January 2008 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, January 2nd 2008

  1. Georges Bizet (1838-1875): The Pearl Fishers (Act I, "Au fond du temple saint", Duet) - Jussi Bjorling, tenor; Robert Merrill, baritone; RCA Victor Symphony; cond. Renato Cellini (4:36)

  2. Georges Bizet: Carmen (Act I, "Pres des remparts de Seville" [Seguidilla]) - Lesley Garrett, soprano; BBC Concert Orchestra; cond. Peter Robinson (2:10)

  3. Alfredo Catalani (1854-1893): La Wally (Act I, "Ebben?... Ne andrò lontana") - Eva Marton, soprano; Munich Radio Orchestra; cond. Pinchas Steinberg (3:49)

  4. Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848): L'elisir d'amore (Act II, "Una furtiva lagrima") - Placido Domingo, tenor; London Symphony Orchestra; cond. Nello Santi (5:00)

  5. Gaetano Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore (Act I, "Quanto e bella") - Luciano Pavarotti, tenor (2:28)

  6. Gaetano Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (Act I, No. 1c, "Cruda, funesta smania"; Act II, No. 5d, "Se tradirmi"; Act II, No. 8, "Chi mi frena" (Sextet); Act II, No. 9, "T'allontana, sciagurato"; Act III, No. 12, "Dalle stanze"; Act III, No. 13b, "Ardon g'incensi"; Act III, No. 16b, "Perche non ho del vento") - Maria Callas, soprano; Giuseppe di Stefano, tenor; Tito Gobbi, baritone; Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Choir & Orchestra; cond. Tullio Serafin (19:46)

  7. Paolo Tosti (1846-1916): Three songs (La Serenata; Luna d'estate; Non t'amo più) - Luciano Pavarotti, tenor; Teatro Comunale Orchestra, Bologna; cond. Richard Bonynge (10:53)

  8. Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787): Orfeo ed Euridice (Act II, "Che faro senza Euridice!") - Vesselina Kasarova, mezzo soprano; Munich Radio Orchestra; cond. Friedrich Haider (4:21)

  9. Engelbert Humperdinck (1854-1921): Hänsel und Gretel (Overture) - Philharmonia Orchestra; cond. Constantin Silvestri (8:30)

  10. Peter Tchaikovsky (1840-1893): Eugene Onegin, Op. 24 (Polonaise) - Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; cond. Constantin Silvestri (4:30)

  11. Adolphe Adam (1803-1856): O Holy Night - Regina Nathan, soprano; Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra; Prague Chamber Choir; cond. Peter Vronsky (4:00)

  12. Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Concertino for clarinet & orchestra in E flat major, Op. 26 - Emma Johnson, clarinet; English Chamber Orchestra; cond. Sir Charles Groves (9:32)

  13. Alexander Borodin (1833-1887): In the Steppes of Central Asia - Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; cond. Constantin Silvestri (7:21)

  14. Michael Praetorius (c.1571-1621): In Dulci Jubilo - Taverner Consort Choir & Players; cond. Andrew Parrott (3:37)


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December 2007 - Meeting


Quiz Night - Wednesday, December 5th 2007

  1. Thomas Moore (1779-1852): Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms - Dermot Troy, tenor; Fred O'Callaghan, piano (2:44)

  2. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Brandenburg Concerto No.2 in F major, BWV 1047 (iii. Allegro assai) - Musica Antiqua Koln (2:40)

  3. Edvard Grieg (1843-1907): Norwegian Dances, Op.35 (No.2: Allegretto tranquillo e grazioso) - Hallé Orchestra; cond. Sir John Barbirolli (2:59)

  4. Leo Delibes (1836-1891): Lakmé (The Bell Song - excerpt) - Joan Sutherland, soprano; Orchestra of the Royal Opera Covent Garden, cond. Francesco Molinari-Pradelli (3:23)

  5. Emmanuel Chabrier (1841-1894): Espana (excerpt) - CSR Symphony Orchestra (Bratislava), cond. Keith Clark (2:43)

  6. Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805): String Quintet in E major No. 5, Op.15 (Minuet) - Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, cond. Neville Marriner (3:56)

  7. Michael Nyman (1944- ): The Piano (The Heart Asks Pleasure First - Promise) - Michael Nyman Band (3:15)

  8. Ruggiero Leoncavallo (1858-1919): Pagliacci (Vesti la giubba) - Enrico Caruso, tenor; Savatore Cottone, piano (2:14)

  9. Richard Wagner (1813-1883): Lohengrin (Prelude to Act III) - Berlin Philharmonic, cond. Herbert von Karajan (3:16)

  10. Charles Stanford (1852-1924): The Blue Bird - New College Choir, cond. Edward Higginbottom (3:23)

  11. Serge Prokofiev (1891-1953): Cinderella, Suite No.1, Op.107 (Pas de chat) - Czecho-Slovak State Philharmonic, cond. Andrew Mogrelia (3:56)

  12. Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G Minor - RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, cond. David Brophy (2:59)

  13. Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901): Rigoletto (La donna e mobile) - Luciano Pavarotti, tenor (2:55)

  14. Benjamin Britten (1913-1976): Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (Fugue & Theme) - London Symphony Orchestra, cond. Benjamin Britten (2:50)

  15. George Frideric Handel (1685-1759): Serse, HWV 40 (Ombra mai fu) - David Daniels, counter-tenor; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, cond. Roger Norrington (3:16)

  16. Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943): Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op.18 (ii. Adagio sostenuto - excerpt) - Jeno Jando, piano; Budapest Symphony Orchestra, cond. Gyorgy Lehel (3:08)

  17. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Overture - Fidelio, Op.72b (excerpt) - Philharmonia Orchestra, cond. Otto Klemperer (3:14)

  18. Michael Tippett (1905-1998): A Child of Our Time (The Terror, A Spiritual of Anger) - John Shirley-Quirk, bass; Brighton Festival Chorus; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Andre Previn (3:33)

  19. Frederic Chopin (1810-1849): Fantasie Impromptu, Op.66 (excerpt) - Artur Rubinstein, piano (4:03)

  20. Christoph Gluck (1714-1787): Orphee et Eurydice (What Is Life Without Thee?) - Kathleen Ferrier, contralto; London Symphony Orchestra, cond. Malcolm Sargent (4:30)


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November 2007 - Concert

National Concert Hall, Friday, November 16th 2007

  1. Shostakovich: Festive Overture, Op. 96

  2. Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11*

  3. Chopin: Nocturne in C sharp minor Op. 27, No. 1* (encore)

  4. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Op. 17 (‘Little Russian’)


Míċeál O’Rourke, piano*
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, cond. Takuo Yuasa

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November 2007 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, November 7th 2007

  1. Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): Introduction & Allegro for harp, flute, clarinet & string quartet - Nash Ensemble (10:33)

  2. George Gershwin (1898-1937): Preludes (3) for piano - Gil Shaham, violin; Andre Previn, piano (6:19)

  3. Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805): Quintet for guitar & strings in D major ("Fandango"), G. 448 (arrangement of String Quintets, G. 270 & 341) - La Magnifica Cumunità (18:21)

  4. Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921): Carnival of the Animals, zoological fantasy for 2 pianos & ensemble in 14 movements - Ensemble cond. Gennady Rozhdestvensky (23:35)

  5. Franz Schubert (1797-1828): String Quartet No. 12 in C minor ("Quartettsatz"), D. 703 - Quartetto Italiano (10:55)

  6. Stephen Collins Foster (1826-1864): Two songs (Linger in Blissful Repose; Hard Times Come Again No More) - Thomas Hampson, baritone; David Alpher, piano (8:20)


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Notable Musical Anniversaries - 2008

February 22nd - Adrian Boult (English conductor) died 1983
March 8th - William Walton (English composer) died 1983
April 5th - Herbert von Karajan (Austrian conductor) born 1908
April 12th - Montserrat Caballé (Spanish soprano) born 1933
May 15th - Michael William Balfe (Irish composer) born 1808
June 21st - Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (Russian composer) died 1908
June 26th - Claudio Abbado (Italian conductor) born 1933
August 26th - Ralph Vaughan Williams (English composer) died 1958
September 15th - Jenö Hubay (Hungarian composer) born 1858
September 30th - David Oistrakh (Ukrainian violinist) born 1908
November 23rd - Krzysztof Penderecki (Polish composer) born 1933
December 6th - Henryk Górecki (Polish composer) born 1933
December 10th - Olivier Messiaen (French composer) born 1908
December 11th - Elliott Carter (American composer) born 1908
December 22nd - Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) born 1858

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October 2007 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, October 3rd 2007

  1. Anon: Gloria (Gregorian Chant) - Chorus of Monks of the Abbey of Santo Domingo de Silos; cond. Dom Ismael Fernández de la Cuesta (2:59)

  2. Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594): Super flumina Babylonis (Motet) - Choir of Westminster Cathedral; cond. James O’Donnell (4:50)

  3. Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611): O magnum mysterium (Motet) - Oxford Camerata; cond. Jeremy Summerly (4:25)

  4. Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741): Nulla in mundo pax sincera, RV.630 (Aria) - Emma Kirkby; The Academy of Ancient Music; cond. Christopher Hogwood (6:43)

  5. Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741): Concerto for Mandolin in C major, RV.425 (i. allegro) - Ugo Orlandi, mandolin; Venetian soloists; cond. Claudio Scimone (2:56)

  6. Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901): Nabucco ('Va, pensiero’ Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) - Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (4:50)

  7. Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901): Il Trovatore (Anvil Chorus) - Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (3:06)

  8. Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901): Aida ('Gloria all’Egitto' Triumphal Scene) - Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (7:18)

  9. Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924): Madam Butterfly (Humming Chorus) - Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (3:07)

  10. Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924): La Bohème (Che gelida manina) - Luciano Pavarotti, tenor (4:54)

  11. Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909): Suite española No. 1, for piano, Op. 47, B. 7 (No.1, Granada, serenata in F major; No.2, Cataluna, corranda in G minor; No.3, Sevilla, sevillanas in G major; No.4, Cadiz, cancion in D flat major; No. 6, Aragon, fantasia in F major) - Alicia de Larrocha, piano (21:40)

  12. Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909): Tango Op. 165 No. 2 - Alicia de Larrocha, piano (2:45)

  13. Enrique Granados (1867-1916): Spanish Dances Op. 37 No. 4 ‘Villanesca’ - Thomas Rajna, piano (5:26)

  14. Joaquín Rodrigo (1901-1999): Concierto de Aranjuez for guitar & orchestra (i. Allegro con spirito; iii. Allegro gentile) - Norbert Kraft, guitar; Northern Chamber Orchestra; cond. Nicholas Ward. (11.35)


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September 2007 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, September 5th 2007

  1. Luigi Cherubini (1760-1842): Anacréon ou L'amour fugitif, opera-ballet in 2 acts (Overture) - Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields; cond. Neville Marriner (8:34)

  2. Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809): Symphony No. 86 in D major, H. 1/86 (iii. Menuetto & Trio, iv. Finale. Allegro con spirito) - Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; cond. Hugh Wolff (11:44)

  3. Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893): Swan Lake, Op. 20 (extracts) - Philadelphia Orchestra, cond. Eugene Ormandy (31:03)

  4. George Frideric Handel (1685-1759): Saul, oratorio, HWV 53 (Act III, "Gird on thy sword thou man of might", Chorus) - Choir of King's College, Cambridge; English Chamber Orchestra; cond. Philip Ledger (6:32)


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June 2007 - Concert

National Concert Hall, Friday, June 29th 2007

  1. Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien, Op. 45

  2. Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43*

  3. Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet, fantasy-overture for orchestra in B minor

  4. Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini, symphonic fantasy for orchestra in E minor, Op. 32


Finghin Collins, piano*
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, cond. Alexander Anissimov

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June 2007 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, June 6th 2007

  1. Wagner: Das Rheingold (Entry of the Gods into Valhalla) - Cleveland Orchestra; cond. George Szell

  2. Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6 in D major - Hungarian State Orchestra; cond. Matyas Antal

  3. Meyerbeer (arr. Lambert): Les Patineurs - National Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Richard Bonynge

  4. Bellini: La Sonnambula (Act 2, Scene 1 "Reggimi, o buona madre") - Luba Orgonasova, soprano; Raul Giminez, tenor; Netherlands Radio Choir; Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra; cond. Alberto Zedda

  5. Schubert: Serenade, D.957/4 - Jussi Bjorling, tenor; Frederick Schauwecker, piano

  6. Verdi: La Forza del Destino (Solenne in quest'ora) - Jussi Bjorling, tenor; Robert Merrill, baritone

  7. Stockhausen: Helicopter String Quartet (I. Ignition of the turbines, entry of the instruments) - Arditti String Quartet

  8. Schubert: Symphony No. 6 in C major, D.589 (I. Adagio - Allegro) - Hanover Band; cond. Roy Goodman

  9. Verdi: Alzira (Sinfonia) - Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; cond. Herbert von Karajan

  10. Weber (orch. Liszt): Polacca Brillante - L'hilarite, Op. 72 - Benjamin Frith, piano; RTE Sinfonietta; cond. Proinnsias O Duinn

  11. Rossini: Semiramide (Overture) - Philharmonia Orchestra; cond. Carlo Maria Giulini


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May 2007 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, May 2nd 2007


Edward Elgar (1857-1934)

  1. Wand of Youth, Suite No.1, for orchestra, Op. 1a (I.Overture, II.Serenade, III.Minuet, IV.Sun Dance) - Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; cond. Vernon Handley

  2. Salut d'amour (Love's greeting), Op. 12 - Northern Sinfonia Orchestra; cond. Sir Neville Marriner

  3. Spanish Serenade ("Stars of the Summer Night"), for chorus & small orchestra, Op. 23 - Liverpool Philharmonic Choir; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic; cond. Sir Charles Groves

  4. Variations on an Original Theme ('Enigma'), for orchestra, Op. 36 (XI. "G.R.S.", XII. "B.G.N.", XIII. Romanza (***): Moderato, XIV. "E.D.U." Finale. Allegro) - London Symphony Orchestra; cond. Eugen Jochum

  5. Sea Pictures, song cycle for alto, organ & orchestra, Op. 37
    (IV. "Where Corals Lie")
    - Bernadette Greevy, contralto; London Philharmonic Orchestra; cond. Vernon Handley

  6. Pomp and Circumstance March No.4, for orchestra in G major, Op. 39 - London Philharmonic; cond. Vernon Handley

  7. The Dream of Gerontius, oratorio for soloists, chorus & orchestra, Op. 38 (Part II, No. 10, "I went to sleep") - Peter Pears, tenor; Yvonne Minton, mezzo soprano; London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus; cond. Benjamin Britten

  8. Symphony No. 1 in A flat major, Op. 55 (II. Allegro Molto) - Hallé Orchestra; cond. James Judd

  9. Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85 (I. Adagio - Moderato) - Jacqueline du Pré, cello; London Symphony Orchestra; cond. Sir John Barbirolli

  10. Severn Suite, for orchestra, Op. 87a (V. Coda) - Royal Liverpool Philharmonic; cond. Sir Charles Groves

  11. Nursery Suite, for orchestra (II. The Serious Doll: andantino) - Royal Liverpool Philharmonic; cond. Sir Charles Groves

  12. Symphony No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 63 (II. Larghetto) - London Philharmonic; cond. Vernon Handley


The Elgar Society web site


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April 2007 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, April 4th 2007




  1. Rossini: Overture: William Tell - NBC Symphony Orchestra; cond. Arturo Toscanini

  2. Philip Glass: Company - Ulster Orchestra; cond. Takuo Yuasa

  3. Buxtehude: Toccata for organ in D minor, BuxWV 155 - Rene Saorgin, organ

  4. Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri, BuxWV 75 (No. 3, "Ad manus": "Quid sunt plagae istae" for chorus, 2 violins, violone & continuo) - Accademia Strumentale Italiana, Verona; cond. Diego Fasolis

  5. Glinka: Capriccio brillante on the Jota aragonesa, "First Spanish Overture" - Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra; cond. Keith Clark

  6. Bach: Suite for solo cello No. 6 in D major, BWV 1012 (I. Prelude) - Mstislav Rostropovich, cello

  7. Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata for keyboard in A major, Kk 208; Sonata for keyboard in A major, Kk 209 - Scott Ross, harpsichord

  8. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64 (IV. Finale, Andante maestoso - Allegro vivace) - New Philharmonia; cond. Leopold Stokowski

  9. Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 82 (III. Allegro Molto - Un Pochettino Largamente) - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; cond. Simon Rattle

  10. John Adams: The Chairman Dances, foxtrot for orchestra - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; cond. Simon Rattle

  11. Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 (III. Allegro marcato) - Stephen Kovacevich, piano; BBC Symphony Orchestra; cond. Colin Davis


Members at April meeting



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March 2007 - Concert

National Concert Hall, Friday, March 9th 2007

  1. Nicolai: Overture The Merry Wives of Windsor

  2. Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64*

  3. Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92


Nicola Benedetti, violin*
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, cond. Gerhard Markson

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March 2007 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, March 7th 2007

  1. Rutter: The Gift of Music - Cambridge Singers; City of London Sinfonia; cond. John Rutter

  2. Handel: Alcina (Torami a vagheggiar) - Emma Kirkby, soprano; Academy of Ancient Music; cond. Christopher Hogwood

  3. Mozart: Symphony No.30 in D major, K.202 - Capella Istropolitana; cond. Barry Wordsworth

  4. Roy Arbuckle: Northwoods - Different Drums

  5. Beethoven: Triple Concerto in C major, Op.56 - Mark Zeltser, piano; Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin; Yo Yo Ma, cello; Berlin Philharmonic; cond. Herbert von Karajan

  6. Jenkins: The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace (Better is Peace) - National Youth Choir of Great Britain; London Philharmonic Orchestra; cond. Karl Jenkins

  7. Shostakovich: The Gadfly, Op.97 (Romance, Nocturne) - Russian Philharmonic Orchestra; cond. Dmitry Yablonsky


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February 2007 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, February 7th 2007

  1. Vivaldi: The Four Seasons, Concerto No.1 in E – Spring, Op.8/1, RV.269 (i. Allegro) - Scottish Chamber Orchestra; cond. Jaime Laredo

  2. Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351 (i. Overture) - Capella Istropolitana; cond. Bohdan Warchal

  3. Handel: Water Music, HWV 348 (Suite 1: Allegro-Andante) - Capella Istropolitana; cond. Bohdan Warchal

  4. Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.1 in C major, Op.15 (ii. Largo) - Stefan Vlador, Piano; Capella Istropolitana, cond. Barry Wordsworth

  5. Beethoven: Violin Romance No.2 in F major, Op.50 - Takako Nishizaki, violin; Slovak Philharmonic; cond. Kenneth Jean

  6. Dvorak: Rusalka, Op.114 (O Silver Moon) - Pilar Lorengar, soprano; Orchestra dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome; cond. Guiseppe Patante

  7. Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A major, K.622 (i. Allegro) - Ernst Ottensamer, clarinet; Vienna Mozart Academy; cond. Johannes Wildner

  8. Bach: Double Violin Concerto in D Minor, BWV.1043 (ii. Largo ma non tanto) - Yehudi Menuhin & Christian Ferras, violins; Bath Festival orchestra; cond. Yehudi Menuhin

  9. Bach: Sheep may safely graze, BWV.208 - Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields; Neville Marriner

  10. Bach: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – Cantata 147 - Choir of St. John’s College, Cambridge; Peter White, organ

  11. Massenet: Thais (Meditation) - Nigel Kennedy, violin; National Philharmonic Orchestra; cond. Richard Bonynge

  12. Puccini: Madama Butterfly (Act 2: One Fine Day) - Maria Callas, soprano; Philharmonia Orchestra; cond. Tullio Serafin

  13. Saint-Saens: Samson & Delila (Act 2: Mon Coeur S’Ouvre at a Voix) - Maria Callas, soprano; Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Francaise; George Pretre


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January 2007 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, January 3rd 2007

Quiz Night

  1. Vivaldi: Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in F minor ("L'inverno," The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 4), Op.8/4, RV.297 (iii. Allegro) - City of London Sinfonia; cond. Andrew Watkinson

  2. Rossini: Semiramide (Act 1 - 13a "Bel raggio lusinghier") - Dame Joan Sutherland, soprano; Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; cond. Francesco Molinari-Pradelli

  3. Holst: The Planets (Mercury - The winged messenger) - Boston Symphony Orchestra; cond. William Steinberg

  4. Balfe: The Bohemian Girl (Act III - "When other lips and other hearts") - Patrick Power, tenor; National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland; cond. Richard Bonynge

  5. Beethoven: Symphony No.6 in F major, Op.68 "Pastoral" (iii. Allegro) - Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; cond. Karl Böhm

  6. Schubert: String Quartet No. 14, D.810 "Death and the Maiden" (iii. Scherzo: Allegro molto) - Quartetto Italiano

  7. Ó Riada: Saoirse (Saoirse, Kelly the Boy from Killane) - National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland; cond. Sean Ó Riada

  8. Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker, suite from the ballet, Op. 71a
    (IIb. Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy)
    - Berlin Philharmonic; cond. Mstislav Rostropovich

  9. Mozart: The Magic Flute, opera, K.620 (Der Vogelfanger bin ich ja) - Erich Kunz, Baritone; Vienna Philharmonic; cond. Herbert von Karajan

  10. Arnold: English Dances for orchestra, Set 2, Op 33 - Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; cond. Charles Groves

  11. Chopin: Waltz in A Minor, Op.14, No.2 - Artur Rubinstein, piano

  12. Stravinsky: The Rite Of Spring (Dance of the Adolescents)

  13. Foster: Jeanie With The Light Brown Hair - John McCormack

  14. Ravel: Piano Concerto in D Major for the left hand (excerpt) - Francois-Joel Thiollier, piano; Polish National Radio Orchestra; cond. Antoni Wit

  15. Rimsky-Korsakov: Tale of Tsar Saltan, opera (The flight of the bumblebee) - L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande; cond. Ernest Ansermet

  16. Handel: Messiah (Recitativo: Behold, a virgin shall conceive. Aria & Coro: O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion) - Helen Watts, contralto; London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus; cond. Colin Davis

  17. Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet (Dance of the Maidens with Lilies) - Los Angeles Philharmonic; cond. Erich Leinsdorf

  18. Lehár: Paganini (Gern hab'ich die frau'n gerküsst) - Nicolai Gedda, tenor; Bavarian Symphony Orchestra; cond. Willi Boskovsky

  19. Field: Nocturne for Piano No.5 in B Flat, H.37, Andantino) - John O'Conor, piano

  20. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.4 in F minor, Op. 36 (iii. Scherzo, Pizzacato ostinato - Allegro) - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; cond. Thomas Beecham


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