In John’s absence the programme was organized by the members present, as follows:
Les played a CD entitled ‘Transcription of Pictures at an Exhibition’ by Mussorgsky from the piano version to organ by John Victor Arthur Guillou. Juag played the Organ at the Touhalle Concert Hall in Zurich.
Joan’s offering was Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet played by the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra.
Neville then selected from ‘you tube’ the following:
- Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No.4
- Mozart’s Psalm 117, Cecilia Bartoli, Soprano
- a Trio singing ‘Aria’ from Mozart’s Opera, Cosi fan Tutti
- Mozart’s Exultate Subilate
- Handel’s Coronation Anthem
- Handel’s Zadok – The Priest
- Mozart’s Aria’s from The Magic Flute
8 September 2017
John is still indisposed – we wish him a speedy recovery. In his absence the group presented various music segments.
- a CD of Maria Callas – a number of her famous Arias, concluding with the Love Ballad from Tristan and Isolde.
- Ludwig Beethoven’s Symphony No.6 ‘Pastorale’ – a portion played.
- a Trumpet Concerto by Franz Anton Hoffmeister (1754 – 1812) played by Sergei Makariakov, born in Russia - May 10, 1977, a world famous Trumpeter (listen below)
- Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, played by the Gottenburg Symphony Orchestra
To conclude the session, Joan presented a short selection of Chopin’s favourites played by Vladimir Ashkenazy.