Winter Season 2020/21: Roderick Williams


Thursday 10th December 2020 - Thursday 10th December 2020

Broadcast from Hallé St Peter's, Manchester

Standard price £14; Discount price £5* - all include tax and fees

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Broadcast begins from Thursday 10 December 2020, 12pm
Available until Saturday 10 April 2021

Britten - Russian Funeral
Arvo Pärt - Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten
Butterworth orch Roderick Williams - Six Songs from A Shropshire Lad (World premiere)
R. Strauss - Metamorphosen

Sir Mark Elder

Roderick Williams, baritone

In works reflecting the poignancy and fragility of human life, this concert begins with Britten’s Russian Funeral for brass and percussion, followed by Arvo Pärt’s memorial threnody to Britten himself – an elegiac masterwork of disarming simplicity. Roderick Williams (named ‘our greatest baritone’ by The Daily Telegraph) sings Butterworth’s Six Songs from A Shropshire Lad, in the world premiere of his new orchestration of these bitter-sweet settings which searingly penetrate to the heart of Housman’s poems. Richard Strauss’s Metamorphosen for 23 solo strings is a huge favourite of Sir Mark’s, who wanted to perform it again with a new generation of Hallé strings. He feels it is ‘one of Strauss’s most deeply felt works’, the composer’s reflection on the destruction of Germany, its people and culture following the tyranny of Nazism.

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