Home » Classical Music » Prom 21: Aurora Orchestra – Wolfgang Rihm, Strauss and Mozart at the Royal Albert Hall on 31 July 2016

Prom 21: Aurora Orchestra – Wolfgang Rihm, Strauss and Mozart at the Royal Albert Hall on 31 July 2016

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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.

Programme

Wolfgang Rihm Gejagte Form (revised version, 2002) 13’

R. Strauss Oboe Concerto 25’

interval

Mozart Symphony No. 41 in C major K551 ‘Jupiter’ 33’

Performers

Tom Service presenter

François Leleux oboe

Aurora Orchestra

Nicholas Collon conductor

For more information and book tickets, visit the Royal Albert Hall website here

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