Sunday, November 09, 2008

Concert evening

Trip to the King Edward Musical Society last night mostly to hear the Kodaly Psalmus Hungaricus - a work I haven't heard for too long! Don't think I've ever heard it live - unless the Chelsea Opera Group did it at Cambridge - but I still remember the Decca Eclipse LP with it on - don't think it was mine though? Wonderful, visceral work , again the early days of Hungary before the lights dimmed again in the 1930's. They also had the Neilsen Helios Overture - a rarity! - lacked a bit of tuning! - and some exquisite vocal works (grrrr the web site has removed the programme already!).
A good evening even if we had to run the firework gauntlet on the way home.

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