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Ensemble

Musical Integrity

Sunwook Kim and the Hallé
Orchestra play Rachmaninov,
and impress MIKE WHEELER

 

Nottingham's Royal Concert Hall launched its new orchestral season with a programme that looked, on paper, like a temptation for solid musical values to take a back seat in favour of surface glitter (Nottingham, UK, 26 September 2015). But, of course, the Hallé Orchestra and conductor Mark Elder know better than that. The overture to Glinka's Ruslan and Lyudmila, for instance, often seems to be treated like an invitation to an attempt on the land speed record. This performance was brisk and exuberant without the need to turn the piece into a white-knuckle ride...

Copyright © 1 October 2015 Mike Wheeler,
Derby UK

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HALLE ORCHESTRA

MARK ELDER

SERGEI RACHMANINOV

MIKHAIL GLINKA

NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV

NOTTINGHAM ROYAL CONCERT HALL

NOTTINGHAM

UNITED KINGDOM

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

RUSSIA

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