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Smoke and Mirrors - Aurora Orchestra perform HK Gruber and Beethoven at the QEH

Aurora Orchestra, under conductor Nicholas Collon, with HK Gruber's Frankenstein!!, inspired by Mary Shelley's novel, and Beethoven's 5th Symphony, at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.

Recorded over the weekend at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, Aurora Orchestra perform HK Gruber's Frankenstein!!, inspired by Mary Shelley's novel, and Beethoven's 5th Symphony, played from memory, under the baton of conductor Nicholas Collon.

Part of the Orchestral Theatre: Claus Moser Series at the Southbank Centre, this performance takes elements from the early 19th-Century Parisian theatrical genre called phantasmagoria, where optical illusions, ghostly projections and eerie sound effects combine for a terrifying experience. This action develops out of three early romantic masterpieces – Schubert's Der Wanderer , Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, as seen by Austrian contemporary composer HK Gruber, and Beethoven's 5th Symphony. Directed by Jane Mitchell, whose original concept this is, the event also includes surreal narrations by chansonnier Marcus Farnsworth.

Schubert: Der Wanderer D.489
HK Gruber: Frankenstein!!
Beethoven: Symphony No.5 (performed from memory)

Aurora Orchestra
Nicholas Collon, conductor
Marcus Farnsworth, chansonnier

2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • Franz Schubert

    Der Wanderer (Ich komme von Gebirge her) D.489

  • HK Gruber

    Frankenstein!!

  • Franz Schubert

    Fantasy in F minor for piano duet, D 940

    Ensemble: Katia & Marielle Labèque.
    • KML RECORDINGS.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Quartet in F major Op.135 for strings

    Ensemble: Danish String Quartet.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony no. 5 in C minor Op.67

    Orchestra: Aurora Orchestra. Conductor: Nicholas Collon.
  • Padre Antonio Soler

    Fandango

    Performer: Andreas Staier.
    • TELDEC.

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