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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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