Stourbridge

Musical Appreciation

The group meets on the first Wednesday of the month between 2.00 and 4.00 pm, at the home of the organiser, Dominic Faux. He can be contacted by e-mail

Members take it in turn to choose the music for the group to hear; we like to approach each meeting with a theme. We can also discuss approaches to the music chosen include background research, and analysis and evaluation of different interpretations.

Formats include CDs, LPs, MP3/MP4 files and Youtube links.

January's meeting was on the 15th at my house. The theme was any composer whose name begins with "R". There was plenty of room for great music there, with well known names including Ravel, Rimsky-Korsakov and Rachmaninoff, and more obscure could include Respighi, Rameau and Rautavaara.

The choice included Rachmaninoff (2nd Piano Concerto), Ravel's Bolero and String Quartet, Respighi's Fountains of Rome and Ancient Airs and Dances, Rimsky-Korsakov's Sheherezade, Rossini's String Sonata No. 12 (written when he was 12!), Rutter's Nativity Carol and Rautavaara's Cantus Arcticus (1st Movement - the Bog).

There will be no February meeting as I shall be away, but March's meeting will be on Wednesday 4th and is on the theme of Animals.

April's meeting is on the 1st and is on the theme of Eastern Europe (excluding Germany and Russia).

More Group Pages
Art Group Astronomy Bobbin Lace Book Group
Book Group2 Bridge Bus Safari Canals
Conversation française avancée Craft Family History French - Intermediate
French Advanced French for Beginners French for Improvers Gardening - flowers
Geography Golf History Italian for improvers
Jazz Appreciation Kitchen Garden Knitting and Crochet Language and Literature
Latin Latin from the Start Lifestyle Local History
Mah Jong Memory Musical Appreciation Photography & digital imaging
Play Reading Quiz Group Recorders - Experienced Recorders - Intermediate
Relaxation and motivation Researching and Recording Family History Scrabble Tap Dancing
The Walking Group Ukulele & Singing Walking cricket What's Happening in the World Today?
Wildlife
More Group Pages
Art Group Astronomy
Bobbin Lace Book Group
Book Group2 Bridge
Bus Safari Canals
Conversation française avancée Craft
Family History French - Intermediate
French Advanced French for Beginners
French for Improvers Gardening - flowers
Geography Golf
History Italian for improvers
Jazz Appreciation Kitchen Garden
Knitting and Crochet Language and Literature
Latin Latin from the Start
Lifestyle Local History
Mah Jong Memory
Musical Appreciation Photography & digital imaging
Play Reading Quiz Group
Recorders - Experienced Recorders - Intermediate
Relaxation and motivation Researching and Recording Family History
Scrabble Tap Dancing
The Walking Group Ukulele & Singing
Walking cricket What's Happening in the World Today?
Wildlife