Music Appreciation (Friday)


Activity

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: themoths85@gmail.com


News

Music Appreciation (Fridays) – November

At our October Meeting we listened to a selection representing Joseph Haydn’s long and fruitful career as a composer. We Started our morning with his Symphony No 45 named the ‘Farewell’ as the final movement featured the musicians leaving the platform until the movement ended with only two violins. This was followed by the Cello […]

Music Appreciation (Friday) – October

Our September Meeting  featured a  selection of compositions that had failed at their first public performances.  We listened to an Overture by Leonard Bernstein followed by a Suite By Bizet, a movement from Brahms 1st  Piano Concerto and Mussorgsky’s A Night on the Bare Mountain. After coffee  we heard a movement from Rachmaninoff’s 1st Symphony, […]

Music Appreciation – September

After our August break we will be listening to ‘First Night Flops’, music that received less than a rapturous reception on the first time it was presented to an audience. We meet as usual at 19 Westfield Close at 10.00 a.m on Friday 28th September. Geoffrey Moth

Music Appreciation (Friday) – August

At our July meeting we listened to  selection of the music of Hector Berlioz. Three of his Concert Overtures, were followed by a movement from his Te Deum of 1849.Our morning session ended with a performance of  his Symphonie Fantastique, considered by many to be Music’s first great tone poem. Please note that we shall […]

Grieg

Music Appreciation (Friday) – July

At our June meeting we will be listening to  music by Edvard Grieg. The majority of his compositions were comparatively short (he said of himself that  his temperament was not suited for large scale works) and the first part of the programme will include the Holberg Suite, the first of his suites based on the incidental music […]

Music Appreciation – Friday

At our June meeting we will be listening to  music by Edvard Grieg. The majority of his compositions were comparatively short (he said of himself that  his temperament was not suited for large scale works) and the first part of the programme will include the Holberg Suite, the first of his suites based on the incidental music […]

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 […]