An Inspired Choice
Benjamin Ellin, Elgar, Grieg, Dvorák and Janácek
from Mark Elder, Jamie Phillips
and the Hallé Orchestra,
reviewed by MIKE WHEELER
If you're going to bring in extra brass players for a performance of Janácek's Sinfonietta, you may as well give them something additional to do. So this celebration of the Hallé's ten-year residency at Nottingham's Royal Concert Hall (Nottingham, UK, 7 November 2012) began with Decennium, a specially-commissioned curtain-raiser scored solely for those extra instruments, by young British composer Benjamin Ellin. Spread out along the choir stalls, the players made a vivid impact in this brief but effective and well-structured work...
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