The Hallé – Mussorgsky’s Pictures from an Exhibition at The Bridgewater Hall

The Hallé – Mussorgsky’s Pictures from an Exhibition
The Bridgewater Hall
8th December 2021

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The Hallé - Mussorgsky's Pictures from an Exhibition

Bernstein – Overture: Candide
Wynton Marsalis – Violin Concerto
Mussorgsky orch. Ravel – Pictures from an Exhibition

Cristian Macelaru

Nicola Benedetti, violin

Cristian Macelaru conducts as Nicola Benedetti performs the critically acclaimed concerto Wynton Marsalis composed for her. Taking its ‘inspiration from her life as a travelling performer’ and incorporating diverse allusions to her Scottish and Marsalis’s AfricanAmerican heritages, it’s in four picturesque movements, including a soulful ‘Blues’ and final ‘Hootenanny’, described by the composer as ‘a raucous, stomping and whimsical barn-yard throw-down.’ As an upbeat, Bernstein’s fizzing overture to his comic operetta Candide perfectly encapsulates the fantastical adventures of its ever-optimistic hero; and to end, Mussorgsky’s Pictures from an Exhibition, his remarkable feat of musical imagination in tribute to a deceased artist friend. Equally astounding is the added dimension Ravel conjures through the vibrant colours of his instrumental palette.

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