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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