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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.
Potpourri– a miscellany of music brought by members
All at Sea – Representations of the sea through the ages 16th to 20th century.
One Work Composers There are a number of composers who are principally known for one piece. For some, it is deservedly the only piece that is known or regularly played by performers today, for others it unfairly casts a shadow over other equally good (if not perhaps more significant) works by them.
Group Choices A selection of music chosen by group members
Czech Music Czech composers, including Smetana, Dvorak, Janacek and Martinu.
Les Six a group of French composers – Auric, Durey, Honneger, Milhaud, Poulenc and Talleferre
High Quality Audio A demonstration of High Quality Audio
Through the Day music for the hours of the day, from midnight to midnight.
The colours of the rainbow in music Music with colours in the title.
Jul 18 Playlist Group Choices – A selection of music chosen by group members
No meeting in August
September 18 Mozart Così Fan Tutte Act 1 (in Italian)
October 17th Female Composers Women Composers of the 19th and 20th Centuries.
November 20th Paris with Delius, Haydn, Mozart, Ibert, Lutyens, Easton, Gershwin, Offenbach and Porter
16 Jan 19 A selection of female Alto Singers
20 Feb 19 Group member’s selection
20 Mar 19 Richard Strauss including An Alpine Symphony, Horn, Cello Concerto etc
17 Apr 19 Group Member’s selection
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.
Here are links to some local concert venues:
and if your tastes are less classical and more Jazz then See links to local live Jazz,
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