|Friday Sept. 24th, 1971||Friday Jan. 28th, 1972|
|Records presented by||Three 19th Century Pianist-Composers|
|Mrs. Kay (Clitheroe G.S.)||Arthur Mulligan|
|Friday Oct. 8th, 1971||Friday Feb. 4th, 1972|
|Flip side (See Note 1)||The Fires of London (See Note 3)|
|Stanley Burns||Michael Dennison|
|Friday Oct. 22nd, 1971||Friday Feb. 18th, 1972|
|To Talk of Many Things||CANCELLED (See Note 4)|
|Mr. J. Read (Blackburn G.S.)|
|Friday Nov. 5th, 1971||Friday Mar. 3rd, 1972|
|Music's Magic Carpet||CANCELLED (See Note 5)|
|Friday Nov. 19th, 1971||Friday Mar. 17th, 1972|
|It just isn't done (See Note 2)||Crtitics All (See Note 6)|
|Joe Jackson||The Committee|
|Friday Dec. 3rd, 1971||Friday Apr. 14th, 1972|
|Members' Choice||The War Requiem - 10 Years On|
|Presented by John Singleton||Bill Broughton|
|Friday Dec. 17th, 1971||Friday Apr. 28th, 1972|
|The World of Opera||Modern English Music (See Note 7)|
|Geoffrey Lovett||Brian Davis|
|Friday Jan. 7th, 1971||Friday May. 12th, 1972|
|Tranquility||An Evening at Leach House|
|Muriel Guest||by invitation of Tom & Marion Pilling|
|Friday May 19th, 1972||Annual General Meeting|
(1) This was the occasion of my joining the Gramophone Society. Stanley's programme consisted of items acquired by chance when the record had been bought for the sake of some other work. It began with Beethoven's "King Stephen" overture and ended with the funeral music from "Siegfried", but what came in between has faded from memory.
(2) I recall two items from this programme. One was the opening movement of Chausson's Piano Quartet, the other was a concerto grosso by John Avison.
(3) This was a very avant garde sort of programme (and not at all to Arthur Mulligan's liking!). It included the whole of "Vesalii Icones" by Peter Maxwell Davies.
(4) Should have been Dorothy Porter's "To Every Thing there is a Season" which was given in the following season.
(5) Should have been Eric Dawes's "Mid European Nationalist Composers" which was given in the following season.
(6) "Critics All" invited members of the audience to exercise their abilities as music critics and comment on the music and/or its performance. Featured works included the scherzo of Schubert's String Quintet in C as played by the Amadeus Quartet (augmented), an extract from a lean, brisk, modern version of Handel's "Messiah", Ravel's Piano Concerto for the Left Hand, and something by Stockhausen. ("Gesang der Junglinge", I think.).
(7) Brian Davis would be the first to agree that his use of the term "Modern English Music" is very far removed from Michael Dennison's! (Note 3) The first half of this programme comprised three symphonic movements: the opening movements of Vaughan Williams's 3rd and 6th respectively, and the finale of Walton's 1st. Neither Brian nor I can remember what came after the interval.
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