La Mer


Wednesday 26th January 2022 - Sunday 30th January 2022

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Tickets from £14.50. £5.50 tickets available for full-time students. Under 30s discount available. All inclusive of booking fees

Wednesday 26 January 2022 - 2.15pm
Thursday 27 January 2022 - 7.30pm
Sunday 30 January 2022 - 4pm

Debussy - Symphonic suite, La mer
(Suitable for Model Music Curriculum Y5)
Rachmaninov - Symphony No.2

Sir Mark Elder

Although he’s never combined them before in a concert, Sir Mark loves conducting these works by Debussy and Rachmaninov, which were both composed in the first decade of the 20th century. Debussy had a life-long love for the sea, finding the impetus for his three impressionistic symphonic sketches, La mer, in the painting of the Japanese artist Hokusai – his iconic image of a huge wave – as well as the seascapes of Turner. Rachmaninov’s Second Symphony is arguably the finest achievement of the composer’s middle period works and is a magnificent monument of late-Romantic Russian music. It’s full of memorable, long-breathed, beautifully scored melodies, tinged with melancholy, so characteristic of the composer, as in the slow movement’s clarinet theme which the Halle’s own Sergio Castelló López will undoubtedly relish.

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