June Honorees

[Before bidding Spring goodbye, I’m happy to share with you a selection of classical works that Lolita and I presented to our Senior Citizens class six years ago to the day. Alas, some of our regulars have since passed away and so this is in a way our homage to them.]

Spring Music Appreciation Classes
Presented by Azim & Lolita Mayadas
June 14, 2011: 3:00 – 4:00 pm
SESCIL, Englewood, NJ

June Honorees – Classical Composers

June 2, 1857 (“Bitter Sweet Memories”)
Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85: Third Movement
Jacqueline du Pre cello
Daniel Barenboim conductor


Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)


June 11, 1864 (“A World of Dreams”)
Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier: Act III (Ist ein Traum)
Lisa Della Casa soprano, Anneliese Rothenberger soprano
Rudof Neuhaus conductor
Staatskapelle Dresden


Richard Strauss (1864-1949)          

June 11, 1864 (“Nights in Vienna”)
Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier:
Waltz Sequence No.2 on YouTube

June 15, 1843 (“Tranquility”)
Edvard Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite No. 1: Prelude (Morning)
Filharmonia Narodowa on YouTube

June 15, 1843 (“A Romantic Concerto”)
Edvard Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16
I:       Allegro molto moderato
II:     Adagio
III:    Allegro moderato molto e marcato                                                      

Andre Previn conductor with
London Symphony Orchestra
and Arthur Rubinstein piano on YouTube

Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)

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