Thursday, February 26, 2009

I listened to:

"Sinfonietta" composed by Leos Janacek performed by The BBC Philharmonis Orchestra conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras and

"Glagolitic Mass" also composed by Leos Janacek this one performed by The BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales, The Bristol Choral Society with Susan Bullock (soprano), Ameral Gunson (mezzo soprano), Kim Begley (tenor), Matthew Best (bass) and Adrian Partington (organ) conducted by Richard Hickox.

This CD came along with The BBC Music Magazine The reason I picked this up is because the CD is also a tribute to the conductor Richard Hickox, who conducted the second work. He is the first "professional" conductor I remeber seeing conducting a live orchestra. The Orchestra was the Northern Sinfonia. I can't remember where exactly. It may have been Hartlepool Town Hall, but, if not somewhere local to Hartlepool, nor, what they played, but, for some reason I remember the conductor. He died late last year because of a heart attack aged 60.


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