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
François-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
Schubert Symphony No.5 in B flat
Mahler Chamber Orchestra
François-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.