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 lost to most Concert programmes since the early 1920s. This was followed by Mendelssohn’s 2nd Violin concerto.  . The principal item in the Concert was probably the first performance of Gustav Holst’s Planet Suite conducted by Mr Adrian Boult. After reviewing each movement the critic concluded that ” the vastly clever but undeniably provocative work might prove immensely popular”.The concert and our morning ended with Maurice Ravel’s Rhapsody Espagnole.

Our Next Meeting will be on Friday 31st May as usual at 19 Westfield Close.

Geoffrey Moth tel 01858 432275        e-mail: gmoth565@gmail.com