REVIEW: London Mozart Players at Sheffield City Hall

London Mozart Players gave an excellent concert at Sheffield City Hall, writes Mavis Kirkham.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 27th February 2017, 8:29 am
Updated Wednesday, 1st March 2017, 9:38 am

It contained two major works by Mozart and they were expertly played.

The eminent conductor, Howard Shelley, was also the soloist in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No 17 in G major.

He played with great skill and sensitivity and the close relationship between the conductor and the string players was very clear and produced a really nuanced interpretation of the music. The much loved and dramatic Mozart Symphony No 40 was the highlight of the evening and the audience loved it.

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We also heard Britten’s Simple Symphony, based on material he wrote between the ages of nine and 12. It was lovely and neither simple nor a symphony. Elgar’s Serenade for Strings in E Minor was also played beautifully.

The star of the evening was Mozart and these wonderfully skilled players gave us a memorable performance.