November 2017 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, November 1st 2017

    "Double Dip"
    Presenter: Jim Bruce

    Fritz Wunderlich (1930-1966)
  1. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Die Zauberflöte, K.620 (Act I: "Wie stark ist nicht dein Zauberton") - Fritz Wunderlich, tenor; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Karl Böhm (3:19)
  2. Franz Liszt (1811-1886): Die Zelle in Nonnenwerth, S. 382 - Steven Isserlis, cello; Thomas Adès, piano (5:35)
  3. Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893): The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66 arr. Pletnev (excerpts) - Mikhail Pletnev, piano (14:03)
  4. Francis Poulenc (1899-1963): O magnum mysterium, FP 152/1 - Westminster Cathedral Choir, cond. James O'Donnell (3:23)
  5. Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): Daphnis et Chloé, suite no. 2 - New England Conservatory Chorus, Boston Symphony Orchestra, cond. Claudio Abbado (16:17)
  6. Franz Liszt: The Maiden’s Wish (after Chopin, Op. 74, No. 1) - Mikhail Pletnev, piano (3:38)
  7. John Tavener (1944-2013): The Protecting Veil, for cello & string orchestra (1. The Protecting Veil) - Steven Isserlis, cello; London Symphony Orchestra, cond. Gennady Rozhdestvensky (8:45)
  8. Alonso Lobo (1555-1617): Lamentations (No 10: Iod. Dabit percutienti se maxillam; No 11: Jerusalem, Jerusalem, convertere ad Dominum Deum tuum) - Westminster Cathedral Choir, cond. Martin Baker (4:34)
  9. Franz Schubert (1797-1828): Die Forelle ("The Trout"), D. 550, Op. 32 - Fritz Wunderlich, tenor; Hubert Giesen, piano (2:25)
  10. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Symphony No. 6 in F major, "Pastoral", Op. 68 (3. Allegro ‘Peasant's merrymaking’; 4. Allegro ‘The storm’; 5. Allegretto ‘Shepherds' song. Joyous thanksgiving after the storm’) - Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Claudio Abbado (18:35)

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October 2017 - Meeting


Programme for Wednesday, October 4th 2017

    The Classical Era

    Presenter: John O'Hagan

  1. Domenico Cimarosa (1749-1801): The Secret Marriage – Overture. Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia, cond. Alessandro Amoretti (6:02)
  2. Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787): Il Parnaso confuso – Di questa cetra in seno. Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo-soprano), Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, leader Bernhard Forck (5:16)
  3. Ignaz Pleyel (1757-1831): String Quartet in B flat major, Op 2 No 5. i Allegro. Ensō Quartet (9:31)
  4. Johann Christian Bach (1735-1782): Symphony in E major for double orchestra, Op 18 No 5. i Allegro. ii Andante. iii Tempo di minuetto. Cappella Coloniensis, cond. Hans-Martin Linde (13:58)
  5. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788): The Resurrection and Ascension of Jesus. i Introduction. ii Chorus: Gott! Du wirst. iii Recitative: Judäa zittert. iv Aria: Mein Geist, voll Furcht und Freuden. v Chorus: Triumph! Stephan Genz (tenor), Ex Tempore, La Petite Bande, cond. Sigiswald Kuijken (11:58) 
  6. Muzio Clementi (1752-1832): Sonata in F sharp minor Op 25 No 5. i Più tosti allegro con espressione. ii Lento e patetico. iii Presto. Peter Katin (piano – Clementi 1832) (18:50) 
  7. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Symphony No 1 in C majo, op 21. i Adagio molto-Allegro con brio. ii Andante cantabile con moto. iii Menuetto. Allegro molto e vivace. iv Adagio-Allegro molto e vivace. Smithsonian Chamber Orchestra, cond. Jaap Schröder (25:10)

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September 2017 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, September 6th 2017

    Presenter: Sheila Grace

    Malcolm Proud
  1. Franz Liszt (1811-1886): Grand Etudes de Paganini, No. 3 "La Campanella" - Jorge Bolet, piano (4:51)
  2. Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): Violin Concerto in D, Op. 77 (III. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace) - Itzhak Perlman, violin, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, cond. Carlo Mario Giulini (8:20)
  3. Henryk Górecki (1933-2010): Symphony No. 3, Op. 36 "Symphony of Sorrowful Songs" (II. Lente e largo – tranquillissimo) - Zotia Kilanowicz, soprano; State Philharmonic Orchestra, Cracow, cond. Jacek Kasprzyk (9:26)
  4. Henry Purcell, attr. (1659-1695): Ground in C minor, ZT 68 - Malcolm Proud, harpsichord (3:00)
  5. William Croft (1678-1727): Ground in C minor, ZD 221 - Malcolm Proud, harpsichord (3:20)
  6. Frederic Chopin (1810-1849): Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 21 (II. Larghetto) - Krystian Zimerman, piano; Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Carlo Mario Giulini (9:07)
  7. Edward Elgar (1857-1934): Sospiri, adagio for strings, harp & organ, Op. 70 - Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. John Eliot Gardiner (5:07)
  8. Max Bruch (1838-1920): Violin Concerto in G minor, Op. 26 (III. Finale - Allegro energico) - Itzhak Perlman (violin), Concertgebouw Orchestra, cond. Bernard Haitink (7:06)
  9. Arvo Pärt (1935- ): Fratres for string orchestra and percussion - Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, cond. Paavo Järvi (6:48)
  10. Edvard Grieg (1843-1907): Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 (III. Allegro moderato molto e marcato) - Cécile Ousset, piano; London Symphony Orchestra, cond. Sir Neville Marriner (10:05)
  11. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 - Peter Hurford, organ of Ratzeburg Cathedral, Germany (9:17)
  12. Henry Purcell: A New Irish Tune. Z 646 "Lilliburlero" - Malcolm Proud, harpsichord (0:46)

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June 2017 - Meeting

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Joseph Canteloube

                                                       

Programme for Wednesday 7th June 2017
                                                               "Pastoral"
                                                     Presenter: John O'Hagan


1        Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713): Concerto Grosso in G Minor, Op 6 No 8 (Christmas Concerto) - Tafelmusik, dir. Jean Lamon (13:31)

2        Claudio  Monteverdi (1567-1643): Madrigals Book 8, Non havea Febo ancora (Lamento della ninfa)-Viveca Axell (soprano), John Potter and Douglas Nasrawi (tenor), Harry van der Kamp (bass). Tragicomedia - Andrew Lawrence-King (double harp), Stephen Stubbs (cittarone), Erin Headley (lirone). (6:25)

3        Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741): Chamber Concerto in D, RV95, La Pastorella - Camerata Köln (8:29)

4        Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757): Sonata in d minor Kk9 (Pastorale) - Claudio di Veroli (harpsichord) (3:04)

5        Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Cantata BWV208, (Hunting cantata).“Sheep may safely graze” - Arleen Auger (soprano), Berlin Chamber Orchestra cond. Peter Schreier (4:56)

6        Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971): Pastorale – Song without words, for violin and small ensemble - Israel Baker (violin), Columbia Chamber Ensemble, dir. Igor Stravinsky (2:49)

7        Joseph Canteloube (1897-1957): Songs of the Auvergne, Baïlèro - Netania Davrath (soprano), Unnamed orchestra, cond. Pierre de la Roche (6:38)

8        Richard Strauss (1864-1949): Don QuixoteVariation ii:“The Battle with the Sheep”- Mstislav Rostropovich (cello), Ulrich Koch (viola), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Herbert von Karajan (1:44)

9        Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958): A Pastoral Symphony. iii Moderato pesante, iv. Lento - Margaret Price (soprano), New Philharmonia Orchestra, cond. Adrian Boult (16:29)



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May 2017 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday 3rd May 2017
Presenter: John Ashworth


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Charles Ives
Aaron Copland (1900-1990): Rodeo, II. Corral Nocturne & III. Piano Interlude & Saturday Night Waltz - Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, cond. Leonard Slatkin (3:34 & 7:57)

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971): Petrushka, III. The Blackamoor -  Seattle Symphony Orchestra, cond. Ludovic Morlot  (6:56)

Ferde Grofé (1892-1972): Grand Canyon Suite, I.  Sunrise - Detroit Symphony Orchestra, cond.  Antal Dorati (6:39)

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847): Violin concerto in E Minor, Op. 64, III. Allegretto non troppo - Allegro molto vivace - David Oistrakh, violin, Philadelphia Orchestra, cond. Eugene Ormandy (6:16)

Bohuslav Martinů (1890-1959):  Symphony No.2, I. Allegro moderato - Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, cond. Paavo Järvi (6:35)

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827):  Piano concerto No.3 in C Minor, Op. 37, II. Largo - Glenn Gould, piano, Columbia Symphony Orchestra, cond. Leonard Bernstein (10:50)

Charles Ives (1874-1954): Symphony No. 4, IV.  Largo maestoso - American Symphony Orchestra, cond. Leopold Stowkowski (7:57)

Charles Ives (1874-1954):  Symphony No. 2, I. Andante moderato - Nashville Symphony Orchestra, cond. Kenneth Schermerhorn (6:18)

Richard Strauss (1864-1949): Vier Letzte Lieder, III. Beim Schlafengehen - Deborah Voight, soprano, New York Philharmonic, cond. Kurt Masur (5:12)
                                                                                   

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Piano concerto No.3 in C Minor, Op. 37, III. Rondo Allegro - Alfred Brendel, piano, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, cond. James Levine (9:02)

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April 2017 - Meeting

                Programme for Wednesday 5th April 2017
                Presenter: Barbara Dunne


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Louis-Claude Daquin
1.      Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): Tragic Overture Op.81 - Berliner Philharmoniker, cond. Herbert von Karajan (14:21)

2.     Edward Elgar (1857-1934): First Prelude (Overture and Organ-Grinder's Song "To the Children") - Derek Hammond-Stroud, baritone, London Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Vernon Handley (7:01)

3.     Robert Schumann (1810-1856): Symphony No.1 in B flat “Spring” Op. 38, IV. Allegro animato e grazioso -Münchner Symphoniker, cond. Georg Schmohe (6:48)

4.     Richard Strauss (1864-1949): Death and Transfiguration: Symphonic Poem Op. 24 - Vienna Philharmonic Orch., cond. Wilhelm Furtwängler (22:22)

5.     Richard Strauss (1864-1949): Four Last Songs, IV. "Im Abendrot" - Elizabeth Schwarzkopf, soprano, Philharmonia Orchestra, cond. Otto Ackermann (7:13)

6.     Brian Boydell (1917-2000): Scherzo for String Quartet  -  R.T.E. Vanbrugh String Quartet (5:44)

7.     Franz Schubert (1797-1828): Die Winterreise ,Op. 89, "Der Leiermann" - Harry Plunket-Greene, baritone, (2:44)

8.     Franz Schubert (1797-1828): Die Winterreise, Op. 89 ; "Der Leiermann" - Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone, Jörg Demus, piano (3:09)

9.     Frederic Chopin (1810-1849): Piano Sonata No.3 in B minor Op.58, IV. Finale. Presto, non tanto - Agitato - Lang-Lang, piano (5:24)

10.   Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847): Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op.64: II. Andante - Allegretto non troppo - Yehudi Menuhin, violin, Berliner Philharmoniker, cond. Wilhelm Furtwängler  (7:54)

            11.   Louis-Claude Daquin (1694-1772): Le Coucou - Finghin Collins, piano (2:09)

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March 2017 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday 1st March 2017
Presenter: Frank Murray

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Umberto Giordano

1.      Umberto Giordano (1867-1948): La Mamma Morta - Andrea Chénier - Maria Callas, soprano,  Philharmonia Orchestra, cond. Tullio Serafin (4.48)

2.      Antonin Dvořák (1841-1904): Song To The Moon – Rusalka, Act 1, Op. 114, B 203 - Lucia Popp, soprano, Munich Radio Orchestra, cond. Stefan Soltesz: (5.48)

3.      Traditional Song: Song of the Volga Boatmen - Artur Eizen, Bass, Soviet Army Chorus and Army Band, cond. Col. Boris Alexandrov (3.22)

4.       Johann Strauss II (1825-1899) & Ralph Benatzky (1884-1957): Nonnenchor Und Das Lied Der Laura Casanova - Lucia Popp, soprano,  Academy of St. Martin In The Fields, Ambrosian Singers, cond. Neville Marriner (4.20)

5.      Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924): Signore, Ascolta! Ah, Signore Ascolta, Turandot - Pilar Lorengar, soprano,  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, cond. Arthur Rother (2.34)

6.       James Newton Howard (1951-): Maleficent Suite – Orchestra; London Voices; Trinity Boys Choir; cond. Pete Anthony (6.35)

7.      Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924): Cantique De Jean Racine, Op. 11 – The Cambridge Singers, Members of the City of London Sinfonia, cond. John Rutter (6.42)

8.      Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978): Spartacus - Adagio Of Spartacus & Phrygia – Weiner Philharmoniker, cond. Aram Khachaturian (9.05)

9.      Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880): Orphee Aux Enfers, Overture - Philharmonia Orchestra, cond. Herbert Von Karajan (9.36)

10.  Dmitri Shostakovich (1905-1975): The Gadfly Suite-Romance Op. 97A - London Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Mariss Jansons (6.20)

11.  Alicia Scott (1810-1900): Annie Laurie- Evgeny Belaiaev, Tenor, Soviet Army Chorus, cond. Col. Boris Alexandrov (4.32)

            12.  Peter Tchaikovsky (1840-1893): Swan Lake, Finale; Op. 20 - Philadelphia Orchestra, cond.                      Wolfgang Sawallisch (6.09)

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February 2017 - Meeting


Programme for Wednesday 1st February 2017
Presenter: Sheila Thomson

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Sergey Rachmaninov


1.      Mikhail Glinka (1804-1857): Ruslan and Ludmilla Overture - London Symphony Orchestra, cond. Georg Solti (4.58)

2.      Alexander Borodin (1833-1887): Prince Igor Overture - London Symphony Orchestra, cond. Georg Solti (10.46)

3.      Peter Tchaikovsky (1840-1893): Kuda, Kuda, Kuda Vi Udalilis, Lensky’s Aria, Eugene Onegin, Act 2 -PlácidoDomingo, tenor, Philharmonia Orchestra, cond. Randall Behr. (6.17)

4.      Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943): Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op.18, II. Adagio sostenuto - Jenő Jandó,  piano, Budapest Symphony Orchestra, cond. György Lehel (11.17)

5.      Alexander Glazunov (1865-1936): Suite caractéristique for orchestra in D major, Op. 9, Intermezzo. Scherzando moderato - Moscow Symphony Orchestra, cond. Igor Golovschin. (7.53)

6.      Vasily Titov (1650-1715): The Angel Cried Out - Chanticleer (4.52)

7.      Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975): Chamber Symphony in F major, Op. 73a (arr. by Barshai from String Quartet No. 3), 1. Allegretto – Giuseppe Verdi Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano, cond. Rudolf Barshai. (8.20)

8.      Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971): Violin Concerto in D, 1. Toccata - Maxim Vengerov, violin, London Symphony Orchestra, cond. Mstislav Rostropovich (6.22)

9.      Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908): Capriccio Espagnol Opus 34, 2.Variazioni   - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Barry Wordsworth (6.20)

10.  Reinhold Glière (1875-1956): Symphony No.3 in B Minor, Op.42, Scherzo, 3. With Vladimir, Fair Sun -Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (Bratislava), cond. Donald Johanos (6.50)

11.  Peter Tchaikovsky (1840-1893): Suite No.2 in C Major, Op.53, 111. Scherzo Burlesque: Vivace con spirito- National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, cond. Stefan Sanderling (5.24)

            12.  Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943): Vespers: Lord now lettest Thou Thy servant depar Tenebrae, vocals, cond. Nigel Short (3.40)


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January 2017 - Meeting

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Sergiu Celibidache

Programme for Wednesday 4th January 2017

                     Presenters: Jim Bruce & T. Donovan


1.      Anton Bruckner (1824-1896): Mass No. 3 in F minor for soloists, chorus and orchestra in F minor (III. Credo. Et incarnatus est) - Peter Straka, tenor; Matthias Holle, bass; Munich Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra, cond. Sergiu Celibidache (10:55) This includes a clip from the rehearsal.
2.      Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849): Scherzo No. 2 in B flat minor – Murray Perahia, piano (10:03) A live performance from Perahia’s 2015 Japanese tour.
3.      Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953): Alexander Nevsky, film score (The Battle on the Ice. April 5, 1242 “Peregrinus expectavi”) -  Chorus of St. Petersburg Teleradio Company; St. Petersburg Chamber Choir; St. Petersburg Chorus "Lik"; St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Yuri Temirkanov (7:23) A clip from Eisenstein’s 1938 film merged with a recent recording of the score.
4.      Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809): Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major, H. 7b/1 (ii. Adagio) – Steven Isserlis, cello; Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, leader: Anthony Marwood (14:37) Includes an interview with Isserlis.
5.      Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915):  Le Poème de l'extase (Poem of Ecstasy), Symphony No. 4 in C major, Op 54, Extract.-  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; cond. Kirill Petrenko (2:41)

6.      Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827):  Leonore Overture No. 3 in C major, Op. 72b Rehearsal; American Symphony Orchestra; cond. Leopold Stokowski (11:06)

7.      Georges Bizet (1838-1875):  Carmen: Act Two: Flower Song: la fleur que tu m'avais jetée- Jussi Björling (Tenor) (3:51)

8.      Traditional American Folk Song (19th Century): Shenandoah-Chanticleer (Musical ensemble)  (4:30)

9.      Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835):  Norma: Act 1: Casta Diva – Maria Callas (Soprano); Orchestra and Choir of Paris Opera; cond. George Prêtre (5:12)

10.    Igor Stravinsky (1882-1871): The Rite of Spring,  Animated Graphical Score - Jay Bacal performed and rendered this piece using virtual instrument software by Vienna Symphonic Library. Stephen Malinowski created the animation using his Music Animation Machine (MAM) software.  (15:21)


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December 2016 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday 7th December 2016


Presenter: Bernard Clarke




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George Enescu


1.      Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901): Joan of Arc Sinfonia: – La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra; cond. Riccardo Chailly (7:10)

2.      Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901): La traviata: Act 1 Prelude: – La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra; cond. Riccardo Chailly (3:48)

3.      Michael Praetorius (1571-1621): In Dulce Jubilo – Taverner Consort, Choir and Players; cond. Andrew Parrott (3:56)

4.      George Enescu (1881-1955): Roumanian Rhapsody No. 1, Op. 11- London Symphony Orchestra; cond. Antal Dorati (12:02)

5.      Enrique Granados (1867-1916): Goyescas: Intermezzo- London Symphony Orchestra; cond. Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos (5:00e)

6.      George Frideric Handel (1685-1759): Saul: Chorus; How Excellent Thy Name, O Lord; Air: An infant rais’d; Chorus; Along the monster atheist strode; Chorus: The youth inspir’d by thee, O Lord; Chorus: How excellent thy name, O Lord; – Gabrieli Consort & Players; cond. Paul McCreesh (10:00)




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