The Halle - Ravel, Haydn, Brahms
Live at Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, the Halle conducted by Ryan Wigglesworth. Ravel: Mother Goose Suite. Haydn: Symphony No 88. Brahms: Violin Concerto (soloist: Viviane Hagner).
Live from the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester.
The Hallé plays Ravel, Haydn and Brahms.
Presented by Tom Redmond.
Ravel: Mother Goose Suite
Haydn: Symphony No.88
8.15: Interval - interval music
Brahms: Violin Concerto
Viviane Hagner, violin
Ryan Wigglesworth, conductor
Principal Guest Conductor of the Hallé, Ryan Wigglesworth, conducts the lovely Mother Goose - five 'fairytale' pieces Ravel originally composed for the children of two friends. With Tom Thumb, Beauty and the Beast and nodding toy figures, Ravel leads us into an enchanting sound-world. German violinist Viviane Hagner always leaves a lasting impression. In these concerts she performs Brahms's lyrical and masterfully constructed Violin Concerto. Brahms wrote it in a relaxed holiday mood as he savoured the stunning natural beauties of Carinthia. The work ends with a spirited Hungarian-style finale. Haydn's G major symphony is one of the composer's most concise, brilliant and humorous creations.