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Featured Titles from Hallé - August 2013

The Hallé is a remarkable orchestra (and choir) in Manchester, England, with an outstanding tradition of great conductors and performances, premiering works by Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Finzi, Mahler, and many others. The Hallé label features conductor Sir Mark Elder. Our featured titles are below, or view the entire Hallé catalog while it is all on sale! (Sale ends at midnight ET 8/28/13.)
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1. Sibelius: Symphony No 2, Oceanides / Elder, Halle
Release Date: 09/10/2013
Label: HalléCatalog #: 7516
Composer: Jean Sibelius
Conductor: Mark Elder
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hallé Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1
Playing with dramatic bite, the Hallé is certainly in its finest form with this all-Sibelius disc. Excellent sound quality adds to the desirability of this release.
2. Elgar: The Apostles / Imbrailo, Groves, Coote, Elder, Halle Orchestra 3. English Classics 4. Wagner: Die Walkure / Andersen, Howard, Bayley, Silins, Bullock, Elder, Halle Orchestra
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5. English Spring / Mark Elder, Halle Orchestra 6. Elgar: Symphony No 1, Etc / Elder, Rice, Halle Orchestra, Et Al 7. Elgar: Symphony No 2, Introduction & Allegro / Elder
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8. Elgar: Enigma Variations, Serenade, Cockaigne / Elder, Halle Orchestra 9. Nielsen: Symphony No 5, Flute Concerto, Etc / Elder, Et Al 10. English Rhapsody - Delius & Butterworth / Elder, Halle Orchestra, Et Al 11. Colin Matthews: The Debussy Preludes / Elder, Halle Orchestra
Release Date: 01/11/2011
Label: HalléCatalog #: 7527
Composer: Claude Debussy,  Colin Matthews
Conductor: Mark Elder
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hallé Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2
The scoring of these Debussy Preludes by Colin Matthews is always sensitive, tasteful, and carefully thought out. It is fascinating to hear Debussy's keyboard Impressionism performed as colorful orchestral music.
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12. Elgar: Cello Concerto, Falstaff, Romance, Etc / Elder, Schiff, Et Al 13. Vaughan Williams: The Wasps / Goodman, Elder, Et Al 14. Strauss: Don Juan, Macbeth, Lieder / Elder, Schwanewilms,  Halle Orchestra
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15. Elgar: The Dream Of Gerontius Op. 38 / Elder, Groves, Terfel, Coote, Et Al 16. Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony; Oboe Concerto 17. Elgar: Violin Concerto, The Kingdom Overture, Dream Of Gerontius Prelude / Elder, Halle Orchestra 18. Sibelius: Symphonies No 1 And 3 / Elder, Halle Orchestra 19. Shostakovich: Symphony No 5, Etc / Skrowaczewski
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