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About the group
The Music for Pleasure group has as its principle the enjoyment of familiar music or music that members may not know.
At each meeting, a member can volunteer to present a programme of music that they enjoy – classical, jazz, light music, or any other genre, with comment from the presenter and discussion of the music chosen. There is no obligation to do this, you can just listen and enjoy.
Some subjects of meetings earlier this year are listed below. Click on the name to see more details of the music played:
“Folk Music Influences on Classical Composers”
The Mighty Fistful (about the Russian composers Borodin, Balakirev, Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and Cui)
“A Personal Walk through the Decades of the Twentieth Century “
“Chamber Music from Four Centuries”
“B Strings” (music for string instruments by composers with names start with “B”)
“The life and works of Gerald Finzi”
“Birdsong in Music”.
Eclectic_As (an eclectic collection of music by composers whose names begin with “A”, from Abe to Arnold)
Music Of conflict from Beethoven to Britten
American Music from Ives to Gershwin and beyond.
Water, Water Everywhere From the source to the sea
Spring– music about spring
Shostakovich – his orchestral, light and chamber music.
The next meeting will be on Wednesday, August 16th at 2:30 pm. It will be about “One Work Composers” Some composers are famous for one work above all others. In some cases this is justified but not always I plan to play “the other work” then the well known one. It will be interesting to see whether anyone can guess the composers.
In the future we plan to arrange visits to concerts etc., and inviting guest speakers or performances.
To join the group, please contact the co-ordinator by phone or email.
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