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Sir Mark Elder

© Benjamin Ealovega
Interview
Berlioz 150: La Damnation de Faust
As Sir Mark Elder prepares to conduct La Damnation de Faust, he reflects on the nature of the work and it is that makes Berlioz sound like Berlioz.
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New York CitySamson et Dalila (Samson and Delilah)

Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila
Sir Mark Elder; Darko Tresnjak; Metropolitan Opera; Alexander Dodge; Linda Cho; Anita Rachvelishvili; Aleksandrs Antoņenko

ManchesterHallé: Sibelius' Violin Concerto

Berlioz, Sibelius, Debussy, Ravel
The Hallé; Sir Mark Elder; Viktoria Mullova

NottinghamThe Hallé with Sir Mark Elder and Viktoria Mullova, violin

© Henry Fair
Berlioz, Sibelius, Debussy, Ravel
The Hallé; Sir Mark Elder; Viktoria Mullova

Saffron WaldenThe Hallé

The Hallé
Berlioz, Sibelius, Debussy, Ravel
The Hallé; Sir Mark Elder; Viktoria Mullova

LondonIves' Symphony No.4

Beethoven, Ives
London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Mark Elder; Kirill Gerstein; London Symphony Chorus; Simon Halsey
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A steller Damnation de Faust in Manchester

Rachel Kelly © Gerard Collett
Sir Mark Elder conducts a memorable performance of Berlioz' masterpiece in Manchester's Bridgewater Hall.
*****
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Bleak polar landscapes evoked by The Hallé in Sinfonia Antartica

Sir Mark Elder © Benjamin Ealovega
Sir Mark Elder conducts The Hallé in Berlioz, Saint-Saëns with Stephen Hough and Vaughan Williams
****1
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Folksongs, sung songs and songful Brahms from Britten Sinfonia

Sir Mark Elder © Benjamin Ealovega
Hugo Wolf once said “Brahms cannot exult”. He should have heard this.
****1
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The Dutch premiere of A Village Romeo and Juliet

Sir Mark Elder © Russell Hart
Gorgeous playing under Sir Mark Elder wasn’t enough to mask the lack of theatrical drive in the scrupulously cast Dutch premiere of Delius’ most successful opera.
***11
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Drama in concert: Elder and the LPO in Puccini's Le Willis

Arsen Soghomonyan, Ermonela Jaho and the LPO © Russell Duncan
Mark Elder and the LPO's performance of Puccini's Le Willis proved interesting and frustrating in equal measure, rescued by a star performance from Ermonela Jaho.
***11
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