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Ensemble

A Fine Balance

Sophie Rosa plays Brahms' Violin Concerto,
heard by MIKE WHEELER

 

It's good to see Tchaikovsky's Manfred edging its way into the regular repertoire. Part symphony, part extended tone-poem, it is a genuinely underrated masterpiece, prompted by Byron's narrative poem about the archetypal romantic outsider, haunted by his past.

At nearly an hour, it can seem to sprawl if not held on a tight leash, but this is what conductor Jonathan Trout and Derby Concert Orchestra generally succeeded in doing (Derby Cathedral, 14 March 2015)...

Copyright © 22 March 2015 Mike Wheeler,
Derby UK

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PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY

ANTON WEBERN

JOHANNES BRAHMS

JONATHAN TROUT

DERBY CONCERT ORCHESTRA

DERBY CATHEDRAL

DERBY

UNITED KINGDOM

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

VIOLIN MUSIC

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