BBC Music Magazine : 2019-04-17

Reviews : 93 : 95

Reviews

The U.K Super-budget: 1CD-£6.99 ! ALC 1382 ‘good fun -but not very clean !’ (Gram) ALC 1362 ‘electrifyi­ng 9th – superbly vivid 15th’ (Gr) ALC 1401 ‘popular selection – digital sound’ ALC 1603 ‘distinguis­hed 5th justly renowned 6th’ (PGN) FELIX MENDELSSOH­N BARTHOLDY ALSO: $/& -DQIŸHN 6LQIRQLHWW­D 2SHUD 3UHOXGHV 7DUDV %XOED 0DFNHUUDV $QŸHUO 9LYDOGL 6HDVRQV $OELQRQL 3DFKHOEHO +DQGHO 3XUFHOO %DFK 6FRWWLVK &KDPEHU 2UFK -XVVL %M|UOLQJ ,Q &RQFHUW &DUQHJLH +DOO $/1 -RKQ %HWMHPDQ )DYRXULWH 3RHPV Northern Flowers 99129: ‘Leningrad Quartets’ (Slonimsky, Okunev,chernov / Taneyev Qt. ZZZ DOWRFG FRP RI¯FH#DOWRFG FRP The Bridgewate­r Hall Internatio­nal Concert Series 18|19 Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenm­ent Margaret Faultless Lisa Beznosiuk violin/director flute Friday 10 May 7.30pm Bach’s Orchestral Suites Piano Concerto no. 2 Symphony no. 1 The Planets: An HD Odyssey Royal Philharmon­ic Orchestra Nick Davies conductor Wednesday 5 June 7.30pm Bezuidenho­ut Heras-casado In a programme of music associated with space travel, Holst’s The Planets is accompanie­d by stunning images of the cosmos provided by NASA. Freiburger Barockorch­ester Mendelssoh­n’s first symphonic work scored for full orchestra, the Symphony op. 11 in C minor paved the way for even greater examples of the genre he was soon to produce. The concert overture Die schöne Melusine and the sparkling Piano Concerto No. 2 rely on the type of orchestrat­ion and harmonic language which are best served when played on period instrument­s, as heard here. Devoid of the atmosphere of Romantic doom and gloom, nearly every page of both scores is marked by an exuberant cheerfulne­ss, youthful drive, and irrepressi­ble energy. Chineke! Wayne Marshall Stewart Goodyear conductor piano Sunday 16 June 4.00pm Coleridge-taylor Stewart Goodyear Ballade in A minor Callaloo – Caribbean Suite for piano & orchestra Dvoˇrák Symphony No.7 in D minor Box Office: 0161 907 9000 www.bridgewate­r-hall.co.uk harmoniamu­ndi.com

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