Winter Season 2020/21: Episode 9


Thursday 25th March 2021 - Thursday 25th March 2021

Broadcast from The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Season subscription (all 9-concerts) £96; Standard price £14; Discount price £5* - all include tax and fees

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Broadcast begins from Thursday 25 March 2021, 12pm
Available until Wednesday 25 June 2021

Debussy - Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Rachmaninov - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Huw Watkins - Symphony No.2 (World premiere)

Sir Mark Elder

Boris Giltburg, piano

After Debussy’s languid, sensuous evocation of a Faun’s dreams and desires, the Hallé’s trail-blazing advocacy of new music is reflected in the concert’s other works. In 1935, the Hallé, with Rachmaninov himself as soloist, gave the UK premiere of his Paganini Rhapsody, renowned for the lush romanticism of its 18th variation. Now, it’s the turn of Boris Giltburg, described by the Gramophone as ‘a truly remarkable Rachmaninov interpreter’, to offer his insight into this evergreen masterpiece, on his third visit to the Hallé. After the first performance of Huw Watkins’s Symphony in 2017, its immediacy made such a strong impression on Sir Mark and Hallé musicians and audiences alike, that a recording followed as well as a further commission. In the wake of such enthusiasm Watkins has composed his Second Symphony, which receives its world premiere performance here.

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