Hallé Orchestra

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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
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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Das Rheingold CD review – Hallé bring the drama where patchy protagonists don't
In a new CD of their series of concert versions of The Ring cycle, the Hallé’s Rheingold has more drama and intensity than the singers at times

Andrew Clements

31, May, 2018 @1:00 PM

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Livia Gollancz obituary
Professional musician with a second career heading the publishing company Victor Gollancz

Rebecca Abrams

13, Apr, 2018 @3:56 PM

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Let no one tell you that Manchester is a long way from Sicily | Howard Jacobson
‘Come on our patch playing Greensleeves again and you’ll end up in a wafer,’ I was warned by an Italian ice-cream family in the 50s

Howard Jacobson

06, Jan, 2018 @8:00 AM

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The top 10 classical shows of 2017
A magisterial Monteverdi cycle, Oliver Knussen’s adventures in haiku – and a hero’s return for Simon Rattle. Our critic picks his highlights

Andrew Clements

18, Dec, 2017 @6:00 AM

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Gurrelieder review – Elder matches beauty with intensity in Schoenberg's immense drama
This outstanding collaboration between Manchester’s Hallé and the BBC Philharmonic was made all the more affecting by the recent UK terror attacks

Tim Ashley

05, Jun, 2017 @1:25 PM

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Der Rosenkavalier and Nordic Nights: this week’s best UK classical concerts
Welsh National Opera performs a much-loved work by Strauss, while the London Sinfonietta brings its Norwegian, Swedish and Finnish programme to Britain

Andrew Clements

02, Jun, 2017 @10:30 AM

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Music, nature and the arts are key in education | Letters
Letters: Teaching society to sing and dance and love the arts is a sound investment


02, Apr, 2017 @6:15 PM

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