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Mahler Chamber Orchestra - Mozart, Bedford, Ravel, Benjamin, Schubert

Live from the 2015 Aldeburgh Festival in Suffolk, Francois-Xavier Roth conducts the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in music by Mozart, Luke Bedford, Ravel, George Benjamin and Schubert.

Live from the 2015 Aldeburgh Festival

Fran├žois-Xavier Roth and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra play Mozart, Schubert and Ravel

Mozart: Overture, The Marriage of Figaro
Luke Bedford: Wonderful Two-Headed Nightingale
Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin
George Benjamin: Three Inventions

8.15: Interval

8.35
Schubert Symphony No.5 in B flat

Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Fran├žois-Xavier Roth conductor

Familiar works by Mozart and Schubert frame a Janus-like concert that straddles the centuries, turning back for inspiration but planting its feet in the music of today. In Ravel's hands the grace and exuberance of French baroque dance forms become both homage to his French musical ancestry and bittersweet homily to the fallen.
Luke Bedford's rhapsody evokes 19th-century conjoined twins who sing with a striking, heartrending beauty whilst Benjamin's taut, luminous score teems with vivid caprice and sombre foreboding.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Luke Bedford

    Wonderful Two-Headed Nightingale

  • Maurice Ravel

    Le Tombeau de Couperin

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude and Fugue BWV 855-7

  • George Benjamin

    Three Inventions

  • Schubert

    Symphony No. 5

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