January 2013 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, January 2nd 2013

  1. Franz Schubert (1797-1828): Marches Militaires for 4 hands, D.733, Op.51 (1. Allegro vivace in D major) - Daniel Barenboim and Radu Lupu, piano (5.07)
  2. Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847): Rondo Capriccioso, Op.14 - Murray Perahia, piano (6.30)
  3. Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849): Preludes, Op.28 (3-7) - Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano (6.33)
  4. Franz Liszt (1811-1886): Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 in C sharp minor, S.244-2 - Leslie Howard, piano (9.38)
  5. Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Suite Bergamasque - Noriko Ogawa, piano (18.10)
  6. Peter Tchaikovsky (1840-1893): Piano Concerto No.1 in B flat minor, Op.23 - Martha Argerich, piano; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Charles Dutoit: (35.44)

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Notable anniversaries - 2013

Richard Wagner
January 8th - Arcangelo Corelli (Italian composer) died 1713
January 25th - Witold Lutosławski (Polish composer) born 1913
January 30th - Francis Poulenc (French composer) died 1963
February 20th - Ferenc Fricsay (Hungarian conductor) died 1963
May 1st - Walter Süsskind (Czech conductor) born 1913
May 22nd - Richard Wagner (German composer) born 1813
June 7th - Roberto Alagna (French tenor) born 1963
June 29th - Anne-Sophie Mutter (German violinist) born 1963
September 8th - Carlo Gesualdo (Italian composer) died 1613
October 10th - Giuseppe Verdi (Italian composer) born 1813
October 24th - Tito Gobbi (Italian baritone) born 1913
November 15th - Fritz Reiner (Hungarian conductor) died 1963
November 22nd - Benjamin Britten (English composer) born 1913
December 7th - Pietro Mascagni (Italian composer) born 1863
December 28th - Paul Hindemith (German composer) died 1963
Unknown - John Dowland (English composer) born 1563

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December 2012 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, December 5th 2012
  1. Arrigo Boito (1842-1918): Mefistofele (Chorus: “Ave, Signor degli angele e dei santi!”) - London Opera Chorus, National Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Oliviero de Fabritiis (3.59)
  2. Giuseppe Verdi
  3. Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901): La Forza del Destino (“Son giunta! Grazie, o Dio!”, “Il santo nome … il santo speco”) - Renata Tebaldi, soprano; Cesare Siepi, bass; Fernando Corena, baritone; Chorus and Orchestra of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome, cond. Francesco Molinari-Pradelli (17.25)
  4. Georges Bizet (1838-1875): Les pêcheurs de perles (“Je crois entendre encore”) - Alain Vanzo, tenor; Paris National Opera Orchestra, cond. Georges Prêtre (3.18)
  5. Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924): Madama Butterfly (“Vogliatemi bene”) - Mirella Freni, soprano; Luciano Pavarotti, tenor; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Herbert von Karajan (7.54)
  6. Giacomo Puccini: Tosca (“Tre sbirri… Una carrozza…”) - Sherill Milnes, baritone; London Opera Chorus, National Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Nicola Rescigno (4.52)
  7. Giacomo Puccini: La Bohème (“Vecchia Zimarra, senti”) - Cesare Siepi, bass; Chorus and Orchestra of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome, cond. Tullio Serafin (2.31)
  8. Christoph Willibald von Gluck (1714-1787): Orfeo ed Euridice (“Che farò senza Euridice?”) - Marilyn Horne, mezzo-soprano; Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, cond. George Solti (5.37)
  9. Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868): Il barbiere di Siviglia (“La calunnia”) - Cesare Siepi, bass; Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, cond. Alberto Erede (8.27)
  10. Giuseppe Verdi: Macbeth (“Perfidi! All’anglo contro me v’unite!”, “Pieta, rispetto, amore”) - Piero Cappuccilli, baritone; Orchestra of La Scala, Milan, cond. Claudio Abbado (5.21)
  11. Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto(“Pari siamo!”) - Tito Gobbi, baritone; Orchestra of La Scala, Milan, cond. Tullio Serafin (3.58)
  12. Giuseppe Verdi: Don Carlo (“Per me giunto”, “Io morrò ma lieto in core”) - Piero Cappuccilli, baritone; José Carreras, tenor; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Herbert von Karajan (8.35)
  13. Patrick Cassidy (1956- ): Vide cor meum - Danielle de Niesse, soprano; Bruno Lazzaretti, tenor; Libera Lyndhurst Orchestra, cond. Gavin Greenaway (3.56)
  14. Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990): West Side Story (“Somewhere”) - Marilyn Horne, mezzo-soprano; Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Leonard Bernstein (2.37)
  15. Richard Wagner (1813-1883): Tristan und Isolde (“Mild und leise wie er lachelt” - Isolde's Liebestod) - Margaret Price, soprano; Dresden Staatskapelle Orchestra, cond. Carlos Kleiber (7.26)

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