Sep 2019 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, September 4th 2019
    "Italian variations"

    Presenter: John O’Hagan

    Ottorino Respighi
  1. Anonymous (Italian, 14th c): Saltarello  - The Dufay Collective (4:44)
  2. Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936): The Birds - (i) Prelude (v) The Cuckoo - The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, cond Hugh Wolff (6:50)
  3. Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713):  Sonata in A major for violin and continuo, Op 5 No 6  - Andrew Manze (violin) Richard Egarr (harpsichord) (11:00)
  4. Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848): Lucia di Lammermoor. Act 1 Scene 2 – Chi mi frena in tal momento? - Enrico Caruso (tenor), Amelita Galli-Curci (soprano), Minnie Egener (mezzo-soprano), Angelo Bada (tenor), Giuseppe de Luca (baritone), Marcel Journet (bass) (4:05)
  5. Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847): Symphony No 4 in A major, Op 90 “Italian”(revised version, 1834) (ii) Andante con moto (iv) Saltarello - Allegro di molto - Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, cond John Eliot Gardiner (13:00)
  6. Nino Rota (1911-1979):  Concerto for strings (i) Preludio: Allegro ben moderato e cantabile (ii) Scherzo: Allegro commodo (iii) Aria: Andante quasi adagio (iv) Finale: Allegrissimo - I Solisti Italiani (15:51)
  7. Hugo Wolf (1860-1903):  Italian Songbook – Auch kleine Dinge - John McCormack (tenor), Edwin Schneider (piano) (2:01)
  8. Franz Liszt (1811-1886): Three Petrarch Sonnets (i) Pace non trovo - Matthew Polenzani (tenor), Julius Drake (piano) (6:50)
  9. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893): Capriccio Italien - Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, cond Constantin Silvestri (16:48)

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