Notable Musical Anniversaries - 2009

February 3rd - Felix Mendelssohn (German composer) born 1809
March 11th - Haydn Wood (English composer) died 1959
April 14th - George Frideric Handel (German composer) died 1759
May 18th - Isaac Albéniz (Spanish composer) died 1909
May 31st - Franz Joseph Haydn (Austrian composer) died 1809
July 15th - Ernest Bloch (Swiss composer) died 1959
August 28th - Bohuslav Martinu (Czech composer) died 1959
September 10th - Henry Purcell (English composer) born 1659
November 17th - Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazilian composer) died 1959
November 19th - Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov (Russian composer) born 1859
November 26th - Albert Ketèlbey (English composer) died 1959


December 2008 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, December 3rd 2008

  1. Peter Tchaikovsky (1840-1893): The Nutcracker, Op. 71 (Chinese Dance) - Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; cond. Sergiu Comissiona (1:10)
  2. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Concerto for flute and harp in C major, K.299 (ii. Andantino) - Jennifer Stinton, flute; Aline Brewer, harp; Philharmonia Orchestra, cond. Tamas Vasary (10:04)
  3. Domenico Zipoli (1688-1726): Elevation for oboe and cello - Julia Girdwood, oboe; Consort of London, cond. Robert Haydon Clarke (7:50)
  4. Bernhard Crusell (1775-1838): Clarinet Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 5 (iii. Rondo) - Hakan Rosengren, clarinet; Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra; cond. Okko Kamu (6:04)
  5. Giochino Rossini (1792-1868): William Tell (Overture) - London Symphony Orchestra; cond. Geoffrey Simon (12:15)
  6. Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741): Bassoon Concerto in E minor, RV 484 (i. Allegro poco; iii. Allegro) - Frantisek Hermann, bassoon; Capella Istropolitana; cond. Jaroslav Krecek (7:08)
  7. Giochino Rossini: Tancredi (Overture) - Philharmonia Orchestra, cond. Carlo Maria Giulini (6:28)
  8. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 (Part 1. No. 1. Chorus. Jauchzet, frohlocket, auf, preiset die Tage) - Monteverdi Choir; English Baroque Soloists, cond. John Eliot Gardiner (7:41)
  9. Anton Rubinstein (1829-1894): Concert Waltz - USSR Symphony Orchestra, cond. Evgeni Svetlanov (6:14)
  10. Giovanni Gabrieli (1555-1612): Christmas Mass - Gabrieli Consort and Players; cond. Paul McCreesh
  11. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K. 503 (i. Allegro maestoso) - Stephen Bishop Kovacevich, piano; London Symphony Orchestra, cond. Colin Davis (14:54)


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