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Aurora Orchestra – Wolfgang Rihm, Strauss and Mozart

 31 July 2016 at 3.45pm 

Aurora Orchestra – Wolfgang Rihm, Strauss and Mozart

Royal Albert Hall, London
Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP
United Kingdom
020 7589 8212

François Leleux oboe
Aurora Orchestra
Nicholas Collon conductor
Tom Service presenter

It’s difficult to imagine how Mozart could have followed his final symphony, the ‘Jupiter’ – a work of such scale, majesty and intensity. Tom Service and Nicholas Collon unpick Mozart’s continuous stream of joy and invention, allowing us to get under the skin of this great work, which the Aurora Orchestra plays from memory.

Before it, one of the world’s leading oboists, François Leleux, plays Strauss’s twisting, singing Oboe Concerto – itself preceded by Wolfgang Rihm’s Hunted Form, whose animal energy suggests a pursuit more physical than a search merely for musical structure.

Wolfgang Rihm : Gejagte Form
Richard Strauss : Oboe Concerto in D major
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Symphony No 41 in C major, 'Jupiter'

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