Thursday 26th November 2020
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
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Thursday 26 November 2020 - 7.30pm
Approximate finishing time - 9.30pm
R. Strauss - Metamorphosen
Brahms - A German Requiem (performed in english)
Sir Mark Elder
Natalya Romaniw, soprano
Nicholas Lester, baritone
A fascinating pairing of very different requiems. Richard Strauss’s Metamorphosen for 23 solo strings is a special piece for Sir Mark, who wished to perform it again with a new gifted generation of Hallé string players. Described by him as ‘one of Strauss’s most deeply felt works’, it is a threnody on the destruction of Germany’s people and culture, following the tyranny of Nazism. The death of Brahms’s mother spurred his A German Requiem, this performance acknowledging the composer’s desire for the work to be sung in the vernacular. Natalya Romaniw, returning to the Hallé for the sixth time, and Nicholas Lester join the ‘magnificent’ Hallé Choir, as it was described by The Times in February 2020.
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