Programme Notes


Listed below is a list of connecting links to programme notes of various selections of classical music. To use the programme notes, please inform the author at <>

Chamber Music

Bach’s Sixth Suite for Unaccompanied Cello (arr. Viola)

Britten: Phantasy for oboe, violin, viola, and cello

Martinů: Viola Sonata

Mozart: Divertimento in F, K. 138


Monuments to Music: Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos

Forsyth: Viola Concerto

Addinsell: Warsaw Concerto

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor

From the Charm of the Court: Weber’s Concertino for Oboe and Winds

Symphonic works

From Revelries to Visions: Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique

Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony: Believing in the Dream of Brotherhood

The Search for Inevitability: Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony

Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks

The Call of the Sea: The ‘Hebrides’ Overture by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

Symphony No. 39 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Championing a Lasting Youth of Melody: Overtures by Rossini

Enter the Bullfighter: Overture to Carmen

Where Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow: Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet

As Fate Would Have It: Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony

Victory, Freedom, and Love: Verdi’s Triumphal March from Aïda

Wake Up and Listen: A Little History of Musical Surprise
Exploring the context of Franz Joseph Haydn’s “Surprise” Symphony and Jacques Offenbach’s Overture to Orpheus in the Underworld

Other works

Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante in E flat major for Violin, Viola and Orchestra

Of Dreams, Romance, and Fevered Visions – Chopin: Nocturnes 1, 8, and 9




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