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Aurora Orchestra plays Suckling, Mozart and Beethoven

From Kings Place, Aurora Orchestra and Nicholas Collon perform Martin Suckling's song-cycle Candlebird, Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 16 and Beethoven's Symphony No 4.

Martin Suckling received widespread critical acclaim for his poignant song cycle Candlebird at its premiere in 2011, which sets texts by Don Paterson. Tonight's conductor, Nicholas Collon, conducted that first performance and has championed the work ever since. This work precedes the next instalment in Aurora Orchestra's cycle of the complete Mozart piano concertos: No. 16 in D major, featuring pianist Charles Owen, making his debut with the orchestra. Concluding tonight's concert is Beethoven's Symphony No. 4. Situated rather awkwardly between the ground-breaking Third ('Eroica') and the monumental Fifth symphonies, the Fourth eschews fate and angst in favour of a sunny, cheerful character that often recalls the classical model of Haydn.

Recorded at Kings Place, 7th April

Martin Suckling: Candlebird
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 16 in D major, KV. 451

Interval

Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 60

Mark Stone (baritone)
Charles Owen (piano)
Aurora Orchestra
Nicholas Collon (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Martin Suckling

    Candlebird for baritone and chamber orchestra

    Singer: Mark Stone. Orchestra: Aurora Orchestra. Conductor: Nicholas Collon.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Concerto no. 16 in D major K.451 for piano and orchestra

    Performer: Charles Owen. Orchestra: Aurora Orchestra. Conductor: Nicholas Collon.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Nocturne No. 6 In D Flat Major Op.63 For Piano

    Performer: Charles Owen.
    • Fauré: The Complete Nocturnes.
    • Alia Vox.
    • 6.
  • Frederick Delius

    2 Songs (Verlaine) RT.16 for voice and piano no.1; Il pleure dans mon coeur; no.2; Le Ciel est, pardessus le toit

    Performer: Stephen Barlow. Singer: Mark Stone.
    • The Complete Delius Songbook Volume 2.
    • Stone Records.
    • 16.
  • Frederick Delius

    La Lune Blanche [verlaine] Rt.5.26 Vers. For Voice And Piano

    Performer: Stephen Barlow. Singer: Mark Stone.
    • The Complete Delius Songbook Volume 2.
    • Stone Records.
    • 18.
  • Frederick Delius

    Chanson D'Automne Rt.5.27 For Voice And Piano [words: Verlaine]

    Performer: Stephen Barlow. Singer: Mark Stone.
    • The Complete Delius Songbook Volume 2.
    • Stone Records.
    • 19.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony no. 4 in B flat major Op.60

    Orchestra: Aurora Orchestra. Conductor: Nicholas Collon.
  • Leos Janáček

    Pohadka

    Performer: Danjulo Ishizaka. Performer: Shai Wosner.
    • Onyx.
  • Percy Grainger

    A Lincolnshire Posy

    Ensemble: Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra. Conductor: Timothy Reynish.
    • CHANDOS.

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