Music Appreciation 2


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 (2) – January 2020

Having had no meeting in December we are looking forward to our next on January 31st. It is my intention that we will devote the whole programme to Tchaikovsky. The principal item will be the composer’s 4th Symphony,and this will be supported by a selection of his lesser known works. We will meet as usual at 19 […]

Music Appreciation 2  – December

  Our November programme revolved around the piano. Starting with the solo piano we listened to Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No 2 played by Simon Trpceski and followed this with a piano duet  of Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite .We then moved on to piano concertos played by one two and three hands, namely Ravel’s Concerto for the […]

Music Appreciation 2 – November

At our October meeting  we listened to a selection of music from three centuries. Starting with Mozart’s Piano Concerto No  20 with its dramatic and pensive first movements. It is suggested that that Brahms used this formula for his 1st Piano Concerto which  he completed when he was 26 after encouragement from Robert Schumann and […]

Music Appreciation (Friday) – October

Our September meeting opened with Leonard Bernstein’s overture to Candide This was followed by Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music, composed to celebrate Sir Henry Woods first fifty years as the organiser of the London Promenade Concerts. We then listened to  a Violin Concerto by  Alexander Glazanov, one of the lesser know Russian Composers. This was […]

Music Appreciation (Friday) – September

At our August meeting our theme was ‘London’. We listened to Edward Elgar’s concert overture ‘Cockaigne’. This was followed by one the many Symphonies Joseph Haydn wrote during his visits to London – Number 104 and  titled by by him ‘London’. Our morning ended with a recording of Vaughan Williams’ second Symphony  recorded at the […]


Music Appreciation (Friday) – August

At our July meeting we listened to a thrilling performance of Brahms’ 1st Piano Concerto by Clifford Curzon and the LSO, postponed from our June meeting. This was preceded by 3 Intermezzi  for solo piano written by Brahms in his later years and Debussy’s Nocturnes which  reflected the current heat wave. Our August Meeting will […]

Music Appreciation (Friday) – July

  At our June meeting we will be listening to a selection of recordings made by by the pianist Clifford Curzon. Starting with Brahms Piano Concerto No 1, we will move on to Robert Schuman’s Piano Quintet and our morning will end with two ‘lolly pops’ namely Cesar Franck’s Symphonic Variation for piano and orchestra  and the […]

Music Appreciation ( Friday) – June

At our May Meeting we will be listening to Anton Dvorak’s Symphony No 7 and movements from Clara Schumann’s Piano Trio in G  Minor. These pieces will be followed by the Violin Concerto No 2 from a less familiar composer , Jeno Hubay and the morning will end with Serge Rachmaninoff”s last composition, namely his […]

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 […]