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A polonaise for polar bears

Viktoria Mullova performs Sibelius's great violin concerto with the Halle Orchestra.

Viktoria Mullova performs one of the greatest violin concertos in the repertoire: Sibelius's lyrical, expansive and thoroughly Scandinavian masterpiece. She plays with the Hallé orchestra conducted by Sir Mark Elder. From the cold Scandinavian landscape of Sibelius we are then transported into a world of vivid colour with impressions of clouds and light from Debussy's Nocturnes and Ravel's shattering act of musical destrauction and revenge, La Valse.

Berlioz: Overture: Les Francs Juges
Sibelius: Violin Concerto
Debussy: Nocturnes
Ravel: La Valse

Viktoria Mullova (violin)
Hallé orchesta
Sir Mark Elder (conductor)

2 hours, 28 minutes

Last on

Fri 12 Apr 2019 19:30

Music Played

  • Hector Berlioz

    Les Francs Juges: Overture

    Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Violin Concerto in D minor, op. 47

    Performer: Viktoria Mullova. Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Piano Concerto in G major: II. Agadio assai

    Performer: Marguerite Long. Orchestra: Orchestre Symphonique. Conductor: Maurice Ravel.
    • EMI.
  • Jean Lenoir

    Parlez-moi d'amour

    Performer: Lucienne Boyer.
    • EMI.
  • Jack Strachey

    Ces Petites Choses

    Performer: Jean Sablon.
    • EMI.
  • Maurice Yvain

    Mon Homme

    Performer: Mistinguett.
    • EMI.
  • Claude Debussy

    Nocturnes

    Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
  • Maurice Ravel

    La Valse

    Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
  • Freddie Meyers

    In a Solitude of the Sea

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Michael Seal.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Symphony of Psalms

    Choir: CBSO Chorus. Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andris Nelsons.

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