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U3A Music Appreciation Group One - Oct 2019
by Glenys Alsop - 16:22 on 21 October 2019
David hosted the meeting on Monday, October 7th, where the theme (chosen by Ally) was “Music to take to a desert island”. This choice produced the following very enjoyable and interesting mix:
Bruch: “Violin Concerto No 1 in G Minor”;
Beethoven: the “Cavatina” from his “String Quartet No 13, Op 130, in B flat major, played by the Alexander String Quartet;
Ennio Morriconi: “Gabriel’s Oboe”, from the film “The Mission”;
“Fields of Gold”, composed and sung by Eva Cassidy;
Bach: “Toccata and Fugue in D minor, played by the organist Christopher Herrick;
Vaughan Williams: Thomas Allen singing “Linden Lea”;
Beethoven: the last movement of his “Symphony No 9”;
“Life Short – Call Now”, composed and sung by Bruce Cockburn;
Elgar: “Chanson de Matin, Op15, No 2;
Tallis: “Spem in Alium”, performed by The Tallis Scholars;
Peter Maxwell Davies: “Farewell to Stromness”, played by the composer; and the same piece played on the guitar by Sean Shibe;
Chopin: the “Largetto” from his “Piano Concerto No 1 in E minor”, played by Marta Argerich;
Elgar: an excerpt from his “Cello Concerto in E minor, Op 85”, played by Colin Carr.
The November meeting, on Monday, 4th, will be held at Kate’s house, and Angela has chosen the theme “Movement”.
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