Music Appreciation (Friday)


Where and when

We meet at 10am on the last Friday of the month at the home of a group member.

Other information

Do please telephone for more information.

Contact details

Geoff Moth 01858 432275   email:


Music Appreciation (Friday) – June

At our June Meeting we listened to a programme of music selected by our members at our last meeting. Starting with the last Movement of Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto we continued with a transcription for piano of Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in A Minor followed by movements from Brahms’ 2nd Symphony. The first half of […]

Franz Schubert

Music Appreciation (Friday) – March

At our February Meeting the Group listened to an Orchestrated version of five of Schubert’s Lieder-not appreciated by some of the purists in the Group who preferred the original versions for voice and piano. The first half our programme ended with Schubert’s 8th, or Unfinished Symphony in a recording made in 1978 by the Vienna […]

Music Appreciation (Friday) – November/January

At our November Meeting we listened to short poems by Robert Browning, William Wordsworth, John Keats, Edward Thomas and Walter de La Mare complimented by music by Leonard Bernstein, Bedrich Smetana, Heiter Villa-Lobos, Antonio Vivaldi, Astor Piazzaro and Ferde Grofe. Although the ad-hoc nature of the morning produced some strange bed-fellows our members appeared to enjoy […]

Music Appreciation (Friday)

After a short Choral version of Goethe’s ‘Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage’ by Beethoven, we launched into our review of music by Mendelssohn with his Overture based on the same two poems.  This was followed by his first Piano Concerto in G Minor, a piece less familiar to the group.  Our morning continued with the […]

Music Appreciation (Friday) – September & October meetings

At our September meeting we listened to a varied selection of musical styles ranging from a chamber work by Anton Arensky, a pupil of Tchaikovsky, to a suite for violin and piano by Erich Korngold, written long before he moved to Hollywood and the colourful Warner Brothers historical extravagances.  On the way, we dipped into […]

Music Appreciation (Friday) – August meeting

At our August meeting we listened to music by Camille Saint-Sans.  Starting with his less familiar Cello Concerto we moved on to his first Violin Concerto and followed this by the ‘Carnival of the Animals’, which was written to amuse his students at the Societe National de Musique which he founded in 1871 to promote […]

Music Appreciation (Friday) – July meeting

Our June meeting was cancelled after several members were unable to attend.  However, we managed a ‘Full House’ on the last Friday in July when we listened to music inspired by the sea by Arnold Bax, Benjamin Britten, Claude Debussy and Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov.  Jaques Ibert provided his Symphonie Marine which was developed from what was […]

Music Appreciation (Friday) – June meeting

The sea was our inspiration for our June meeting.  Starting on the Cornwall Cliffs with Arnold Bax’s ‘Tintagel’, we moved on to the sea in all its moods with Benjamin Britten’s ‘Four Sea Interludes’.  Claude Debussy then provided his impressionist’s vision of the ocean with ‘La Mer’.  Our voyage continued by hearing the first incidental […]

Music Appreciation (Friday) – May meeting

The theme for our May meeting was ‘Something Borrowed’, with music from composers who based their compositions on works by other composers.  Starting with Britten’s ‘The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra’ based on a theme by Henry Purcell, we continued with Bach’s ‘Toccata and Fugue’ played on the organ coupled with a symphonic transcription […]

Music Appreciation (Friday) – April meeting

At our April meeting we celebrated Spring by listening to music from composers over five centuries.  Starting with Vivaldi, we went on to Robert Schumann with a movement from his Symphony No 1 (Spring Symphony), then to Tchaikovsky and Glazenov for the Spring Sections of their ‘Seasons’ pieces.  Finally we burst into the twentieth century […]