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U3A Music Appreciation - Group 1 - 2nd March

by Glynis - 20:04 on 05 March 2020

On Monday, 2nd March, the Music Appreciation Group One met at Jean’s house, and the theme for the day – ‘Female Performers/Soloists’ – was also her choice.  The resulting mixture was a blend of instrumentalists and singers, as follows:


            Hilary Hahn – violinist – playing the ‘Allegro’ from Samuel Barber’s ‘Concerto for Violin’;


            Lesley Garrett – soprano – singing ‘Hymn to Bacchus’ and ‘Infernal Gallop’ from Offenbach’s ‘Orpheus in the Underworld’;


            Tasmin Little – violinist – playing a movement from Bruch’s ‘Violin Concerto’;


            Lily Kraus – pianist – playing the ‘Allegro’ from Mozart’s ‘Sonata No 5 in G minor’;


            Billie Holiday, singing ‘A Sailboat in the Moonlight’;


            Virginia Black – harpsichordist – playing Rameau’s ‘Les Cyclopes’;


            Hélène Grimeau – pianist – and Sol Gabetta – cellist – playing the ‘Sonata for violoncello           and piano in D minor’ by Shostakovich;


            Susan Boyle, singing ‘Who I was born to be’, from her album ‘I Dreamed a Dream’;


            Jacqueline du Pré – cellist – playing the ‘Adagio’ from Brahms’s ‘Cello Concerto No 2 in F’;


            Jessica Burton and Sarah McNeil – composer/harpists – playing their composition ‘Aura’;


            Edith Piaf, singing ‘Non, je ne regrette rien’;


            Yuja Wang – pianist – playing the ‘Adagio’ from Rachmaninov’s ‘Concerto for piano and         orchestra No 2, in C minor’;


            Music from Malcolm Arnold’s ‘Belles of St Trinian’s’ from the film of the same name;


            Hila Plittmann – soprano – singing ‘Goodnight Moon’ by Eric Whitacre;


            Vanessa Mae – violinist – playing Bach’s ‘Toccata and Fugue in D minor’.


The next meeting, to be held on Monday, 6th April, will be at Louise’s house, and John’s choice of theme is:  ‘Male Performers – Soloists’. 

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