September 2017 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, September 6th 2017

    Presenter: Sheila Grace

    Malcolm Proud
  1. Franz Liszt (1811-1886): Grand Etudes de Paganini, No. 3 "La Campanella" - Jorge Bolet, piano (4:51)
  2. Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): Violin Concerto in D, Op. 77 (III. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace) - Itzhak Perlman, violin, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, cond. Carlo Mario Giulini (8:20)
  3. Henryk Górecki (1933-2010): Symphony No. 3, Op. 36 "Symphony of Sorrowful Songs" (II. Lente e largo – tranquillissimo) - Zotia Kilanowicz, soprano; State Philharmonic Orchestra, Cracow, cond. Jacek Kasprzyk (9:26)
  4. Henry Purcell, attr. (1659-1695): Ground in C minor, ZT 68 - Malcolm Proud, harpsichord (3:00)
  5. William Croft (1678-1727): Ground in C minor, ZD 221 - Malcolm Proud, harpsichord (3:20)
  6. Frederic Chopin (1810-1849): Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 21 (II. Larghetto) - Krystian Zimerman, piano; Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Carlo Mario Giulini (9:07)
  7. Edward Elgar (1857-1934): Sospiri, adagio for strings, harp & organ, Op. 70 - Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. John Eliot Gardiner (5:07)
  8. Max Bruch (1838-1920): Violin Concerto in G minor, Op. 26 (III. Finale - Allegro energico) - Itzhak Perlman (violin), Concertgebouw Orchestra, cond. Bernard Haitink (7:06)
  9. Arvo Pärt (1935- ): Fratres for string orchestra and percussion - Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, cond. Paavo Järvi (6:48)
  10. Edvard Grieg (1843-1907): Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 (III. Allegro moderato molto e marcato) - Cécile Ousset, piano; London Symphony Orchestra, cond. Sir Neville Marriner (10:05)
  11. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 - Peter Hurford, organ of Ratzeburg Cathedral, Germany (9:17)
  12. Henry Purcell: A New Irish Tune. Z 646 "Lilliburlero" - Malcolm Proud, harpsichord (0:46)

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June 2017 - Meeting

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Joseph Canteloube

                                                       

Programme for Wednesday 7th June 2017
                                                               "Pastoral"
                                                     Presenter: John O'Hagan


1        Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713): Concerto Grosso in G Minor, Op 6 No 8 (Christmas Concerto) - Tafelmusik, dir. Jean Lamon (13:31)

2        Claudio  Monteverdi (1567-1643): Madrigals Book 8, Non havea Febo ancora (Lamento della ninfa)-Viveca Axell (soprano), John Potter and Douglas Nasrawi (tenor), Harry van der Kamp (bass). Tragicomedia - Andrew Lawrence-King (double harp), Stephen Stubbs (cittarone), Erin Headley (lirone). (6:25)

3        Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741): Chamber Concerto in D, RV95, La Pastorella - Camerata Köln (8:29)

4        Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757): Sonata in d minor Kk9 (Pastorale) - Claudio di Veroli (harpsichord) (3:04)

5        Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Cantata BWV208, (Hunting cantata).“Sheep may safely graze” - Arleen Auger (soprano), Berlin Chamber Orchestra cond. Peter Schreier (4:56)

6        Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971): Pastorale – Song without words, for violin and small ensemble - Israel Baker (violin), Columbia Chamber Ensemble, dir. Igor Stravinsky (2:49)

7        Joseph Canteloube (1897-1957): Songs of the Auvergne, Baïlèro - Netania Davrath (soprano), Unnamed orchestra, cond. Pierre de la Roche (6:38)

8        Richard Strauss (1864-1949): Don QuixoteVariation ii:“The Battle with the Sheep”- Mstislav Rostropovich (cello), Ulrich Koch (viola), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Herbert von Karajan (1:44)

9        Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958): A Pastoral Symphony. iii Moderato pesante, iv. Lento - Margaret Price (soprano), New Philharmonia Orchestra, cond. Adrian Boult (16:29)



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May 2017 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday 3rd May 2017
Presenter: John Ashworth


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Charles Ives
Aaron Copland (1900-1990): Rodeo, II. Corral Nocturne & III. Piano Interlude & Saturday Night Waltz - Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, cond. Leonard Slatkin (3:34 & 7:57)

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971): Petrushka, III. The Blackamoor -  Seattle Symphony Orchestra, cond. Ludovic Morlot  (6:56)

Ferde Grofé (1892-1972): Grand Canyon Suite, I.  Sunrise - Detroit Symphony Orchestra, cond.  Antal Dorati (6:39)

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847): Violin concerto in E Minor, Op. 64, III. Allegretto non troppo - Allegro molto vivace - David Oistrakh, violin, Philadelphia Orchestra, cond. Eugene Ormandy (6:16)

Bohuslav Martinů (1890-1959):  Symphony No.2, I. Allegro moderato - Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, cond. Paavo Järvi (6:35)

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827):  Piano concerto No.3 in C Minor, Op. 37, II. Largo - Glenn Gould, piano, Columbia Symphony Orchestra, cond. Leonard Bernstein (10:50)

Charles Ives (1874-1954): Symphony No. 4, IV.  Largo maestoso - American Symphony Orchestra, cond. Leopold Stowkowski (7:57)

Charles Ives (1874-1954):  Symphony No. 2, I. Andante moderato - Nashville Symphony Orchestra, cond. Kenneth Schermerhorn (6:18)

Richard Strauss (1864-1949): Vier Letzte Lieder, III. Beim Schlafengehen - Deborah Voight, soprano, New York Philharmonic, cond. Kurt Masur (5:12)
                                                                                   

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Piano concerto No.3 in C Minor, Op. 37, III. Rondo Allegro - Alfred Brendel, piano, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, cond. James Levine (9:02)

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April 2017 - Meeting

                Programme for Wednesday 5th April 2017
                Presenter: Barbara Dunne


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Louis-Claude Daquin
1.      Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): Tragic Overture Op.81 - Berliner Philharmoniker, cond. Herbert von Karajan (14:21)

2.     Edward Elgar (1857-1934): First Prelude (Overture and Organ-Grinder's Song "To the Children") - Derek Hammond-Stroud, baritone, London Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Vernon Handley (7:01)

3.     Robert Schumann (1810-1856): Symphony No.1 in B flat “Spring” Op. 38, IV. Allegro animato e grazioso -Münchner Symphoniker, cond. Georg Schmohe (6:48)

4.     Richard Strauss (1864-1949): Death and Transfiguration: Symphonic Poem Op. 24 - Vienna Philharmonic Orch., cond. Wilhelm Furtwängler (22:22)

5.     Richard Strauss (1864-1949): Four Last Songs, IV. "Im Abendrot" - Elizabeth Schwarzkopf, soprano, Philharmonia Orchestra, cond. Otto Ackermann (7:13)

6.     Brian Boydell (1917-2000): Scherzo for String Quartet  -  R.T.E. Vanbrugh String Quartet (5:44)

7.     Franz Schubert (1797-1828): Die Winterreise ,Op. 89, "Der Leiermann" - Harry Plunket-Greene, baritone, (2:44)

8.     Franz Schubert (1797-1828): Die Winterreise, Op. 89 ; "Der Leiermann" - Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone, Jörg Demus, piano (3:09)

9.     Frederic Chopin (1810-1849): Piano Sonata No.3 in B minor Op.58, IV. Finale. Presto, non tanto - Agitato - Lang-Lang, piano (5:24)

10.   Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847): Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op.64: II. Andante - Allegretto non troppo - Yehudi Menuhin, violin, Berliner Philharmoniker, cond. Wilhelm Furtwängler  (7:54)

            11.   Louis-Claude Daquin (1694-1772): Le Coucou - Finghin Collins, piano (2:09)

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March 2017 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday 1st March 2017
Presenter: Frank Murray

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Umberto Giordano

1.      Umberto Giordano (1867-1948): La Mamma Morta - Andrea Chénier - Maria Callas, soprano,  Philharmonia Orchestra, cond. Tullio Serafin (4.48)

2.      Antonin Dvořák (1841-1904): Song To The Moon – Rusalka, Act 1, Op. 114, B 203 - Lucia Popp, soprano, Munich Radio Orchestra, cond. Stefan Soltesz: (5.48)

3.      Traditional Song: Song of the Volga Boatmen - Artur Eizen, Bass, Soviet Army Chorus and Army Band, cond. Col. Boris Alexandrov (3.22)

4.       Johann Strauss II (1825-1899) & Ralph Benatzky (1884-1957): Nonnenchor Und Das Lied Der Laura Casanova - Lucia Popp, soprano,  Academy of St. Martin In The Fields, Ambrosian Singers, cond. Neville Marriner (4.20)

5.      Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924): Signore, Ascolta! Ah, Signore Ascolta, Turandot - Pilar Lorengar, soprano,  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, cond. Arthur Rother (2.34)

6.       James Newton Howard (1951-): Maleficent Suite – Orchestra; London Voices; Trinity Boys Choir; cond. Pete Anthony (6.35)

7.      Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924): Cantique De Jean Racine, Op. 11 – The Cambridge Singers, Members of the City of London Sinfonia, cond. John Rutter (6.42)

8.      Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978): Spartacus - Adagio Of Spartacus & Phrygia – Weiner Philharmoniker, cond. Aram Khachaturian (9.05)

9.      Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880): Orphee Aux Enfers, Overture - Philharmonia Orchestra, cond. Herbert Von Karajan (9.36)

10.  Dmitri Shostakovich (1905-1975): The Gadfly Suite-Romance Op. 97A - London Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Mariss Jansons (6.20)

11.  Alicia Scott (1810-1900): Annie Laurie- Evgeny Belaiaev, Tenor, Soviet Army Chorus, cond. Col. Boris Alexandrov (4.32)

            12.  Peter Tchaikovsky (1840-1893): Swan Lake, Finale; Op. 20 - Philadelphia Orchestra, cond.                      Wolfgang Sawallisch (6.09)

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