Entries by Aaron Davies

Nostalgia, despair and triumph with Cristian Măcelaru

Guest conductor Cristian Măcelaru tonight led the Hallé in an enjoyable evening’s entertainment with a programme which took us on a journey from the film music-esque sounds of Vaughan Williams’s Wasps Overture via the elegiac, lost world of Elgar’s Cello Concerto, closing in the second half with a surefooted performance of Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony. The Hallé carried their usual polished sound […]

A musical journey spanning three centuries with The Hallé

Tonight Mark Elder’s excellent Hallé orchestra showcased an enjoyable programme of music, encompassing a journey from the Baroque via the Romantic era culminating in the bleak landscape of WWII-era Soviet Russia. The evening started with J.S. Bach’s Keyboard Concerto in D minor, originally written for harpsichord in 1734. The excellent Charles Owen started the work with a brisk […]