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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