The next meeting of the Salisbury Recorded Music Society will be held on Monday 26th November 2018 at 7.30pm in our usual venue, when we will be very pleased to welcome Dr Roger Allen, Fellow and Tutor in Music at Oxford University who will talk on the work of Wilhelm Furtwängler.
In May 2018 Dr Allen published his book on Wilhelm Furtwängler (1886-1954) who has entered the historical memory as a renowned interpreter of the canon of Austro-German musical masterworks and was for many years principal conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic. Furtwangler also left a substantial legacy of recordings which even today are regarded by many as unique and inspirational.
I hope you will be able to come on Monday, the last before our Christmas break, will be well supported.
The new season kicks off on Monday 17th at 7:30 as usual and at the usual place. You can access the programme here:
Hope to see you!
The new seasons programme has now been agreed and contains an exciting mix of composers and presentations. Starting on Monday 17th of September with Anthony Powell’s intriguingly entitled: One composer’s journey into silence and then to resignation.
The programme includes presentations on Debussy, Ravel and Elgar among others. There is also an evening on the music of Valentin Alkan – a ‘neglected genius’ as the presenter will say. We heard something of him last season so hearing more will be interesting. There are many such composers who were immensely popular in their day but are almost unheard of now.
We will be posting details nearer the time so keep an eye on this site to see what’s happening.
If you are not a member details are on a tab at the top of the site and remember parking is easy and free.
Entry is £3 for visitors.
The full programme can be downloaded from the link below and may we ask members to print off a copy and possibly give it to someone who might be interested. We are printing the leaflets so they should be available next week in Oxfam and the TIC (if it hasn’t disappeared that is).
Programme 2018/19 (pdf)
Most people have pdf now but if not, you can get a free download here
New style for our final meeting
The final meeting of the current season of Salisbury Recorded Music Society will be held, tonight, Monday 4th June 2018 at 7.30pm in the usual venue. The evening will be in the form of a concert, for which Paul Goldman has assembled three historic recordings:
– Bellini: “Norma” Sinfonia/Overture. Vittorio Gui conducting the Orchestra EIAR, Turin, 1937
– Elgar: Cello Concerto. Beatrice Harrison with Elgar conducting The New Symphony Orchestra, London, 1928
– Beethoven: Symphony No 7. Bruno Walter conducting the Columbia Symphony Orchestra, New York, 1969
We hope to see you on Monday and that you will enjoy this rather different style of evening to conclude our 2017-18 season.
Tonight’s presentation will be on the music of the great Russian Composer, Shostakovich. 7:30 as usual.
The next meeting of Salisbury Recorded Music Society will be held tonight, Monday 5th March 2018 at 7.30pm in the usual venue when Jon Hampton will present: “Earth, Air, Fire and Water – An exploration of how the elements have inspired composers from Haydn to Mahler and beyond.”
Hope to see you there. Free parking and £3 to non-members
The second half of the season starts tonight, Monday 5 February and we are delighted to welcome Simon Coombs from the Vaughan Williams Society who is going to discuss and play music by this great English composer. Starts at 7:30 as usual and is only £3 to non-members. Parking is easy and free and details of how to find us are on the ‘Find us’ tab at the top of the site.
We look forward to welcoming existing members back also any new visitors.