Sibelius and Elgar from
Mark Elder and the Hallé Orchestra,
heard by MIKE WHEELER
The more I hear Elgar's The music makers the more unjustly underrated it seems. Agreed, there are moments that go off the boil somewhat, but they are only moments in a work that can be deeply poignant in the right hands.
Conductor Mark Elder and the Hallé Orchestra are unquestionably the right hands, and their performance with Nottingham Harmonic Choir (Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, UK, 6 April 2013) conveyed a total belief in the piece...
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