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The Hallé - Beethoven's 'Eroica'

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Bridgewater HallManchester, North-West, M2 3WS, United Kingdom
January 24 14:15, January 25 19:30, January 28 19:30

The overture Vaughan Williams composed for a production of The Wasps by Aristophanes is both suitably waspish and richly lyrical. Andrei Ionită then joins Cristian Măcelaru and the Hallé for Elgar’s Cello Concerto, one of the greatest works ever written for the instrument. The piece is full of gossamer-light orchestral writing, delicate cello virtuosity and unforgettable melodies. Throughout musical history only a few works have truly changed its course, among them Beethoven’s ‘Eroica’ Symphony. A token of the composer’s heroism as he confronted his increasing deafness, it is a remarkable experience that ends in triumph.

Please note, 25 January will be ‘The Abraham Moss Memorial Concert’.

Cristian Măcelaru © Sorin Popa
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