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Music Appreciation Group - January 2019
by Glenys - 20:29 on 16 January 2019
The Music Appreciation Group met at Glenys’s house on Monday, the 7th, for the January meeting. David’s choice of theme, ‘Music highlighting stringed instruments’, produced a real feast of wonderful music, with movements from the following:
Vivaldi’s “Concerto in C major for mandolin, two violins, viola, cello, bass and organ”, performed by The Soloists from Zagreb;
Ravel’s “String Concerto in F major”, performed by the Ad Libitum Quartet;
Schubert’s “String Quintet in C major”, performed by the Pavel Haas Quartet and Danjulo Ishizaka on cello;
Massenet’s “Meditation”, played by Nigel Kennedy;
Chopin’s “Cello Sonata in G minor, Op 65, played by Maria Kliegel and Bernd Glemser;
Aly Bain playing “Dr James Donaldson” and “The Anvil Reel”;
Elgar’s “Cello Concerto”, played by Robert Cohen with the London Philharmonic Orchestra;
Bach’s “Violin Concerto No 2 in E major;
Rodrigo’s “Concierto Serenata for harp and orchestra”, played by Los Romeros with the Academy of St Martin’s in the Fields;
Villa Lobos’s “Concerto for Guitar and Small Orchestra”, with Sean Shiba on guitar;
Fauré’s “String Quartet in E minor”, played by the Ad Libitum Quartet;
Josef Suk’s “Serenade for String Orchestra”;
Turlough O’Carolan’s “Ode to Whiskey” and “O’Carolan’s Receipt”, played by Mark Harmer on the Celtic harp;
Music from John Williams’ soundtrack to the film “Schindler’s List”, played by Janine Jansen on the violin;
“22 Stomps from the Swamps”, from the Kings of Cajun, played by Nathan Abshire and Les Filles du Canada;
A cello and orchestral arrangement of Dvorak’s “Songs my Mother taught me”;
Beethoven’s “Violin Concerto in D”, played by Josef Suk;
Joseph Haydn’s “Cassation in C” for lute, violin, viola and cello.
The next meeting, on Monday, 4 February, will take place at Kate’s house in Finstown.
The theme has yet to be advised.
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