The finale to the 75th Aldeburgh Festival: Sir Mark Elder conducts the Hallé in Britten’s Death in Venice Suite and Mahler’s Fifth Symphony.

Britten, arr. Bedford:
Suite from Death in Venice, Op.88a (25’)
Symphony No.5 (75’)

The Hallé
Sir Mark Elder conductor

Main image: Sir Mark Elder © John Angerson

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Mahler’s Fifth Symphony is a showcase for what Sir Mark Elder views as the Hallé’s qualities: “their fighting spirit, joie de vivre, determination and commitment to their music-making”. This epic work is paired with Steuart Bedford’s arrangement of music from Britten's Death in Venice. Bedford conducted the opera’s premiere at the Aldeburgh Festival on 16 June 1973.

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