April 2018 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, April 4th 2018


    Presenter: Frank Murray

  1. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Ave, Verum Corpus - Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Cond. Leonard Bernstein (4:04)
  2. Gustav Mahler (1869-1911): Symphony #9 In D – IV:-Bar 126 to end- Molto Adagio- Adagissimo - Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Cond. Herbert von Karajan (9:30)
  3. Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921): Samson and Delilah, Act 1, Scene 6 Printemps qui commence - Risë Stevens; NBC Symphony Orchestra Cond. Leopold Stokowski (5:20)
  4. Manuel Ponce (1882-1948): Estrellita - Maxim Vengerov, Vag Papian, Virtuosi (3:35)
  5. Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809-1847): Responsorium Et Hymnus, Op. 121 - Hear My Prayer - Kiri Te Kanawa, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Utah Symphony Orchestra, Cond. Julius Rudel (10:40)
  6. Jean Sibelius (1865-1957): Valse Triste - New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Cond. Leonard Bernstein (5:05)
  7. Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921): Phaéton - Orchestre National De France, Seiji Ozawa (8:35)
  8. Georges Bizet (1838-1875): Carmen Fantasy (arr. Franz Waxman 1906-1967) - Maxim Vengerov; Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Cond. Zubin Mehta(9:55)
  9. Francesco Cilea (1866-1950):  Adriana Lecouvreur - Act 2: Intermezzo - Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan (2:25)
  10. Franz Schubert (1797-1828): Der Erlkönig - Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Gerald Moore (4:12)
  11. Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901):  La Traviata, Prelude Act III  - Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Cond. Herbert von Karajan(4:24)
  12. Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901): Aida, Act 4, O Terra Addio - Renata Tebaldi, Carlo Bergonzi, Giullietta Simionato, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna Singverein, Cond. Herbert von Karajan (5:06)
  13. Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990): West Side Story: 1. A Boy Like That – 2. I Had a Love – 3. Taunting Scene – 4. Finale  - Kiri Te Kanawa, Tatiana Troyanas, Jose Carreras, Pit Orchestra Cond. Leonard Bernstein (9:35)
  14. Nino Rota (1911-1979):  Romeo and Juliet: Epilogue - Orchestra, Cond. Nino Rota (7:38)

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Nov 2018 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, November 7th 2018

    Presenter: John Ashworth

  1. Gustav Holst (1874-1934): The Planets, Mars - London Symphony Orchestra – Sir Colin Davis (7:11)
  2. Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)): Scythian Suite (Ala and Lolly), IV The Glorious Departure of Lolly and the Procession of the Sun - São Paolo Symphony Orchestra – Marin Alsop (5:14)
  3. Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904): Rusalka, Song to the Moon - Prague National Theatre Orchestra – Zdeněk Chalabala, conductor, Milada Šubrtová, soprano (8:05)
  4. Gustav Mahler (1860-1911): Symphony No. 1 in D major, IV. Stürmusch bewegt - London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti (20:23)
  5. Franz Schubert (1797-1828): Ganymed - Ian Bostridge – Tenor, Julius Drake - Piano (3:59)
  6. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter”, II. Andante Cantabile - Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra – Hans Knappertsbusch (9:20)
  7. William Lloyd Webber (1914-1982): The Moon - English Chamber Orchestra – Julian Lloyd Webber, conductor (4:31)
  8. Frank Bridge (1879-1941): The Sea, III Moonlight - BBC National Orchestra of Wales – Martyn Brabbins (6:07)
  9. Richard Wagner (1813-1883): Tannhäuser, Geliebter, komm! - Sinfonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks – Bernard Haitink, Klaus König - Tannhäuser, Waltraud Meier - Venus (8:20)
  10. Gustav Holst (1874-1934): The Planets, Saturn (The Bringer of Old Age) - Royal Scottish National Orchestra – David Lloyd-Jones (9:21)

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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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