In John’s absence, Les presented the first session, as follows:
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 3
- CD of pianist, Grigory Sokolov (1950-) playing the first movement.
- DVD of Vladamir Horowitz (1903-1989) playing 2nd & 3rd movements, New York Philharmonic.
- DVD of Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) repeating the 3rd movement at the Musikvereinssaal Concert Hall in Vienna.
- Pianist Alfred Brendel playing Franz Liszt’s composition, St Francis Walking on the Water.
- DVD of young Chinese pianist, Lang Lang, playing Chopin’s Polonaize at the famous concert hall in Vienna.
- A selection of Luciana Pavarotti’s favourites.
John presented the session with music from the following composers:
- Camille Saint Saens (1835-1921), French composer.
- Symphony No 3 (Organ Symphony) played by the Bern Symphony Orchestra.
- Gabriel Faure (1845-1924), French composer. The Requiem