Desert Island Discs

During lock-down the NTO has been running a weekly desert island discs scheme on the orchestra mailer. Players and friends of the orchestra have been submitting pieces which have a particular significance for them, or which they simply love and want to share with others. 

We're aiming for 50 desert island discs to mark our 50th year

1. 26th June - Chaconne for piano, op 32, FS 79, Carl Nielsen

2.3rd July - Misa Criolla -Ariel Ramirez

3. 10th July - Serenade for Stings, Tchaikovsky

4. 17th July - Barber's Violin Concerto

5. 24th July - St Matthew's Passion, Bach

6. 31st July - Symphony in D major, Op.24, Jan Václav Hugo Voříšek

7. 7th August - Eroica Symphony, Beethoven

8. 14th August - Concerto for Double String Orchestra, Michael Tippett

9. 21st August - Schuberts 1st symphony, 4th Movement

10. 28th August - Summer, four seasons, Vivaldi

11. 4th September - In the South "Alassio" Op.50, Elgar

12. 11th September - "Black is the colour" and other songs, Berio

13. 18th September - High Germany, trad folk song

14. 25th September - Rose Adagio, Tchaikovsky

15. 2nd October - Sinfonietta, Janáček

16. 9th October - Violin Concerto in D minor Op 47, Sibelius

17. 16th October - Quintet in G minor, K516, Mozart

18. 23rd October - Central Park in the Dark - Charles Ives

19. 30th October - Pavane pour une infante défunte, Ravel

20. 6th November - Last Spring, Grieg

21. 13th November - Tannhauser Overture - Wagner

22. 20th November - Eroica - Beethoven

23. 27th November - Quintet in G Minor, K 516 Mozart (Yes a repeat - but the player in question didn't want to change it)

24. 4th December - Quartet Nr 3 Eb major, opus 14., Nielsen

25. 11th December - Recomposed 4 seasons - Max Richter

26. 18th December - Capercaillie tracks

27. 24th December - Sleigh Ride, Leroy Anderson

28. 31 December - Auld Lang Syne

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Do you play the Viola, Percussion, or Trumpet? NTO is looking for good (Grade 8 standard) players.

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