Nov 2021 Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, November 3rd 2021

    Presenter: John O'Hagan

    Henry Purcell
  1. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Gratulationsmenuett  - WoO 3. Weimar Staatskapelle Chamber Orchestra – Friedemann Bätzel (3:43)
  2. Henry Purcell (1659 -1695): Welcome to all the Pleasures (Ode for St Cecilia’s Day 1683). (i) Overture (ii) Welcome to all the pleasures (iii) Here the deities approve and While joys celestial - The English Concert and Choir - Trevor Pinnock (8:57)
  3. Charles Ives (1874 -1954): String Quartet No 1. (i) Chorale: Andante con moto  - Juilliard String Quartet (5:50)
  4. Robert Schumann (1810 -1856): Papillons, Op 2.  - Alfred Cortot (piano) (12:28)
  5. Max Bruch (1838 - 1920): Kol Nidrei - Adagio on Hebrew melodies, Op 47. - Timora Rosler (cello), Zilina Chamber orchestra, cond. Dwight Bennett (8:26)
  6. Enrique Granados (1867-1916):  Quejas, o la maja y el ruiseñor (Complaints, or The Maja’s Lament to a Nightingale). - Montserrat Caballé (soprano) Miguel Zanetti (piano) (7:31)
  7. Silvestre Revueltas (1899-1940): Sensemayá -The New World Symphony, cond. Michael Tilson Thomas (6:31)
  8. Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943): Vocalise Op 34 No 14 (arr. Arcady Dubensky).  -Anna Moffo (soprano), American Symphony Orchestra, cond. Leopold Stokowski (7:06)
  9. Jules Massenet (1842-1912): The Last Sleep of the Virgin -City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, cond. Louis Frémaux (4:42)
  10. Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847): Octet, Op20 (iii) Scherzo - Academy Chamber Ensemble (4:22)

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Mar 2020 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, March 4th 2020

    Presenter: Barbara Dunne

    Johannes Brahms
  1. Johannes Brahms(1833-1897): Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80: Allegro – L'istesso tempo, un poco maestoso – Animato - Maestoso  - Berliner Philharmoniker – Claudio Abbado (10:14)
  2. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Symphony No.6 in F Major, Op. 68 “Pastoral”, V: Hirtengesang. Frohe und dankbare Gefühle nach dem Sturm. Allegretto  - Wiener Philmarmoniker – Karl Böhm (9:47)
  3. Robert Schumann (1810-1856): Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra in C Major, Op. 131: Moderato semplice ma espressivo  - New York Philharmonic Orchestra – Kurt Masur, Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin (13:12)
  4. Edvard Grieg (1843-1907): Peer Gynt Suite no. 1: Morning - Munich Symphony Orchestra, Georg Schmöhe (3:35)
  5. Johannes Brahms(1833-1897): Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, Op. 115, I: Allegro - Dame Theo King – Clarinet, Gabrielli String Quartet (12:53)
  6. Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934):  Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85, IV: Allegro ma non troppo - BBC Symphony Orchestra – Sir John Barbirolli, Jacqueline du Pré - Cello (12:12)
  7. Gustav Mahler (1860-1911): Symphony No. 5, IV: Adagietto - Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra – Sir Charles Mackerras (10:02)
  8. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Piano Sonata No. 8, Op. 13, “Pathétique, II: Adagio cantabile - Wilhelm Kempff – piano (4:55)

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Feb 2020 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, February 5th 2020

    Presenter: Sheila Thomson

    Ludwig van Beethoven
  1. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), transcribed for piano by Franz Liszt (1811-1886): Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op 125, 5th movement - Alllegro assai vivace, alla marcia  - Konstantin Scherbakov – piano (14:15)
  2. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Quintet for basset clarinet and strings in A major, K581, 4th movement, Allegretto con variazioni  - Wiener Oktett (9:28)
  3. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): The Brandenburg Concertos, concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048, first and second movements -Allegro and Adagio-Allegro  - Scottish Ensemble – Jonathan Rees (11:00)
  4. Jean Sibelius (1865-1957): Symphony No.5 in E flat, Op.82, 3rd movement-Allegro molto - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra – Simon Rattle (9:15)
  5. Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975): Symphony No.3 in E flat major, Op. 20 (The First of May) - Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra – Ladislav Slovak, Slovak Philharmonoic Chorus (31:25)
  6. Antonin Dvorak (1841-1884):  Symphony No.8 in G major, Op.88, 4th movement Allegro, ma non troppo - Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra – Rafael Kubelik (8:45)
  7. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Sonata No. 29 in B flat major, Op. 106 “Hammerklavier”-(ii) Scherzo: assai vivace - John O’Conor – piano (2:24)

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Jan 2020 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, January 8th 2020

    Presenter: Dermot Kehoe

    Joaquín Rodrigo
  1. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Piano sonata No 29, Op 106 (“Hammerklavier”) - (i) Allegro  - Maurizio Pollini, piano (10:46)
  2. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893): Symphony No 6 – (ii) Allegro con grazia - Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Kiril Petrenko (7:18)
  3. Joaquín Rodrigo (1901-1999): Concierto di Aranjuez - (ii) Adagio  - Narciso Yepes (guitar), Orquesta Sinfonica RTV Espana, Odon Alonso (11:27)
  4. Edward Elgar (1857-1934): Sea Pictures – Where Corals Lie; The Swimmer - Janet Baker (contralto), London Symphony Orchestra, John Barbirolli (10:19)
  5. Richard Wagner (1813-1883): Rienzi – Overture - Staatskapelle Dresden, Heinrich Hollreiser (11:38)
  6. Kurt Weill (1900-1950): The Threepenny Opera – Mack the Knife - Jessye Norman (soprano) with ensemble (6:38)
  7. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893), arr Kuehne: Fantasy on themes from Eugene Onegin - Xavier de Maistre, harp (8:40)
  8. Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967): Háry János – Chanson - Toni Koves-Steiner (cimbalom), Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell (5:23)
  9. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): String Quartet No 16, Op 135 - (iv) Finale - Gewandhaus Quartet (6:35)

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Oct 2019 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, October 2nd 2019

    Presenter: Frank Murray

    Miklos Rozsa
  1. Alan Menken (b.1949): Beauty and the Beast - Transformation  - Orchestra & Chorus, cond. David Friedman (5:46)
  2. Mikis Theodorakis (b. 1925): Adagio for flute, string orchestra and percussion - Kenneth Smith (flute) Philharmonia Orchestra, cond. Charles Dutoit (3:47)
  3. Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924): La Boheme, Act 1 (i) Che Gelida Manina (ii) Si: Mi Chiamano Mimi (iii) O Soave Fanciulla  - Luciano Pavarotti (tenor), Mirella Freni (soprano), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Herbert Von Karajan (14:27)
  4. Ennio Morricone (b. 1928): The Mission - Theme, Gabriel’s Oboe; Once Upon a Time in the West - The Man with the Harmonica - Orchestra & Chorus, cond. Ennio Morricone (8:25)
  5. Franz Lehár (1870-1948): The Gold and Silver Waltz - Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Willi Boskovsky (8:50)
  6. Miklos Rozsa (1907-1995): Ben Hur - (i) Star of Bethlehem/Adoration of the Magi/Shofar Call (ii) Prelude/Marcia Romana - MGM Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, cond. Miklos Rozsa (7.00)
  7. Charles Williams (1893-1978): While I Live - Dream of Olwen - Daniel Adni (Piano) Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, cond. Kenneth Alwyn (3:55)
  8. A.V.Alexandrov (1883-1946): Ukrainian Poem - Aleksei Sergeiev (Bass-Baritone), Soviet Army Chorus/Soviet Army Band, cond. Col. Boris Alexandrov (6:17)
  9. Franz Liszt (1811-1886): Hungarian Rhapsody No 2 in C minor - Roberto Szidon (piano) (9:14)
  10. Jerry Goldsmith (1929-2004):  Masada - Main Theme  - Orchestra cond. Jerry Goldsmith. (5:05)
  11. Pietro Mascagni (1863-1945): Cavalleria Rusticana: Inneggiamo, Il Signor Non E Morto! - Agnes Baltsa (mezzo-soprano); Vera Baniewicz (contralto), Philharmonia Chorus & Orchestra, cond. Giuseppi Sinopoli (4:40)

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