Cardiff University Chamber Orchestra – Beethoven and Mozart

22/02/2015, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

David Ponsford (conductor)
Philip Martin (piano)

  • Mozart: Symphony no.35 in D major ‘Haffner’
  • Beethoven: Piano Concerto no.5 in E flat ‘Emperor’

Composed to celebrate the ennoblement of a childhood friend, Sigmund Haffner, from Salzburg, Mozart promptly forgot the piece which would become his Symphony no. 35. On rediscovering the work he exclaimed: “The new Haffner symphony has quite astonished me, for I did not remember a note of it. It must have been very effective!”  Concerto no.5 ‘The Emperor’ is, curiously, rarely referred to as such outside English speaking territories, and it is highly unlikely given Beethoven’s disgust at Bonaparte having declared himself ‘Emperor of France’ five years previously that he would have sanctioned such a title himself, although there is a heroic quality to the music.


£5, free entry for students and under 18s

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Cardiff University Concert Hall
Corbett Road
CF10 3EB

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