Hallé Orchestra

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‘Nadine Dorries is terrible! That’s made my job easier’: Labour’s Lucy Powell on the Tories, culture war and BBC
As a teenager, the shadow culture secretary was always up for a party. Now she is expected to have a view on everything from the legacy of colonialism to the future of the licence fee. How is she handling the never-ending controversy?

Charlotte Higgins

29, Mar, 2022 @11:00 AM

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The week in classical: BBC Philharmonic/Wigglesworth; Sergei Babayan and Martha Argerich
Hope and humanity echo in Vaughan Williams’s anti-war symphonies, while Argerich and Babayan’s Prokofiev moves from breakneck to dreamlike

Stephen Pritchard

05, Mar, 2022 @12:30 PM

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Hallé/Elder review – Elder’s measured passion unleashes Mahler’s magic
Mahler’s huge Third Symphony marked a triumphant opening of the Hallé’s spring season

Hugh Morris

24, Jan, 2022 @12:35 PM

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Play on, maestros … our pick of the BBC Proms 2021
The season may be slightly shorter than usual, but this year’s Proms will still include many tantalising pairings, several premieres and a fond farewell

Martin Kettle, Erica Jeal, Andrew Clements and Tim Ashley

27, Jul, 2021 @11:30 AM

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Hallé/Berglund review – exhilaration and energy from an orchestra back in business
Young Norwegian Tabita Berglund delivered breakneck Beethoven as well as a Golijov tango and a poised Siegfried Idyll

Hugh Morris

18, Jun, 2021 @3:30 PM

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From Adès’ angel to Verdi’s fat knight: what to see as classical and opera venues reopen
Live music is back across the UK; we pick ten events to brighten the coming months

Andrew Clements

14, May, 2021 @3:42 PM

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The week in classical: world premieres by Anna Clyne, Huw Watkins and Mark-Anthony Turnage
The SCO premiered Clyne’s Overflow, the Hallé Watkins’s Symphony No 2; and Turnage’s Lament had its first airing on French radio

Fiona Maddocks

24, Apr, 2021 @11:30 AM

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Wonder breaks the silence: pop, rock and classical music for 2021
Cardi B pushes into Beyoncé’s turf and Sleaford Mods tot up the cost of Covid, while UK orchestras head back to the concert hall – our critics look ahead to big music moments

Alexis Petridis and Andrew Clements

28, Dec, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Sibelius: Symphonies Nos 4 & 6 review | Andrew Clements's classical album of the month
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Mark Elder and the Hallé bring a sympathetic, powerful character to Sibelius’s enigmatic symphonies

Andrew Clements

13, Feb, 2020 @3:00 PM

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Home listening: Tchaikovsky, Babajanian and Debussy
An outstanding disc of piano trios from Gluzman, Moser and Sudbin, a world premiere Debussy recording from the Hallé, and Steve Reich at MoMA

Stephen Pritchard

03, Nov, 2019 @5:30 AM

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The week in classical: A Man of Good Hope; Faust; Parsifal – review
South Africa’s shape-shifting Isango Ensemble find joy in a painful story

Fiona Maddocks

20, Apr, 2019 @2:00 PM

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Siegfried review – roaring jubilation and radiant beauty from Elder and the Hallé
Elder is a superb Wagnerian, drawing a tremendous performance from the Hallé and vivid power from soloists in this semi-staging of the Ring-cycle opera

Tim Ashley

04, Jun, 2018 @11:43 AM

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