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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