Cyprus Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jens Georg Bachmann
Philipp Jundt (flute)
Friday 14 September 8.30pm Markideion Municipal Theatre Paphos
Tickets: €12, €7 (18-26 years, pensioners), €5 (under 18)
Box Office: Online at www.cyso.org.cy and two hours before the concert
Information: Tel: 22463144, www.cyso.org.cy
Schubert: Excerpts from Rosamunde, Princess of Cyprus, D. 797 A. Mozart: Flute Concerto no. 1 in G major, K. 313 Schubert: Symphony no. 2 in B flat major, D. 125
In 1823, Schubert provided music for a play called “Rosamunde, Fürstin von Zypern”, which failed miserably and closed in two nights. Ιt wasn’t until 1868, when Grove and Sullivan made their famous discovery of Schubert scores in Vienna where the music was heard again, proving an instant success! Back in 1767, Mozart wrote to his father from Mannheim with regard to a commission for three flute concertos and four flute quartets: “It’s not surprising I have been unable to finish them, for you know I become quite powerless when I am obliged to write for an instrument I can’t stand.” However, not only did he eventually finish them, but there are no signs whatsoever in them that he disliked the flute. Schubert, wrote his Second Symphony at the age of 17, which is a quite remarkable effort and decidedly grander in scale and outlook than his First Symphony.
Directions: The theatre is next to the Karavella bus station in the upper town, just off the Polis Road behind the petrol station. MARKIDEIO MUNICIPAL THEATRE OF PAPHOS, 27 Andrea Geroudi Street, Paphos. Tel: 26932571.