Kings Norton & District

Music Appreciation

Group Leader: Paul Smith

To further our understanding of a musical work by putting it into context with the composer`s life and development, (and compare with work of contemporaries) –and its relevance historically . To bring to members a wider selection of music and composers than they usually enjoy listening to – and to explore a more adventurous repertoire .

Meets 1st and 3rd Monday afternoons of the month.

Elgar -Enigma Variations.
Mozart - The Magic Flute .
Morning and Sunrises - Various composers .
Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique .
Ravel - Pictures at an Exhibition .
Zoltan Kodaly - Hary Janos Suite + Dances of Galanta .
Vivaldi - The Four Seasons .
Richard Strauss- Don Quixote / Til Eulenspiegel.
Bizet- Symphony in C. Prokofiev - Classical Symphony .

Part 1 of Handel`s Messiah + Surprise Item .
Prokovief- Romeo and Juliet.
Berlioz- Harold in Italy / Corsair .
Stravinsky - Petrouchka / Rite of Spring .
Britten - Serenade for Tenor , Horn and Strings ./ V-Williams - Serenade to Music .
Shostakovich- Symphony 5.
Malcolm Arnold- Symphony 5 and Concerto for Three Hands on one piano .
Khatchaturian Violin Concerto - Saint-Saens : Intro + Rondo Cappriccioso.
Dodo and Aeneas - Purcell
William Walton - Facade Suites and Portsmouth Point Overture .
Elgar: Falstaff and Sea Pictures .
Nielsen Symphonies 4 and 5.
Bruckner Symphony No 7
Ravel Piano Concertos.
Hindemith- Mathis Der Maler /Metamorphoses .
Shostakovich - Jazz Suites / The Bolt .
Dies Irae - Mozart , Verdi , Britten .
Love for three oranges + Lieutenant Kije / Prokovofiev.
Boieldieu- Harp concerto.

Violin Concerto - Sibelius + Campoli - Kreisler pieces .
Mahler Symphony No 1 ..
Mozart - Piano Concertos 20 and 21 .
Schubert- Quartetsatz and String Quintet
Respighi- The Pines of Rome / Fountains of Rome
Eric Coates - The Three Elizabeths , The Three Bears etc .
Rachmaninov - Symphony No 2 in E minor
Berlioz overtures
Orff- Carmina Burana/ and Adagio for Strings - Samuel Barber .
Richard Strauss - Death and Transfiguration / Till Eulenspiegel
Mackeras - Ballet " Pineapple Poll " .
Dvorak - Symphony No. 7 in D minor
Frank Martin-Petite Symphonie - Concerto for 7 Wind Instruments
Mendelssohn - Incidental music to " A Midsummer Night`s Dream "

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Climate Control Creative Craft Creative Writing Dancing - Barn,Country
Exploring World Faiths Family History Flower arranging French Conversation
Garden Visits German Conversation History History of Philosophy
Keyboard Playing Knitting and Crochet Local history Lunch Outings
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Photography Play Reading Quizzical Real Ale
Sewing and Textiles Spanish Conversation Table tennis Theatre and Cinema Group
Travel Walking - Over 5m Walking - Under 5m Woodworking
More Group Pages
Architecture Art History and Appreciation
Bird Watching Book Club(Friday)
Book Club(Monday) Bridge for Improving Players
Chess Circle Dancing
Climate Control Creative Craft
Creative Writing Dancing - Barn,Country
Exploring World Faiths Family History
Flower arranging French Conversation
Garden Visits German Conversation
History History of Philosophy
Keyboard Playing Knitting and Crochet
Local history Lunch Outings
Mobile Phonery Museum Visits
Music Appreciation Painting and Drawing
Photography Play Reading
Quizzical Real Ale
Sewing and Textiles Spanish Conversation
Table tennis Theatre and Cinema Group
Travel Walking - Over 5m
Walking - Under 5m Woodworking