December 2011 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, December 7th 2011


  1. Benjamin Britten (1913-1976): Soirées Musicales, suite for orchestra, Op. 9 - National Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Richard Bonynge (9.39)
  2. Gerald Finzi (1901-1956): Eclogue in F major for piano & string orchestra, Op. 10 - Piers Lane, piano; English Chamber Orchestra, cond. Nicholas Daniel (10.49)
  3. George Frideric Handel (1685-1759): Ottone, HWV 15 (Act II. Scene 4. Recit.: Ben a raggion / Aria: Vieni, o figlio) - Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, mezzo-soprano; Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, cond. Nicholas McGegan (7.55)
  4. Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741): Violin Concerto in F minor, Op. 8/4, RV 297, "The Four Seasons (Winter)" - City Of London Sinfonia, violin/cond. Andrew Watkinson (8.22)
  5. Mykola Leontovych (1877-1921): Carol Of The Bells (arr. Richard Hayman) - RTÉ Concert Orchestra, cond. David Brophy (3.01)
  6. Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Children's Corner, suite for orchestra - French Radio National Orchestra, cond. Jean Martinon (17.59)
  7. Morten Lauridsen (1943- ): O Magnum Mysterium - Rodolfus Choir, cond. Ralph Allwood (6.46)
  8. Peter Tchaikovsky (1840-1893): The Nutcracker, Op. 71 (Act 1: In The Christmas Tree; Scene And Waltz Of The Snowflakes) - Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, cond. Antal Dorati (10.05)

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November 2011 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, November 2nd 2011

  1. Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880): Overture "La belle Hélène" - Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, cond. Erich Kunzel (9.27)
  2. Peter Tchaikovsky (1840-1893): The Swan Lake, Op. 20 (extracts) - Philadelphia Orchestra, cond. Eugene Ormandy (30.00)
  3. Giochino Rossini (1792-1868): La Cenerentola (Nacqui all'affanno ...Non più mesta) - Cecilia Bartoli, mezzo-soprano; Vienna State Opera Orchestra, cond. Giuseppe Patanè (7.52)
  4. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K. 503 (i. Allegro maestoso) - Derek Han, piano; Philharmonia Orchestra, cond. Paul Freeman (17.18)
  5. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 3 in D major, BWV 1054 - Lars Ulrik Mortensen, harpsichord/conductor; Concerto Copenhagen (16.03)
  6. Peter Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1 in G minor ("Winter Dreams"), Op. 13 (iv. Finale. Andante lugubre - Allegro moderato) - Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, cond. Andrew Litton (12.41)
  7. Giochino Rossini: Duetto buffo di due gatti - Felicity Lott, soprano; Ann Murray, mezzo-soprano; Graham Johnson, piano (3.23)

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October 2011 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, October 5th 2011
Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

  1. Nuages gris - Sergio Fiorentino, piano (4.00)
  2. Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 - Lakatos ensemble (9.00)
  3. O lieb, so lang du lieben kannst - Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone; Daniel Barenboim, piano (6.00)
  4. Beethoven: Symphonie No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67 (ii. Andante maestoso) - Cyprien Katsaris, piano (12.00)
  5. Grand Galop chromatique - Gyorgy Cziffra, piano (3.00)
  6. Concert paraphrase on Verdi’s 'Rigoletto' - Vladimir de Pachmann, piano (4.00)
  7. Via Crucis (excerpt) - Soloists; Budapest Chorus; Gabor Lehotka, organ; cond. Miklos Szabo (18.00)
  8. Consolation No. 3 (arr. Jules de Swert) - Guido Schiefen, cello; Eric Le Van, piano (5.00)
  9. Hamlet, symphonic poem for orchestra - Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, cond. Kurt Masur (14.00)

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September 2011 - Meeting

Debussy
Programme for Wednesday, September 7th 2011
  1. Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune - Jonathon Snowden, solo flute; London Philharmonic Orchestra; cond. Serge Baudo (10.02)
  2. Claude Debussy: Nocturnes (ii. Fêtes) - Orchestre de Paris; cond. Daniel Barenboim (7.01)
  3. Claude Debussy: La Mer (Dialogue du vent et de la mer) - London Philharmonic; cond. Serge Baudo (8.09)
  4. Claude Debussy: Préludes (12) for piano, Book I (viii. La fille aux cheveux de lin) - Arturo Benedetti Michelangelo (2.54)
  5. Ravel
  6. Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): Rhapsodie espagnole - Montreal Symphony Orchestra; cond. Charles Dutoit (15.34)
  7. Maurice Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit (ii. Le gibet) - Martha Argerich, piano (6.41)
  8. Maurice Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé, suite No. 2 for orchestra (iii. Danse générale) - Montreal Symphony Orchestra; cond. Charles Dutoit (3.30)
  9. Maurice Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major (iii. Presto) - Martha Argerich, piano; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; cond. Claudio Abbado (3.55)

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June 2011 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, June 1st 2011

Pyotr Il′yich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

  1. The Snow Maiden, incidental music, Op. 12 (ii. Dance and Choruses of the Birds; xi. Melodrame; xiv. Dance Of The Tumblers) - Russian State Chorus & Orchestra, cond. Andrei Chistiakov (14.25)
  2. Piano Trio in A minor, Op.50 (Variation - Finale And Coda) - Pascal Rogé, piano; Pierre Amoyal, violin; Frederic Lodeon, cello (11.23)
  3. Children's Songs (16) for voice & piano, Op. 54 (v. Legend, "The Crown of Roses") - Rodolfus Choir, cond. Ralph Allwood (2.38)
  4. Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33 - Raphael Wallfisch, cello; English Chamber Orchestra, cond. Geoffrey Simon (18.17)
  5. Eugene Onegin, Op. 24 (Act I: Tatiana's Letter Scene) - Eilene Hannan, soprano; London Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Sian Edwards (12.51)
  6. The Seasons, Op.37b (April "Snowdrop"; May "White Nights"; June "Barcarolle") - Mikhail Pletnev, piano; (10.45)
  7. Manfred Symphony in B Minor, Op. 58 (i. Lento lugubre, Moderato con moto, Andante) - Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Mariss Jansons (15.14)

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May 2011 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, May 4th 2011

  1. Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Overture "Der Freischütz" - Berlin Philharmonic, cond. Herbert von Karajan (10.34)
  2. Vincenzo Bellini (1801-35): La Sonnambula (Act 1. Scene 1. Recitativo e Cavatina. Care compagne) - Luba Orgonasova, soprano; Netherlands Radio Choir and Chamber Orchestra, cond. Alberto Zedda (9.14)
  3. Franz Liszt (1811-86): Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major - Krystian Zimerman, piano; Boston Symphony Orchestra, cond. Seiji Ozawa (21.58)
  4. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068 - Boston Baroque, cond. Martin Pearlman (18.14)
  5. Benjamin Godard (1849-95): Jocelyn (Berceuse: Concealed In This Retreat) - Jussi Björling, tenor (2.58)
  6. Aaron Copland (1900-90): Rodeo, selections from the ballet - New York Philharmonic, cond. Leonard Bernstein (18.38)
  7. Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901): Aroldo (Sinfonia) - Berlin Philharmonic, cond. Herbert von Karajan (9.30)

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April 2011 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, April 6th 2011

    Frederick May
    1911-85
  1. Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971): Concerto for Small Orchestra: Dumbarton Oaks - Orquestra De Cambra Teatre Lliure, cond. Josep Pons (17.00)
  2. Frederick May (1911-1985): String Quartet in C Minor (iii. Lento espressivo) - RTE Vanbrugh Quartet (14.00)
  3. Sergei Prokofiev (1892-1953): Piano Sonata No 6 (ii. Allegretto; iii Tempo Di Valzer Lentissimo) - Sviatoslav Richter, piano (12.00)
  4. Arthur Honegger (1892-1955): Symphony No. 2 - Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Herbert von Karajan (25.00)
  5. Richard Strauss (1864-1949): Four Last Songs (i. Beim Schlafengehen; iv. Im Abendrot) - Sena Jurinac, soprano; Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Fritz Busch (11.00)

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March 2011 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, March 2nd 2011

Wilhelm Furtwängler (1886-1954)
& the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

  1. Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847): Overture “The Hebrides”, op. 26 (“Fingals Cave”) (9.23)
  2. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, op. 55 “Eroica” (i. Allegro con brio) (16.37)
  3. Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): Symphony No. 3 in F major, op.90 (iv. Allegro) (9.22)
  4. Ludwig van Beethoven: Overture to “Egmont”, op.84 (8.56)
  5. Wilhelm Furtwängler (1886-1954): Symphony No. 2 in E minor (ii. Andante semplice) (12.37)
  6. Robert Schumann (1810-1856): Symphony No. 4 in D minor op. 120 (iv. Langsam-Lebhaft) (7.50)
  7. Richard Wagner (1813-1883): Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (Prelude to Act 1) (9.23)
  8. Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major, op. 92 (iv. Allegro con brio) (6.36)

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February 2011 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, February 2nd 2011

Otto Klemperer
  1. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Coriolan Overture, Op. 62 - Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Paul Kletzi (8.12)
  2. Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924): Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11 - Cappella Caeciliana (5.20)
  3. Franz Schubert (1797-1828): Symphony No. 8 in B minor ("Unfinished"), D. 759 (ii. Andante con moto ) - Philharmonia Orchestra, cond. Herbert von Karajan (12.05)
  4. Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924): La bohème (Act 1: Che gelida manina) - Luciano Pavarotti, tenor; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Mauricio Benini (4.36)
  5. Franz Schubert: Quintet for piano, violin, viola, cello & double bass in A major ("Trout"), D. 667 (i. Allegro vivace) - Leopold String Trio; Graham Mitchell, bass; Paul Lewis, piano (13.34)
  6. Frederick Delius (1862-1934): Florida Suite (i. Daybreak - Dance) - English Northern Philharmonia, cond. David Lloyd-Jones (11.43)
  7. Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber (1644-1704): Salzburg Mass (i. Kyrie) - Gabrieli Consort & Players, cond. Paul McCreesh (5.51)
  8. Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809): Symphony No. 100 in G major, "Military" - Philharmonia Orchestra, cond. Otto Klemperer (25.42)
  9. Giochino Rossini (1792-1868): Tancredi - Philharmonia Orchestra, cond. Carlo Maria Giulini (6.28)

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January 2011 - Meeting

J. S. Bach
(bust at St. Nicholas
Church, Leipzig)
Programme for Wednesday, January 5th 2011

 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Christmas Oratorio in six parts, BWV 248 (extracts)
Anthony Rolfe Johnson, tenor, (Evangelist); Ruth Holton, Katie Pringle, Nancy Argenta, sopranos; Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo soprano; Hans Peter Blochwitz, tenor; Olaf Bär, baritone; Monteverdi Choir; English Baroque Soloists; cond. John Eliot Gardiner

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