November 2016 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday 2nd November 2016

                                                          Presenter: John O'Hagan

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Heitor Villa-Lobos
1.      Samuel Scheidt (1587-1654): Galliard Battaglia - Eastman Brass Quintet (1:31)

2.      Jacques Hotteterre (1674-1763): Trio sonata in C Maj for 2 oboes and basso continuo - Bruce Haynes and Ku Ebbinge (oboes), Danny Bond (bassoon), Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord) (5:45)

3.      Silvius Leopold Weiss (1687-1750): Fantasie in C minor (arr. D minor)- Redmond O’Toole (guitar) (2.44)

4.      Joseph Haydn (1732-1809): String quartet in G, Op 33 No 5 - Quatuor Mosaïques (18:46)

5.      Francois Couperin (1668-1733): Les Baricades Mistérieuses - Kenneth Gilbert, harpsichord (2:13)

6.      Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959): Bachianas Brasileiras No 5: Aria (Cantilena) - Victoria de los Angeles (soprano), cellos of Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française, cond. Heitor Villa-Lobos (6:18)

7.      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Adagio, K617a - Bruno Hoffmann (glass harmonica). (3:59)

8.      Anonymous (Spanish Renaissance): Chacona Ytaliana ; "Sencilla pastora" - Piffaro Ensemble. (3:06)

9.      Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868): Sins of Old Age, Vol 1; I Gondolieri – Combattimento; director David Mason (6:26)

10.    Robert Schumann (1810-1856): Piano quartet in E flat, Op 47: iii Andante cantabile - Glenn Gould (piano), members of Juilliard Quartet. (8:00)

11.    Jacques Ibert (1890-1962): Trois pièces brèves - Dorian Woodwind Quintet (6:31)

12.       Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921): Carnival of the Animals (mvts 8 to end) -  Viktoria Postnikova and Jean-Francois Heisser (pianos), with instrumental ensemble; cond. Gennady Rozhdestvensky (12:03).  

            



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October 2016 - Meeting

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Seán Ó'Riada

Programme for Wednesday, 5th October 2016
                                                 Presenter: Dermot Kehoe

                                                                             
1.      Richard Wagner (1813-1883): Götterdämmerung: Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey – Bayreuth Festival Orchestra; cond. Daniel Barenboim (17:59)
2.      Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897-1957): Glück, das mir verblieb (Marietta's Lied) excerpt from Die Tote Stadt – Carol Neblett (Soprano), René Kollo (Tenor); Münchener Rundfunkorchester; cond. Erich Leinsdorf (5:40)
3.      Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868):  Il barbiere di Siviglia, Act I, No. 5: Una voce poco fa - Pretty Yende (Soprano); Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI; cond. Marco Armiliato, (6:08)
4.      Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Invitation To The Dance, Op.65, Orchestrated by H. Berlioz- Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; cond. Herbert von Karajan (8:48)
5.      Manuel de Falla (1876-1946): Seven Popular Spanish Songs  –  Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano); Barcelona Teatre Lliure Chamber Orchestra; cond. Josep Pons (12:12)
6.      Richard Wagner (1813-1883): Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Funeral March – Bayreuth Festival Orchestra; cond. Daniel Barenboim (6:10)
7.      Wolfram Buchenberg, Arr. (1962-):  “Kein schöner Land” (Anton Wilhelm Florentin von Zuccalmagli, author) - Dresdner Kreuzchor (2:28)
8.      Johannes Eccard (1553–1611): “Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott”(Martin Luther, author) – Dresdner Kreuzchor  (2:47)
9.      Seán Ó Riada (1931-1971): The Banks of Sulán – RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, cond, Robert Houlihan (9:09)
10.   Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880): The Tales of Hoffmann, Excerpts, Death of Antonia – Leontina Vaduva (Soprano), José Van Dam (Bass-baritone), Roberto Alagna (Tenor), Doris Lamprecht (Mezzo-Soprano); Lyon National Opera Orchestra; cond. Kent Nagano (4:59)
11.   Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): La Valse  – New York Philharmonic Orchestra; cond. Zubin Mehta (12:25)
12.  Hector Berlioz (1803-1869): Symphonie fantastique; 5. Songe d'une nuit du Sabbat - London Symphony Orchestra; cond, Colin Davis (9:54)

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September 2016 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, September 7th 2016
    'Bach & Handel' 
    Presenters: Bernard Clarke, Jim Bruce

    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  1. Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D major, BWV 1069 (i. Ouverture) - Boston Baroque, cond. Martin Pearlman (7:17)
  2. Concerto in A Minor for 4 Harpsichords, BWV 1065 (after Vivaldi) - Ton Koopman, Tini Mathot, Elina Mustonen, Patrizia Marisaldi, harpsichords; Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, cond. Ton Koopman (9:26)
  3. Toccata & Fugue in D minor BWV 565 (arr. Stokowski) - Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Leopold Stokowski (10:22)
  4. Prelude & Fugue in D minor, BWV 549a - Christopher Herrick, organ (5:49)
  5. Hunting Cantata, BWV 208 (9. Sheep May Safely Graze) - Bertalan Hock, organ (5:16)
  6. Mass in B minor, BWV 232 (15. Dona nobis pacem) - Concentus Musicus Wien, dir. Nikolaus Harnoncourt (3:16)

    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
  7. Agrippina, HWV 6 (Act II: Di timpani e trombe) - English Baroque Soloists, cond. John Eliot Gardner (1:54)
  8. Giulio Cesare, HWV 17 (Act I Va tacito e nascosto) - Bryn Terfel, bass-baritone; Scottish Chamber Orchestra, cond. Charles Mackerras (6:16)
  9. Serse, HWV 40 (Act I, Aria: Ombra mai fu) - Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, mezzo-soprano; The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, cond. Harry Bicket (3:19)
  10. Suite No. 5 in E Major, HWV 430 (iii. Air with five variations "The Harmonious Blacksmith") - Paul Nicholson, harpsichord (4:35)
  11. 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)
  12. Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63 (Act III: See, the conqu'ring hero comes!) - Felicity Palmer, soprano; Janet Baker, mezzo-soprano; Wandsworth School Choir, English Chamber Orchestra, cond. Charles Mackerras (2:50)
  13. Solomon, HWV 67 (Part 3. Scene 1: Sinfonia in B flat major, Arrival of the Queen of Sheba) - The Brandenburg Consort, cond. Roy Goodman (3:03)
  14. Messiah, HWV 56 (Part Three: No. 45: Aria. I know that my Redeemer liveth) - Heather Harper, soprano; London Symphony Orchestra, cond. Colin Davis (6:18)
  15. Music For The Royal Fireworks, HWV 351 (ii. Bouree, iii. La Paix - Largo all Siciliana, iv. La Rejouissance) - Wind Ensemble, Charles MacKerras (7:55)

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June 2016 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, June 1st 2016
    'Pierre Boulez (1925-2016) & Nikolaus Harnoncourt (1929-2016)' 

    Presenter: John O'Hagan

  1. Marin Marais (1656-1728): Tableau de l'operation de la taille, for viola da gamba & continuo in E minor - Concentus Musicus Wien, dir. Nikolaus Harnoncourt (5:13)
  2. Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): Pavane pour une infante défunte - Cleveland Orchestra, cond. Pierre Boulez (6:45)
  3. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Cantata No. 18, Gleichwie der Regen und Schnee vom Himmel fällt ("As the rain and snow fall from heaven"), BWV 18 (1. Sinfonia in G minor; 4. Aria: Mein Seelenschatz ist Gottes Wort; 5. Choral: Ich bitt, o Herr, aus Herzensgrund) - Vienna Boys' Choir; Concentus Musicus Wien, dir. Nikolaus Harnoncourt (7:32)
  4. Charles Marshall (1857-1927): I Hear You Calling Me - John McCormack, tenor; Charles Marshall, piano (3:41)*
  5. Stephen Foster (1826-1864): Jeanie with the light brown hair - John McCormack, tenor; Edwin Schneider, piano (2:59)*
  6. Béla Bartók (1881-1945): Concerto for Orchestra (4. Intermezzo Interrotto. Allegretto) - Chicago Symphony Orchestra, cond. Pierre Boulez (4:02)
  7. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Symphony No. 27 in G major, K. 199 (ii. Andante grazioso) - Concentus Musicus Wien, dir. Nikolaus Harnoncourt (10:06)
  8. Anton Webern (1883-1945): Six Pieces for orchestra, Op. 6 (1. Etwas bewegte; 2. Bewegte) - London Symphony Orchestra, cond. Pierre Boulez (2:40)
  9. Antonin Dvorák (1841-1904): Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op.88 (ii. Adagio) - Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, cond. Nikolaus Harnoncourt (10:01)
*In memoriam Bernard McGuinness R.I.P.

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May 2016 Meeting

Programme for Wednesday 4th May 2016

                                             Presenter: Gerry Hickey


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Modest Mussorgsky
1.      Emil Nikolaus von Reznicek (1860-1945): Overture Donna Diana – Vienna Philharmonic Orch. cond. Rudolf Kempe (3:58)
2.      Frederick Delius (1872-1958): On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring- Philadelphia Orch. cond. Eugene Ormandy (5:42)
3.      Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827):  Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral"; (i) Allegro ma non troppo -  Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia, cond.Béla Drahos (11:14)
4.      Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847): The Hebrides, overture for orchestra in B minor "Fingal's Cave", Op. 26 - Vienna Philharmonic Orch. cond. Rudolf Kempe (10:32)
5.      Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881): Pictures at an Exhibition for orchestra, orchestrated by Ravel: Promenade, Unhatched Chickens, Great Gate of Kiev-Volgograd Philharmonic Orchestra, cond.  Edward Serov (10:14)
6.      Edvard Grieg (1843-1907): Holberg Suite, Op. 40: Gavotte, Air- Polish Radio Symphony Orch. cond. Tadeusz Wojciechowski (9:36)
7.      Richard Wagner (1813-1883): Siegfried Idyll - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Vernon Handley (18:26)
8.      Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958): The Wasps - London Symphony Orchestra, cond. André Previn  (10:32)
9.      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791):  Trio in E-Flat Major, K. 498 "Kegelstatt": III. Allegretto - Danubius Ensemble (8:27)

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April 2016 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday 6th April 2016


Presenter: John Ashworth

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Marin Alsop

Camille Saint Saëns (1835-1921): Fantaisie No 2in D-flat major, op. 101. Christopher Dearnley, organ; Salisbury Cathedral (10:40)
                            
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809): String Quartet No. 66 in G, Op. 77 (i. Allegro moderato)- Pro Arte String Quartet (7:32)

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): Symphony No. 3 in F Major, op. 90, (iv. Allegro)- London Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Marin Alsop (8:32)

Franz Liszt (1811-1886): Liebestraum (arr. Schipa) Tito Schipa, tenor; (4:44)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Violin concerto No. 2 in E Major, (ii. Adagio) - David Oistrakh, violin; Philadelphia Orchestra, cond. Eugene Ormandy (8:01)

Darius Milhaud (1892-1974): La bœuf sur le toit, op. 58. Orchestre de l'Opéra de Lyon, cond. Kent Nagano (20:00)

Alexander Borodin (1833-1887):  For the shores of your far-off native land. Nicolai Ghiaurov (bass), Zlatina Ghiaurov (piano) (4:27)

Béla Bartók (1881-1945): Mikrokosmos Sz. 107, BB 105, Vol III-94,Vol IV-152 & 153. Béla Bartók (piano) (4:03)

Richard Strauss (1864-1949): Four Last Songs o.Op. 150 (TrV 296, AV 150): Beim Schlafengehen, Jessye Norman (soprano), Gewandhausorcheter Leipzig, cond. Kurt Masur (6:05)


Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953): Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 44, (III Allegro agitato – Allegretto, São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, cond. Marin Alsop (8:09)

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March 2016 - Meeting

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Programme for Wednesday 2nd March 2016

                                              Presented by Frank Murray

1.      Traditional: In Dulci Jubilo (14th century, German) – The Sixteen cond. Harry Christophers  (2:26)
2.      Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921):  Danse macabre – Philharmonia Orchestra cond. Charles Dutoit (7:06)
3.      Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) :  A:Mass in B minor, BWV 232 - (1.Credo:Aria:Et in Spiritum Sanctum ;2. Agnus Dei:Dona nobis pacem;– Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone);  Münchener Bach-Chor und Orchester; cond. Karl Richter (10:04)
4.      Johann Sebastian Bach:  Cantata BMV 208 “Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!”; Arleen Auger (Soprano); Kammerorchester Berlin cond. Peter Schreier (4:55)
5.      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Don Giovanni 1.Overture; 2. "Madamina, Il Catalogo È Questo"- Jose van Dam (Bass); Orchestre de l’Opera de Paris; cond Lorin Maazel (11:40)
6.      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Requiem K626  in D minor (Introitus: Requiem Aeternam) Arleen Auger (Soprano) - Weiner Philharmoniker und Staatsopernchor; cond. Georg Solti (5:23)
7.      Joseph Haydn (1732-1809): Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo-Gloria- Rundfunkchor Leipzig; Staatskapelle Dresden; cond. Neville Marriner (0:47)
8.      Jules Massenet (1842-1912):  Manon: O dolce incanto ... Chiuder gli occhi (Act 2) - Beniamino Gigli (Tenor), Orchestra cond. John Barbirolli (3:30)
9.      Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827):  Overture: ‘Coriolan’ op.62 – l’ Orchestre de la Suisse Romande; cond. Ernest Ansermet (7:06)
10.   Charles Gounod (1818-1893):  Messe solennelle en l’honneur de Sainte-Cécile, CG 56: Sanctus; – Laurence Dale (Tenor); Choeurs de Radio-France, Nouvel Orchestre Philharmonique; cond. Georges Prétre (5:33)
11.   Charles Gounod (1818-1893): Mors et Vita (Sedenti in Throno) – Choeur et Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse cond. Michel Plasson (3:46)
12.   Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901):  Messa da Requiem (Lacrymosa) – Maria Stader (Soprano); Marianna Radev (Mezzo-Sop); Helmut Krebs (Tenor); Kim Borg (Bass); St. Hedwigs Cathedral Choir; Berlin RIAS Symphony Orchestra and Chorus; cond. Ferenc Fricsay (5:22)
13.   Richard Wagner (1813-1883): Tristan und Isolde (Prelude & Liebestod) - Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra cond. Herbert von Karajan (19:03)
14.   Anton Bruckner (1824-1896):  Locus Iste (Motet) The Sixteen cond. Harry Christophers (2:48)
15. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Le Nozze di Figaro’Che soave zeffiretto’- Gundula Janowitz, soprano; Edith Mathis, soprano; Chor und Orchester der Deutschen Oper, Berlin  cond. Karl Bohm (3:31).

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February 2016 - Meeting

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Jonas Kaufmann

Programme for Wednesday 2nd February 2016

                                              Presented by Sheila Thomson



1. Peter Tchaikovsky (1840-1893): Suite No.2 in C Major – Jeu de sons, Andantino un poco rubato. National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, cond. Stefan Sanderling (11:57)
2. Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924): Manon Lescaut – Act 1: Donna Non Vidi Mai,  Act 2: Oh, sarò la più bella! Jonas Kaufmann, tenor; Kristina Opolais, soprano; Orchestra of St Cecilia of Rome, cond. Antonio Pappno (10:00)
3. Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757): Sonata in B minor K87, Sonata in E major K135, Vladimir Horowitz, piano (6:33)
4. Johann Baptist Georg Neruda (1708-1780): Concerto in E Flat for Trumpet and Strings. Philharmonia Orchestra, John Wallace, trumpet, cond. Christopher Warren-Green (14:25)
5. Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975): Cello Sonata in D minor (iv. Allegro). Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello (4:13)
6. Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): Symphony No. 2 in D Major (1, Allegro non troppo)- Philharmonia Orchestra, cond. Herbert von Karajan (15:55)
7. Franz Liszt (1811-1886): Soirées de Vienne, Valses caprices d'après Schubert. No. 6 Allegro con spirito, Vladimir Horowitz, piano (6:33)
8. Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943): Vespers Op.37, 1, Priidite, poklonimsya, 2, Blagoslovi, dushe moya, Gospoda, The St. Petersburg Chamber Choir, cond.Nikolai Korniev (6 :20)
9. Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924): Turandot – Act 1. Non Piangere, Liù; Act 3, Nessun Dorma. Jonas Kaufman, tenor; Kristina Opolais, soprano; Orchestra of St Cecilia of Rome, cond. Antonio Pappano (5:30)

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January 2016-Meeting

Programme for Wednesday 6th January 2016



Audio-Visual Programme
Presented by Jim Bruce and T. Donovan

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  1. Joyce DiDonato Recital.
  2. Frederick Delius Documentary.
  3. Arthur Rubinstein - Edvard Grieg - Piano Concerto in A minor.
  4. 2001 A Space Odyssey extract. Richard Strauss-Also sprach Zarathustra, Vienna Philharmonic Orch. cond Herbert von Karajan.
  5. Giuseppe Verdi. Requiem. Dies Irae e Tuba Mirum. BBC Symphony Orchestra. cond. Semyon Bychkov 
  6. Brief Encounter extract. Sergei Rachmaninov-Piano Concerto No. 2, played by Eileen Joyce
  7. Carlos Kleiber conducts. Beethoven Sym. No 4. 1st Movement. Concertgebouw Orchestra
  8. Gautier Capuçon and Yuja Wang Recital. Chopin Cello Sonata. Op. 65 - III. Largo 
  9. Frauenkirche Dresden.  J.S. Bach Christmas Oratorio - BWV 248-1 
  10. The Making of West Side Story. Rehearsal Leonard Bernstein and José Carreras
  11. Star Wars Theme. John Williams, Berlin Philharmonic Orch. cond.Simon Rattle at Waldbühne, Berlin.

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