200314 CPS

Cambridge Philharmonic

Beethoven & Mozart

Saturday 14th March

7:30 pm

In 1808 Beethoven put on an extraordinary concert at which he not only premiered the fifth and sixth symphonies and the fourth piano concerto, but also performed parts of his Mass in C. To conclude the concert he wrote the Choral Fantasia, designed to involve all the myriad performers who were taking part and with Beethoven himself playing the concertante piano part, which he improvised in the performance. Mozart’s A major Concerto, which was also premiered with its composer at the keyboard, was one of the three concerti he wrote in the spring of 1786 whilst working on The Marriage of Figaro. Soloist for both is Florian Mitrea, who is standing in for Martin James Bartlett as he is unwell.
The concert begins with Leonore No. 3. One of the four different overtures that Beethoven wrote for his opera Fidelio; it concludes with Mozart’s glorious Coronation Mass.

Beethoven: Leonore Overture No.3 Op.72b
Beethoven: Choral Fantasia Op.80
Mozart: Piano Concerto in A K488
Mozart: Coronation Mass

Ticket & Booking Information
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(Students and under-18s £10 on the door)
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