Mark Elder

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A Shropshire Lad: English Songs Orchestrated by Roderick Williams | classical album of the week
Baritone Williams has orchestrated this wide selection of songs by British and Irish composers and illuminates each one with moving personal touches

Andrew Clements

01, Dec, 2022 @3:49 PM

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Pavel Kolesnikov/Hallé/Mark Elder review – superb Sibelius and no-frills Rachmaninov
Kolesnikov met the challenges of Rachmaninov’s demanding Third Piano Concerto with ease, and the orchestra soared during Sibelius’s glorious Third Symphony

Andrew Clements

09, Oct, 2022 @12:36 PM

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The week in classical: Don Pasquale; Holst’s Sāvitri
The charms of Donizetti’s comic opera continue to elude, while a Holst rarity shines in an elegant fusion of music and movement

Fiona Maddocks

07, May, 2022 @11:30 AM

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Britten Sinfonia/Elder review – Holst’s Indian gem takes centre stage
Savitri was given a rare outing in a concert that framed Holst’s Indian opera with works by Grace Williams and Britten, and closed with a boundary-crossing fusion that Holst would have relished

Andrew Clements

05, May, 2022 @2:29 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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The week in classical: James MacMillan’s Christmas Oratorio; LPO/Jurowski
James MacMillan embraces history – and the listener – with his Christmas Oratorio. And Alina Ibragimova astounds in fearless Shostakovich

Fiona Maddocks

11, Dec, 2021 @12:30 PM

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The future of the arts: ‘The classical music world has been transfigured’
Our critic mainlines Tudor polyphony and talks to performers, conductors and composers longing for the return of communal music-making

Fiona Maddocks

21, Jun, 2020 @11:00 AM

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Covid-19 has silenced choirs – we must find a way to restart singing together | Letter
Letters: Britain’s once vibrant choral landscape faces an uncertain future, write Bob Chilcott, John Rutter, Sarah Connolly and other music directors, conductors and composers

Letters

16, Jun, 2020 @5:24 PM

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The Guardian view on the danger for the arts: action is needed now | Editorial
Editorial: After three months of silence, Oliver Dowden must do more than issue vague reassurances

Editorial

10, Jun, 2020 @5:27 PM

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UK orchestras may not survive coronavirus pandemic, conductors warn
Sir Simon Rattle and Sir Mark Elder write open letter about challenges musicians face

Mark Brown

10, Jun, 2020 @12:27 PM

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Sibelius: Symphonies Nos 4 & 6 review | Andrew Clements's classical album of the month
Hallé/Elder
(Hallé)
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: a world premiere recording for… Puccini
Mark Elder conducts a star cast in the original one-act version of Le Willis. Plus, a thrilling new account of Bluebeard’s Castle

Fiona Maddocks

13, Oct, 2019 @4:30 AM

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