Aldeburgh Festival 2016

Snape
23 Jun 2016

Mozart

Masonic Funeral Music

Colin Matthews

Night Music

Carter

A Sunbeam's Architecture

Tippett

Concerto for Orchestra

Beethoven

Symphony No. 8

Artists

Summary

Britten Sinfonia return to Aldeburgh Festival, with a programme studded with surprising and colourful gems conducted by Oliver Knussen. Beethoven’s light and brilliant Eighth and Mozart’s grand, elegiac miniature are reminders never to typecast these great, multifaceted composers. Both Matthews’ and Carter’s pieces resonate with the Mozart – Night Music in its mood of slow grandeur and A Sunbeam’s Architecture in the echoes of war and death that tinge the poems of E.E. Cummings, written during WWI, which Carter sets in his song cycle. Tippett’s Concerto for Orchestra, meanwhile, stands out as a work of remarkable originality and colour.

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