Notable Musical Anniversaries - 2010

January 4th - Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (Italian composer) born 1710
January 28th - Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov (Russian composer) died 1935
January 31st - George Benjamin (English composer) born 1960
February 9th - Ernő Dohnányi (Hungarian composer) died 1960
March 1st - Frédéric Chopin (Polish composer) born 1810
March 9th - Samuel Barber (American composer) born 1910
March 12th - Thomas Arne (English composer) born 1710
March 13th - Hugo Wolf (Austrian composer) born 1860
April 13th - Aloys Fleischmann (German/Irish composer) born 1910
April 10th - Arthur Benjamin (Australian composer) died 1960
May 2nd - Hans Christian Lumbye (Danish composer) born 1810
May 8th - Hugo Alfvén (Swedish composer) died 1960
May 17th - Paul Dukas (French composer) died 1935
May 29th - Isaac Albéniz (Spanish composer) born 1860
May 29th - Mily Balakirev (Russian composer) died 1910
May 29th - Josef Suk (Czech composer) died 1935
June 8th - Robert Schumann (German composer) born 1810
June 9th - Otto Nicolai (German composer) born 1810
June 10th - Mark-Anthony Turnage (English composer) born 1960
June 25th - Gustave Charpentier (French composer) born 1860
July 7th - Gustav Mahler (Bohemian composer) born 1860
July 15th - Ronald Binge (English composer) born 1910
July 15th - Luigi Cherubini (Italian composer) born 1760
August 10th - Giya Kancheli (Georgian composer) born 1935
September 9th - Jussi Björling (Swedish tenor) died 1960
September 11th - Arvo Pärt (Estonian composer) born 1935
November 2nd - Dimitri Mitropoulos (Greek conductor) died 1960
November 22nd - Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (German composer) born 1710
December 4th - Johan Halvorsen (Norwegian composer) died 1935
December 18th - Edward MacDowell (American composer) born 1860

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December 2009 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, December 2nd 2009

"Humour in Music"

  1. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major, BWV 1046 (i. Allegro; iii. Allegro) - Concerto Italiano; cond. Rinaldo Alessandrini (7:56)
  2. Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata No. 205, "Zerreisset, zersprenget, zertrümmert die Gruft," BWV 205, "Aeolus appeased" (i. Chorus: "Zerreißet, zersprenget, zertümmert die Gruft"; vii. Aria: "Können nicht die roten Wangen"; xi. Aria: "Zurücke, zurücke, geflügelten Winde"; xv. Chorus: "Vivat! August, August vivat") - Arnold Schoenberg Choir; Concentus Musicus Wien; cond. Nikolaus Harnoncourt (16:21)
  3. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Notturno for 4 orchestras in D major, K. 286 - Academy of Ancient Music; cond. Christopher Hogwood (15:46)
  4. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Serenade No. 6 for orchestra in D major, "Serenata Notturna", K. 239 (iii. Rondeau, Allegretto) - Academy of Ancient Music; cond. Christopher Hogwood (4:41)
  5. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 3 in E flat major, K. 447 (i. Allegro) - Hermann Baumann, natural horn; Concentus Musicus Wien; cond. Nikolaus Harnoncourt (7:31)
  6. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat major, K. 495 (iii. Rondo, Allegro vivace) - Hermann Baumann, natural horn; Concentus Musicus Wien; cond. Nikolaus Harnoncourt (3:38)
  7. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Divertimento for 2 horns & strings in F major ("Ein musikalischer Spass," "A Musical Joke"), K. 522 (i. Allegro; ii. Menuetto & Trio, Maestoso; iv. Presto) - L'Archibudelli (13:28)

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November 2009 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, November 4th 2009

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

  1. Symphony No.5 in B flat major D.485 (i. Allegro) - Chamber Orchestra of Europe; cond. Claudio Abbado (6:47)
  2. Piano Sonata No.13 in A major, D.664 (i. Allegro moderato) - Sviatoslav Richter (11.52)
  3. Piano Quintet in A major, D.667, "Trout" (iv. Tema, Andantino, con variazoni) - Sviatoslav Richter; Borodin Quartet (7:38)
  4. Symphony No.8 in B minor, D.759, "Unfinished" (i. Allegro moderato) - Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra; cond. Michael Halász (14.45)
  5. Octet in F major, D.803 (iii. Allegro vivace – Trio) - Cleveland Octet (6.35)
  6. Four Impromptus, D.899 (No.4 in A flat major) - Alfred Brendel, piano (7.38)
  7. Winterreise, D.911 (24. Der Leiermann) - Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone; Jorg Demus, piano (3.34)
  8. Symphony No.9 in C major, D.944, "The Great" (iii. Scherzo. Allegro vivace) - Berlin Philharmonic; cond. Wilhelm Furtwangler (11.16)
  9. String Quintet in C major, D.956 (ii. Adagio) - Ensemble Villa Musica (14.57)

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October 2009 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, October 7th 2009

  1. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): The Marriage of Figaro (Act 3: Canzonetta sull’aria "Song on the Breeze") - Elizabeth Schwarzkopf, Anna Moffo, sopranos; Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus, cond. Carlo Maria Giulini (2:41)
  2. Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle (1760-1836): La Marseillaise (arr. Hector Berlioz) - Placido Domingo, tenor; Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, cond. Daniel Barenboim (8:40)
  3. Frederic Chopin (1810-1849): “Revolutionary” Etude, Op.12, No.12 in C minor - Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano (2:43)
  4. Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924): La Boheme (Act 1: O Soave Fanciulla "O Sweet Little Girl") - Luciano Pavarotti, tenor; Mirella Freni, soprano; Orchestra Teatro Commumale Modena, cond. Leone Magiera (4:02)
  5. Christoph Gluck (1714-1787): Orfeo ed Euridece (Act 3: Che Faro senza Euridice "What will I do without You?") - Vesselina Kasarova, mezzo-soprano; Munich Radio Orchestra, cond. Friedrich Haider (4:21)
  6. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92 (iii. Presto; iv. Allegro con brio) - New York Philharmonic, cond. Arturo Toscanini (14:10)
  7. Serge Prokofiev (1891-1953): Romeo and Juliet (Dance of the Knights ) - London Symphony Orchestra, cond. Andre Previn (5:38)
  8. William Byrd (1543-1625): Ave verum corpus - Cappella Caeciliana, cond. Donal McCriskin (4:05)
  9. Bedrich Smetana (1824-1884): Má Vlast (No. 3 Sárka) - Vienna Philharmonic, cond. Rafael Kubelik (9:24)
  10. Thomas Arne (1710-1778): Where the Bee Sucks there Lurk I - Emma Kirkby, soprano; Academy of Ancient Music, cond. Christopher Hogwood (2:16)
  11. Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975): Piano Concerto No.2 in F major, Op.102 - Leonard Bernstein, piano/conductor; New York Philharmonic Orchestra (19:08)
  12. Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901): La Traviata (Brindisi: Libiamo ne' lieti calici) - Luciano Pavarotti, tenor; Nuccia Focile, soprano; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Maurizio Benini (3:31)

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September 2009 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, September 2nd 2009

  1. Peter Tchaikovsky (1840-1893): Romeo and Juliet, fantasy-overture for orchestra in B minor - Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; cond. Andrew Litton (13:54)
  2. Stephen Foster (1826-1864): I Dream of Jeannie With the Light Brown Hair - Thomas Hampson, baritone (4:17)
  3. Stephen Foster: Beautiful Dreamer - Thomas Hampson, baritone (3:53)
  4. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K. 216 - Emmy Verhey, violin; Royal Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra; cond. Eduardo Marturet (23:47)
  5. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Mass in B minor, BWV 232 (Part IV: Dona nobis pacem) - Monteverdi Choir; English Baroque Soloists; cond. John Eliot Gardiner (3:20)

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June 2009 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, June 3rd 2009

  1. Haydn Wood (1882-1959): London Landmarks Suite - Royal Ballet Sinfonia; cond. Gavin Sutherland (13:54)
  2. Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov (1859-1935): Vespers, Op. 43 (iii. O Gentle Light of Holy Glory) - Chamber Choir "Lege Artis"; cond. Boris Abalyan (3:09)
  3. Anatol Liadov (1855-1914): The Lord Ascended to Heaven - Bolshoi Theatre Children's Choir; cond. Andrey Zaboronok (5:02)
  4. Veljo Tormis (1930- ): Swing songs (The swing asks for gifts) - Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir; cond. Tonu Kaljuste (2:11)
  5. Arvo Pärt, (1935- ): Fratres for Violin & Piano - Tasmin Little, violin; Martin Roscoe, piano (11:24)
  6. Franz Lehár (1870-1948): Der Zarewitsch (Act I, No. 4, "Einer wird kommen, der wird mich begehren") - Elizabeth Schwarzkopf, soprano; Philharmonia Orchestra Orchestra; cond. Otto Ackermann (3:33)
  7. Franz Lehár: Der Zarewitsch (Act I, No. 6, "Es steht ein Soldat am Wolgastrand") - Thomas Hampson, baritone; London Philharmonic Orchestra; cond. Franz Welzer-Most (4:36)
  8. Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975): Tahiti Trot, for orchestra (arr. of Youmans "Tea for Two"), Op. 16 - Philadelphia Orchestra; cond. Mariss Jansons (3:38)
  9. Ivor Gurney (1890-1937): Down by the Salley Gardens - Ian Partridge, tenor; Jennifer Partridge, piano (2:30)
  10. James Joyce (1882-1941): Bid adieu (arr. Pendelton) - Ann Murray, mezzo-soprano; Graham Johnson, piano (3:43)
  11. George Butterworth (1885-1916): Songs (6) from "A Shropshire Lad" (6. Is my team ploughing?) - Jonathan Lemalu, baritone; Iain Burnside, piano (3:37)
  12. Leoš Janáček (1854-1928): Sinfonietta - BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; cond. Charles Mackerras (25:15)

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May 2009 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, May 6th 2009

  1. Giovanni Paisiello (1740-1816): La Molinara (Nel cor più non mi sento) - Cecilia Bartoli, mezzo soprano; Gyorgy Fischer, piano (2:57)
  2. Giovanni Paisiello: Nina, o sia La pazza per amore (Il mio ben quando ve) - Cecilia Bartoli, mezzo soprano; Gyorgy Fischer, piano (6:38)
  3. Antonio Lotti (1667-1740): Arminio (Pur dicesti, o bocca bella) - Cecilia Bartoli, mezzo soprano; Gyorgy Fischer, piano (5:04)
  4. Franz Schubert (1797-1828): An Sylvia, D.891 - Fritz Wunderlich, tenor; Hubert Giesen, piano (3:01)
  5. Franz Schubert: Heidenroslein, D.257 - Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone; Gerald Moore, piano (1:44)
  6. Franz Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin, D.795 (1. Das Wandern; 20. Des Baches Wiegenlied) - Christian Gerhaher, baritone; Gerold Huber, piano (10:10)
  7. Franz Schubert: Erlkönig, D.328 - Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone; Gerald Moore, piano (4:03)
  8. Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924): Tosca (E lucevan le stelle) - Enrico Caruso, tenor; Salvatore Cottone, piano (2:35)
  9. Gustav Mahler (1860-1911): Symphony No. 4 in G major (iv. Sehr behaglich "Wir genießen die himmlischen Freuden") - Judith Raskin, soprano; Cleveland Orchestra; cond. George Szell (10:23)
  10. Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971): The Rite of Spring (Part I, "Adoration of the Earth") - Kirov Orchestra; cond. Valery Gergiev (15:30)
  11. Serge Prokofiev (1891-1953): Symphony No. 1 in D major, "Classical", Op. 25 (iii. Gavotte. Non troppo Allegro; iv. Finale. Molto Vivace) - Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra; cond. Ilya Musin (6:08)
  12. Arvo Pärt (1935- ): Magnificat Antiphones (ii. O Adonai) - Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir; cond. Tonu Kaljuste (2:43)

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April 2009 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, April 1st 2009

  1. Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809): Symphony No. 24 in D major (i. Allegro) - Northern Chamber Orchestra, cond. Nicholas Ward (5:34)
  2. Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924): Madama Butterfly (Act II: "Un bel di vedremo") - Margaret Burke Sheridan, soprano (4:34)
  3. Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975): Symphony No. 8 in C minor, Op. 65 (ii. Allegretto) - London Symphony Orchestra; cond. Mstislav Rostropovich (6:46)
  4. Michael Praetorius (1571-1621): Christmas Mass (ii. Introit 'Puer natus in Bethlehem') - Gabrieli Consort and Players; cond. Paul McCreesh (7:29)
  5. John Rutter (1945- ): Variations on an Easter Theme - Nicholas Rimmer and Nicholas Collon, organ (7:45)
  6. Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847): Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25 - Benjamin Frith, piano; Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra; cond. Robert Stankovsky (22:20)
  7. Hector Berlioz (1803-1869): Benvenuto Cellini, Op. 23 (Overture) - London Symphony Orchestra; cond. Andre Previn (10:01)
  8. Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643): Laetatus Sum - King's Consort and Chorus; cond. Robert King (6:37)
  9. Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943): Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18 (iii. Allegro scherzando) - Jeno Jando, piano; Budapest Symphony Orchestra; cond. Gyorgy Lehel (11:28)
  10. Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835): Norma (Act II, Scene 1: Deh! con te Mira, O Norma. Si, fino all'ore estreme) - Joan Sutherland, soprano; Marilyn Horne, soprano; London Symphony Orchestra; cond. Richard Bonynge (11:48)
  11. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): St. John Passion, BWV 245 (No. 67 Chorus: "Ruht wohl, ihr heiligen Gebeine") - Liszt Ferenc Chamber Orchestra & Chorus; cond. Gyorgy Lehel (8:13)

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March 2009 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, March 4th 2009

  1. Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847): Overture: 'The Fair Melusina' - London Symphony Orchestra; cond. Gabriel Chumura (11:44)
  2. Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704): Te Deum, motet for 8 voices, chorus & orchestra, H. 146 - Les Arts Florissants, cond. William Christie (21:07)
  3. Manuel de Falla (1876-1946): Nights in the Gardens of Spain, for piano & orchestra, G. 49 (No. 3, "En los jardines de la Sierra de Cordoba") - Polish National Radio Orchestra, cond. Antoni Wit (8:59)
  4. Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809): The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross, for orchestra (2. Hodie mecum hodie mecum eris in Paradiso) - Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; cond. Riccardo Muti (7:16)
  5. Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904): Slavonic Dances (8) for orchestra, Op. 46 (No.1, Furiant in C major; No.3, Polka in A flat major; No.7, Skocná in C minor) - Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; cond. Herbert von Karajan (11:36)
  6. Henry Purcell (1659-95): Rejoice in the Lord alway ("Bell Anthem"), anthem for alto, tenor, bass, chorus, strings & organ, Z.49 - Choir of King's College, Cambridge; Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields; cond. Philip Ledger (8:12)
  7. Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 102 in B flat major, H. 1/102
    - Orchestra Della Svizzera Italia; cond. Howard Shelley (23:12)

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February 2009 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, February 4th 2009

  1. Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880), orch. Rosenthal: Gaîté Parisienne (i. Allegro brillante) - Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo; cond. Manuel Rosenthal (1:15)
  2. Charles Gounod (1818-1893): Faust (Act III. Salut, demeure chaste et pure) - Giuseppe di Stefano, tenor; Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, cond. Franco Patane (6:11)
  3. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Sonata for Piano and Violin in F major, Op. 24, "Spring" (i. Allegro) - Wilhelm Kempff, piano; Yehudi Menuhin, violin (10:30)
  4. Edward Elgar (1857-1934): Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85 (iii. Adagio) - Jacqueline du Pré, cello; London Symphony Orchestra; cond. John Barbirolli (5:15)
  5. Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741): Concerto for Violin in E major No.1 ''Spring'', RV 269 (i. Allegro) - Nigel Kennedy, violin/director; English Chamber Orchestra (3:05)
  6. Franz Schubert (1797-1828): 4 Impromptus, D. 935 (No. 2 in A flat) - Alfred Brendel, piano (5:44)
  7. Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847): Piano Quartet No. 2 in F minor, Op. 2 (ii. Adagio) - Schubert Ensemble of London (6:14)
  8. Jacques Offenbach, orch. Rosenthal: Gaîté Parisienne (viii. Valse lente) - Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo; cond. Manuel Rosenthal(3:54)
  9. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Symphony No. 36 in C major, K. 425, "Linz" - Columbia Symphony Orchestra, cond. Bruno Walter (8:40)
  10. Richard Strauss (1864-1949): Four Last Songs (iv. Im Abendrot) - Elizabeth Schwarzkopf, soprano; Philharmonia Orchestra, cond. Otto Ackermann (7:11)
  11. Robert Schumann (1810-1856): Symphony No.4 in D minor, Op. 120 (iii. Scherzo. Lebhaft-trio, iv. Finale: Langsam-Lebhaft) - Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Wilhelm Furtwängler (13:46)
  12. Cardillo/Fielda/Cordiferro: Cor'ngrato (Catari) - Giuseppe di Stefano, tenor (6:53)

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January 2009 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, January 7th 2009

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

  1. Solomon, oratorio, HWV 67 (Act III, Sinfonia in B flat major, "The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba") - The Brandenburg Consort; cond. Roy Goodman (3:03)
  2. Water Music Suite No. 3 for orchestra, HWV 350 (Menuet, Rigaudon, Menuet, Bourée) - Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; cond. Sir Neville Marriner (9:39)
  3. Recorder Sonata, Op.1, No.11 in F minor, HWV 369 - Dan Laurin, alto recorder; Hidemi Suzuki, baroque cello; Masaaki Suzuki, harpsichord/organ (7:32)
  4. Harpsichord Suite No. 7 in G minor HWV 432 (vi. Passacaille: Chaconne) - Paul Nicholson, harpsichord (4:54)
  5. Harp Concerto in B flat major, Op. 4, No. 6, HWV 294 (i. Andante Allegro) - Nicanor Zabalete, harp; Paul Kuentz Chamber Orchestra; cond. Paul Kuentz (5:40)
  6. Concerti Grossi, Op. 6, No. 4 in A minor, HWV 322 (i. Larghetto affettuoso) - Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; cond. Iona Brown (2:46)
  7. Organ Concerto in F major "Cuckoo & the Nightingale" (No.13), HWV 295 (ii. Allegro) - Eduard Muller, organ; Schola Cantorum Basiliensis; cond. August Wenzinger (3:37)
  8. Dixit Dominus, HWV 232 (i. Dixit Dominus) - Monteverdi Choir & Orchestra; cond. John Eliot Gardiner (6:11)
  9. Orlando, HWV 31 (Act I - Non fu gia men forte Alcide) - Ewa Podles, contralto; Moscow Chamber Orchestra; cond. Constantine Orbelian (4:55)
  10. Rodelinda, HWV 19 (Act I - Dove sei, amato bene?) - Andreas Scholl, counter-tenor; Accademia Bizantina; cond. Ottavio Dantone (4:59)
  11. Giulio Cesare, HWV 17 (Act I - Va tacito e nascosto) - Bryn Terfel, baritone; Scottish Chamber Orchestra; cond. Charles Mackerras (6:16)
  12. Samson, HWV 57 (Act I - Awake the trumpet's lofty sound) - Stockholm Bach Choir; Concentus Musicus Wien; cond. Nikolaus Harnoncourt (2:04)
  13. Deborah, HWV 51 (Act I - Where do thy ardours raise me!) - Carolyn Sampson, soprano; Robin Blaze, counter-tenor; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; cond. Nicholas Kraemer (4:48)
  14. Solomon, HWV 67 (Act I - May No Rash Intruder) - Gabrieli Consort; Gabrieli Players; cond. Paul McCreesh (4:21)
  15. Alexander Balus, HWV 65 (Act III - Calm Thou My Soul ... Convey Me To Some Peaceful Shore) - Renée Fleming, soprano; Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment; cond. Harry Bicket (3:41)
  16. Messiah, HWV 56 (Act II - Hallelujah) - English Concert; cond. Trevor Pinnock (3:59)

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