Wednesday 21st October 2020 - Sunday 25th October 2020
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
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Wednesday 21 October 2020 - 2.15pm
Thursday 22 October 2020 - 7.30pm
Sunday 25 October 2020 - 4pm
Approximate running time - 120 minutes
Weber - Overture: Oberon
Orchestral Songs by Grieg and Sibelius
Mahler - Symphony No.4
Sir Mark Elder
Elizabeth Watts, soprano
Sir Mark conducts Weber’s overture to his final opera, Oberon, the scene set with the rising notes of the Elfl King’s magic horn. Elizabeth Watts, a firm favourite with the Hallé, sings a group of Nordic songs, including Grieg’s famous Solveig’s Song from Peer Gynt. Supernatural horns return in Mahler’s Fourth Symphony inspired by the collection of German folk poems, Des Knaben Wunderhorn (The boy’s magic horn). The symphony includes an extraordinary Scherzo, with a skeletal violinist leading a macabre dance of death, as well as an incandescent Adagio which leads to the magical Finale where the soprano evokes a child’s vision of Heaven.
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