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Ensemble

The Real Thing

Spanish music from the Hallé Orchestra,
reviewed by MIKE WHEELER

 

Derby Assembly Rooms' 2009-10 concert season ended with a burst of Spanish colour -- both the French kind and the real thing -- from the Hallé Orchestra and conductor John Wilson.

Their performance of Chabrier's España was strong on sharply-focused details, though a little light on flamboyance and flair.

Soloist Craig Ogden and the orchestra were alert and crisp in the first movement of Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez...

Copyright © 21 May 2010 Mike Wheeler,
Derby UK

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HALLE ORCHESTRA

JOHN WILSON

EMMANUEL CHABRIER

JOAQUIN RODRIGO

MANUEL DE FALLA

GEORGES BIZET

MAURICE RAVEL

SPAIN

FRANCE

UNITED KINGDOM

DERBY ASSEMBLY ROOMS

DERBY

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