“Matthew Halls scored a triumph”

Posted on Apr 18, 2019 in Matthew Halls, Reviews | No Comments
“Matthew Halls scored a triumph”

“…the results were profoundly inspired revelations of Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony…Halls had a tall order placed before him and he didn’t flinch…the highlight of the night was Halls’ masterstroke of bringing the third, fourth and fifth movements together in an undifferentiated hymn to contemplation, of life and death, of meaning and mortality, and ultimately, of the original intent behind Mahler’s use of the word “Resurrection.”…It was a splendidly colourful immersive experience, especially with one’s eyes closed.

The cheers were rapturous for both the work and the performers, and satisfyingly for me to see, the conductor.  Matthew Halls scored a triumph, but Mahler was the real winner as we got to hear him finally at his truest word.”

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