Cardiff University Chamber Orchestra
02/03/2014, 3:00 pm
David Ponsford (conductor), Robert Plane (clarinet)
- Mozart – Clarinet Concerto in A major, K.622
- Beethoven – Symphony no. 8 in F major, op. 93
Composed in the last year of his life, two months before his death in fact, Mozart’s exquisite work for clarinet and orchestra balances and mixes the soloist and ensemble masterfully.
Although at the time of composing his Eighth Symphony Beethoven was becoming increasingly deaf and suffering trials and tribulations in his personal life, there is a light-hearted and cheerful tone to this piece. When asked by his pupil, Carl Czerny, why the Eighth Symphony was less popular than the Seventh, Beethoven is quoted as replying ‘because the Eighth is so much better’. Come and find out whether you agree with Beethoven!
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