March 2018 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, March 7th 2018

    "International Women's Day"
    Presenter: Barbara Dunne

    Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
  1. Ethel Smyth (1858-1944): The Wreckers (Overture) - Scottish National Orchestra, cond. Alexander Gibson (9:24)
  2. Marie Bigot (1786-1820): Étude in C minor - Betty Ann Miller, piano (2:33)
  3. Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel (1805-1847): Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 11 (iv. Finale. Allegretto moderato) - Trio Vivente (5:33)
  4. Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847): A Midsummer Night's Dream, incidental music, Op. 61 (8. Notturno, in E major, Con moto tranquillo) - Munich Symphony Orchestra, Albert Lizzio (6:25)
  5. Alma Mahler (1879-1964): Fünf Lieder (2. In meines Vaters Garten "In My Father's Garden") - Karen Cargill, mezzo-soprano; Simon Lepper, piano (6:11)
  6. Gustav Mahler (1860-1911): Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (4. Die zwei blauen Augen von meinem Schatz) - Karen Cargill, mezzo-soprano; Simon Lepper, piano (5:45)
  7. Lili Boulanger (1893-1918): Cortège - Joseph Roche, violin; Paul Freed, piano (1:54)
  8. Grażyna Bacewicz (1909-1969): Concerto for strings (i. Allegro) - Capella Bydgostiensis, cond. Mariusz Smolij (4:52)
  9. Cécile Chaminade (1857-1944): Valse d'Automne, Op. 169. Mouvement de Valse: Allegro Ersteinspielung - Christina Harnisch, piano (3:27)
  10. Clara Wieck Schumann (1819-1896): Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 7 (iii. Finale. Allegro non troppo) - Veronica Jochum, piano; Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Joseph Silverstein (10:19)
  11. Robert Schumann (1810-1856): Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129 (iii. Etwas lebhafter, Sehr lebhaft) - Maria Kliegel, cello; National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, cond. Andrew Constantine (8:01)
  12. Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): String Sextet No. 1 in B flat major, Op. 18 (iv. Rondo. Poco Allegretto e grazioso) - Gautier Capuçon, cello; Renaud Capuçon, violin; Gérard Caussé, viola; Marie Chilemme, viola; Clemens Hagen, cello; Christoph Koncz, violin (10:17)
  13. Cécile Chaminade (1857-1944): Etudes de concert, for piano, Op. 35 (2. Automne) - Christina Harnisch, piano (5:51)

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November 2017 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, November 1st 2017

    "Double Dip"
    Presenter: Jim Bruce

    Fritz Wunderlich (1930-1966)
  1. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Die Zauberflöte, K.620 (Act I: "Wie stark ist nicht dein Zauberton") - Fritz Wunderlich, tenor; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Karl Böhm (3:19)
  2. Franz Liszt (1811-1886): Die Zelle in Nonnenwerth, S. 382 - Steven Isserlis, cello; Thomas Adès, piano (5:35)
  3. Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893): The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66 arr. Pletnev (excerpts) - Mikhail Pletnev, piano (14:03)
  4. Francis Poulenc (1899-1963): O magnum mysterium, FP 152/1 - Westminster Cathedral Choir, cond. James O'Donnell (3:23)
  5. Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): Daphnis et Chloé, suite no. 2 - New England Conservatory Chorus, Boston Symphony Orchestra, cond. Claudio Abbado (16:17)
  6. Franz Liszt: The Maiden’s Wish (after Chopin, Op. 74, No. 1) - Mikhail Pletnev, piano (3:38)
  7. John Tavener (1944-2013): The Protecting Veil, for cello & string orchestra (1. The Protecting Veil) - Steven Isserlis, cello; London Symphony Orchestra, cond. Gennady Rozhdestvensky (8:45)
  8. Alonso Lobo (1555-1617): Lamentations (No 10: Iod. Dabit percutienti se maxillam; No 11: Jerusalem, Jerusalem, convertere ad Dominum Deum tuum) - Westminster Cathedral Choir, cond. Martin Baker (4:34)
  9. Franz Schubert (1797-1828): Die Forelle ("The Trout"), D. 550, Op. 32 - Fritz Wunderlich, tenor; Hubert Giesen, piano (2:25)
  10. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Symphony No. 6 in F major, "Pastoral", Op. 68 (3. Allegro ‘Peasant's merrymaking’; 4. Allegro ‘The storm’; 5. Allegretto ‘Shepherds' song. Joyous thanksgiving after the storm’) - Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Claudio Abbado (18:35)

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October 2017 - Meeting


Programme for Wednesday, October 4th 2017

    The Classical Era

    Presenter: John O'Hagan

  1. Domenico Cimarosa (1749-1801): The Secret Marriage – Overture. Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia, cond. Alessandro Amoretti (6:02)
  2. Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787): Il Parnaso confuso – Di questa cetra in seno. Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo-soprano), Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, leader Bernhard Forck (5:16)
  3. Ignaz Pleyel (1757-1831): String Quartet in B flat major, Op 2 No 5. i Allegro. Ensō Quartet (9:31)
  4. Johann Christian Bach (1735-1782): Symphony in E major for double orchestra, Op 18 No 5. i Allegro. ii Andante. iii Tempo di minuetto. Cappella Coloniensis, cond. Hans-Martin Linde (13:58)
  5. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788): The Resurrection and Ascension of Jesus. i Introduction. ii Chorus: Gott! Du wirst. iii Recitative: Judäa zittert. iv Aria: Mein Geist, voll Furcht und Freuden. v Chorus: Triumph! Stephan Genz (tenor), Ex Tempore, La Petite Bande, cond. Sigiswald Kuijken (11:58) 
  6. Muzio Clementi (1752-1832): Sonata in F sharp minor Op 25 No 5. i Più tosti allegro con espressione. ii Lento e patetico. iii Presto. Peter Katin (piano – Clementi 1832) (18:50) 
  7. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Symphony No 1 in C majo, op 21. i Adagio molto-Allegro con brio. ii Andante cantabile con moto. iii Menuetto. Allegro molto e vivace. iv Adagio-Allegro molto e vivace. Smithsonian Chamber Orchestra, cond. Jaap Schröder (25:10)

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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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