A Safety-first Programme
Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn and Dvorák
from Alexander Gavrylyuk, Karl-Heinz Steffens
and the Hallé Orchestra,
heard by MIKE WHEELER
The Hallé Orchestra and German conductor Karl-Heinz Steffens opened the orchestral season at Nottingham's Royal Concert Hall with something of a safety-first programme, but delivered with panache. (Nottingham, UK, 25 September 2018.)
Lemminkäinen's Return, the last of Sibelius's four tone-poems following the adventures of its eponymous hero, was charged with a sense of swift motion right from the start...
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