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 (Friday) – May

  Our April session was based on a Concert given by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at  the Queens Hall, London in  February 1919 and reviewed in the Daily Telegraph on the 1st March of that year. Our programme started with a Festival Overture  by Arnold Bax, one of his many competitions written before WW1 and […]

Music Appreciation (Friday) – April

Our March Meeting was devoted to Chamber Music.We opened the programme with Anton Arensky’s Piano Trio in D Minor. Arensky was a pupil of both Rimsky-Korsakov and Tchaikovsky and the piece reflects the influence of both composers. The piano Trio in A Minor by the latter was represented by the first movement . We then […]

Music Appreciation (Friday) – March

  At our February Meeting we listened to a selection of Music By Richard Strauss. Opening the programme with one of his earliest compositions, the Tone Poem Don Juan, we continued with one of his last works, namely the ‘Four Last Songs’. The second half of the morning featured a selection of Waltzes from his […]

Music Appreciation (Friday) – January 2019

After our Christmas break we will be easing into the New Year with ‘Variations on Themes’ -a programme of items based on  previously written compositions. We meet, as usual, on the last Friday in the month at 19 Westfield Close Geoffrey Moth tel: 01858 432275   e-mail gmoth565@gmail.com.

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 […]