IN A WORLD FULL OF NOISE,
WE NEED TO LISTEN CAREFULLY
TO THE THINGS WORTH HEARING.
Sir Mark Elder joined the Hallé in 2000 and since his arrival there have been a number of major initiatives including the launch of the Hallé’s own CD label in 2003. The label, comprising high quality studio recordings and exceptional live recordings, immediately became noticeable for its diversity and breadth of repertoire. Already, the label includes highly acclaimed interpretations of Elgar’s music, and works by Richard Strauss, Sibelius, Debussy, Wagner, Nielsen, Vaughan Williams and Colin Matthews.
In its 150th anniversary year, the Hallé released Sir Mark’s long-awaited and dramatic interpretation of Elgar’s great oratorio ‘The Dream of Gerontius’ which received the 2009 Classic FM Gramophone Choral Award. Other accolades have included a Diapason d’Or for the recording of Debussy’s ‘La Mer’ and the first set of Colin Matthews’ orchestrations of Debussy Preludes, and in 2010, the Hallé became the first orchestra to win two Gramophone Awards in one year, with its recordings of Wagner’s ‘Götterdämmerung’ and Elgar’s Violin Concerto with Thomas Zehetmair.
For more information on these recordings and the Hallé, visit www.halle.co.uk, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, call 0161 237 7008 or write to Hallé Concerts Society, The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, M1 5HA.