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Music Appreciation Group

by Angela - 21:11 on 05 April 2016

The U3A music group met on Monday the 4th of April-and our theme was " Russia and or Russians"-

Here follows some of the items we listened to--as one can imagine Russian choirs were well represented-and Tchaikovsky-plus some lovely music that was new to some of us-also composers we had never heard of-though the music was beautiful--

From a C.D. called St.Petersburgh Classics-we listened to Song of the Cherubim by Dimitri Bortnianskywho was Ukranian-

The Flight of the Bumblebee by Rimski Korsakov-

Another composer new to us was Lyadov-The Enchanted Lake-

We must have listened to half a dozen pieces by Tchkovsky-some new -some very familiar-The

music we select has to be short-or an excerpt-in order that we can all have a couple of turns of playing our choice-

Then we had some Rachmaninov ,Shostakovich,Stravinsky,Prokofiev,and some Schuman played by Horovitz.

As usual-We all heard something new and learned a few things about the composers and their music-

 

Our next meeting is on the 2nd May-and the theme will be Opera and Operettas 1860-----1960.


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