The HalleShow dates: Wed 27th November Running time: TBC
Markus Stenz conductor
Lars Vogt piano
Acclaimed German pianist Lars Vogt returns to perform Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 9. Described by music critic Alfred Einstein as 'Mozart's Eroica', it was one of the first great Classical concertos, and offers a fascinating counterpart to the Beethoven's visionary First Symphony, written little more than twenty years later.
Nikolaus Lena's play Don Juan provided Richard Strauss with the perfect inspiration for his
opulent orchestration in the third piece in this concert, whilst the incorrigible
trickster, Till Eulenspiegel, brings the evening to an end with this larger than life, mischievous score.
Free pre-concert talk, 6.30pm in the auditorium:
Markus Stenz in conversation.
20 minutes after the main performance
Free admission to Hallé ticket holders.
£3 for non-ticket holders
Joel Davidge actor
Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht
Schoenberg's Verklärte Nacht was his earliest major work and its intense beauty is a far cry from the harder sounds of his later years. Here it's performed by a Hallé string sextet, with the Richard Dehmel poem that inspired it read by Joel Davidge.