John presented the session with the following selection:
Ludwig van Beethoven 1770 – 1827, Romance No.2 (this was a repetition from last session as we did not play it entirely)
Vaughan Williams 1872 – 1958, The Lark Ascending
Massenet 1842 - 1912, Meditation
The next section included:
Shostakovich 1906 – 1975, two tracks from 'The Gadfly', Romance and Nocturne played by the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine.
Gustav Holst 1874 – 1934 (English and Swedish descent), The Planets Suite played by the Royal Concert Gebouw of Amsterdam.
9 June 2017
John presented the program as follows:
Ludwig van Beethoven 1770 -1827, the Moonlight Sonata
Vladimir Ashkenazy born 1937, Beethoven’s Appassionata Sonata performed by Jeno Jando
Franz Schubert 1797 – 1828, ‘The Trout’ Piano Quintet (three tracks were played)
Mozart 1756 – 1791, three arias from The Magic Flute
We then returned to ‘The Trout’ and listened to two tracks.
We concluded with Neville presenting a short DVD featuring Paul Simon (of Simon and Garfunkel fame) singing with his daughter a song he wrote for her – A moment of Nostalgia.