Concert Saturday 19th May 2012 at 7:45pm

Johannes Brahms

Johannes Brahms

Programme May 2012Rossini Overture ‘William Tell’ Speaker symbol

Walton Two pieces from ‘Henry V’  Speaker symbol

Strauss Horn Concerto No. 2  Speaker symbol
    Soloist Richard Watkins

Massenet Méditation from Thaïs Speaker symbol
    Soloist Bernard Brook

Brahms Symphony No. 4  Speaker symbol

Rossini’s overture is very well known, not least for its galloping finale which became the ‘Lone Ranger’ theme music. Music for strings from Walton’s ‘Henry V’ film music calms things down. Strauss’s love for the horn shines though all his orchestral works, and particularly in this late concerto which needs a real virtuoso soloist. We conclude our season with this wonderful symphony, which has been a mainstay of the orchestral repertoire ever since it was written.

Rossini: Overture ‘William Tell’
Introduction

Overture

Walton: Two pieces from ‘Henry V’
Introduction

Henry V Suite 2 - Passacaglia: The Death of Falstaff

Henry V Suite 4 - Touch her soft lips and part

Richard Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 2
Introduction

Allegro

Andante con moto

Rondo (Allegro molto)

Massenet: Méditation from Thaïs
Introduction

Méditation

Bernard Brook tribute

Brahms: Symphony No. 4
Introduction

Allegro Non Troppo

Andante Moderato

Allegro Giocoso - Poco Meno Presto

Allegro Energico e Passionato - Più Allegro