May 2008 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, May 7th 2008

Northern Lights - A Tour of Scandinavia


  1. Dag Wirén (1905-1986): Serenade for strings, Op. 11 - Bournemouth Sinfonietta; cond. Richard Studt (14:54)

  2. Edvard Grieg (1843-1907): Lyric Pieces (6) for piano, Book 3, Op. 43
    - Zoltán Kocsis, piano (12:49)

  3. Jean Sibelius (1865-1957): The Swan of Tuonela, tone poem for orchestra (Lemminkäinen Suite No. 3), Op. 22/3 - Philharmonia Orchestra; cond. Geoffrey Simon (9:13)

  4. Edvard Grieg: Wedding Day at Troldhaugen, lyric piece for piano, Op. 65/6 - BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; cond. Jerzy Maksymiuk (6:04)

  5. Carl Nielsen (1865-1931): Hymnus amoris, for soloists, chorus & orchestra, FS 21 (Op. 12) - Barbara Bonney, soprano; John Mark Ainsley, tenor; Lars Pedersen, tenor; Michael W. Hansen, baritone; Bo Anker Hansen, bass; Danish National Radio Choir; Copenhagen Boys' Choir; Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra; cond. Ulf Schirmer (20:12)

  6. Jean Sibelius: Karelia Suite, for orchestra, Op. 11
    - Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra; cond. Mariss Jansons (15:50)


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April 2008 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, April 2nd 2008

  1. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Fidelio, opera, Op. 72 (Overture; Act I, Aria: "O war ich schon mit dir vereint") - Helen Donath, soprano; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; cond. Herbert von Karajan (10:56)

  2. Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992): Des Canyons aux Étoiles (Part 1, i. Le Désert) - Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France; cond. Myung-Whun Chung (3:57)

  3. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908): Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36 - Philharmonia Orchestra; cond. Yevgeny Svetlanov (15:00)

  4. Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924): Turandot (Signore, ascolta!; Non piangere, Liu) - Jussi Bjorling, tenor; Renata Tebaldi, soprano; Rome Opera Orchestra; cond. Erich Leinsdorf (7:43)

  5. Giacomo Puccini: Tosca (E lucevan le stelle) - Jonas Kaufmann, tenor; Prague Philharmonic Orchestra; cond. Marco Armiliato (3:21)

  6. Bedrich Smetana (1824-1884): The Bartered Bride (Overture) - Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; cond. Karel Ančerl (6:22)

  7. Gustav Mahler (1860-1911): Symphony No. 7 in E minor ("Song of the Night") (iii. Scherzo) - Chicago Symphony Orchestra; cond. Georg Solti (9:14)

  8. Claude Debussy (1862-1918): The Girl with the Flaxen Hair - Hallé Orchestra; cond. Mark Elder (5:00)

  9. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958): Symphony No. 2 in G major ("A London Symphony") (iv. Andante con moto; Maestoso alla marcia; Allegro; Lento; Epilogue) - London Symphony Orchestra; cond. André Previn (13:36)

  10. Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881): Boris Godunov (Coronation Scene) - Berlin Radio Symphony Chorus; Slovak Philharmonic Choir; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; cond. Claudio Abbado (8:00)


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