originally founded the piano firm in the 1850s. Hals had its own concert hall from 1880, and moved into retail music sales and publishing with the purchase of Håkonsens Musikhandel in 1887. It merged with Norsk Musikforlag in 1909.

Brødrene Hals published many works by Agathe Backer-Grøndahl (1847—1907), Johan Backer-Lunde, Catharinus Elling, Christian Cappelen, Borghild Holmsen, Wilhelm Kloed, Johan Selmer and some by other better-known composers such as Ludvig Schytte (1848—1909), Karl Hals' son-in-law Ole Olsen (1850—1927), Christian Sinding (1856—1941) and Edvard Grieg (1843—1907).


Imprints, Addresses, Agencies


  • Brødrene Hals Vorlag
  • Brödrene Hals


  • Christiana (Oslo)

Plate Numbers

BHM ###

Plate Composer Work Year
0433 Cappelen Romance, Elegie og Humoreske, Op.22 (2nd ed.) 1889
0838 Backer-Grøndahl 10 Fantasy Pieces, Op.36 1895
0878 Olsen Slåtten til Hans

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