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Prom 21: Aurora Orchestra - Wolfgang Rihm, Strauss and Mozart

Live at the Royal Albert Hall in London, Nicholas Collon conducts the Aurora Orchestra. Rihm: Gejagte Form (2002 version). Strauss: Oboe Concerto in D. Mozart: Symphony No 41 in C.

Live at the BBC Proms: Aurora Orchestra, conducted by Nicholas Collon in Wolfgang Rihm and Mozart's Symphony No 41 'Jupiter', and François Leleux joins for Strauss's Oboe Concerto.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Tom Service

Wolfgang Rihm: Gejagte Form (2002 version)
Richard Strauss: Oboe Concerto in D major

4.25 INTERVAL: Sheet Music
A closer look at the journey the music takes from the composer's pen to the orchestral players' music stands. With contributions from conductor Nicholas Collon and Mozart expert Cliff Eisen.

4.55
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No 41 in C major, 'Jupiter'

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.

PROMS INTERVAL: Sheet Music
As the Aurora Orchestra prepare to play Mozart's Jupiter Symphony from memory, this afternoon's interval traces the journey of music from the composer's pen to the players' and conductor's stands, and celebrates the often overlooked and underestimated role of the music librarian. With contributions from conductor Nicholas Collon and Mozart expert Cliff Eisen.

Producer Sam Hickling.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Wolfgang Rihm

    Gejagte Form

    Orchestra: Aurora Orchestra. Conductor: Nicholas Collon.
  • Richard Strauss

    Oboe Concerto in D major

    Orchestra: Aurora Orchestra. Conductor: Nicholas Collon.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No. 41 in C major, K551 'Jupiter'

    Orchestra: Aurora Orchestra. Conductor: Nicholas Collon.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Piano Sonata in C sharp minor, Hob.XVI:36

    Performer: Marc-André Hamelin.
    • HYPERION.

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