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Vaughan Williams: String Quartet no 2, etc / Nash Ensemble

Album Summary

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The Lake in the Mountains, for piano (from the film score "The 49th Parallel")
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Studies (6) in English Folksong
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Phantasy Quintet for Strings
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Sonata for Violin and Piano in A minor
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Quartet for Strings no 2 in A minor ("For Jean on Her Birthday")
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Notes & Reviews:

Vaughan Williams' searching Second Quartet of 1942-44 is a key work in his output, straddling the very different worlds of the Fifth and Sixth symphonies. Whereas the Gramophone Award-winning Maggini Quartet brought an intrepid range of expression and bracing rigour to this work, the Nash adopt a rather warmer, more yieldingly intimate approach... Sound, balance and presentation are excellent; this disc will surely give much pleasure." -Gramophone

'An intriguing treasure trove' (The Strad)

'Superb performances' (Classic FM Magazine)

'Pliant and sympathetic performances of deeply rewarding repertoire. This disc will surely give much pleasure' (Gramophone)

'First-rate, insufficiently appreciated music in excellent renderings, and good sound. Well worth your attention' (Fanfare, USA)

'Hyperion's engineering is excellent throughout, and the Nash Ensemble, who play with great sensitivity and exhibit a meticulous concern for focus, draw each distinct element into the most entertaining of music, and delightfully project an illustrious style in composition that you will want to hear time and time again' (HiFi+)



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>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The Lake in the Mountains, for piano (from the film score "The 49th Parallel")
  • Performer: Ian Brown (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England (07/02/2001-07/04/2001)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1947

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Studies (6) in English Folksong
  • Ensemble: Nash Ensemble
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England (07/02/2001-07/04/2001)
  • Running Time: 8 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1926

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Phantasy Quintet for Strings
  • Ensemble: Nash Ensemble
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England (07/02/2001-07/04/2001)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1912

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Sonata for Violin and Piano in A minor
  • Ensemble: Nash Ensemble
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England (07/02/2001-07/04/2001)
  • Running Time: 26 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1954

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Quartet for Strings no 2 in A minor ("For Jean on Her Birthday")
  • Ensemble: Nash Ensemble
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England (07/02/2001-07/04/2001)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1942-1944