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Vaughan Williams: Symphonies no 6 & 8, Nocturne / Hickox

Album Summary

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Symphony no 6 in E minor
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Nocturne (Whispers of Heavenly Death), for baritone & orchestra
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Symphony no 8 in D minor
Performer Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"These two symphonies make a complementary pair, the Sixth a dark work with thoughts of war and its aftermath, the Eighth a radiant celebration of light. Finally, there's a real treat: the first recording of a recently rediscovered Nocturne, an intensely moving setting of Walt Whitman's 'Whispers of Heavely Death' composed in 1908. It's evocatively sung here by Roderick Williams." ***** - Matthew Rye, BBC

BBC Music Magazine
The ending is quietly riveting - not just because it's so beautifully played, but because of the feeling it conveys that this extraordinary musical journey is coming to an end.



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Works Details

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Symphony no 6 in E minor
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: All Saints Church, Tooting, London, England (01/21/2003-01/22/2003)
  • Running Time: 34 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1944-1947

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Nocturne (Whispers of Heavenly Death), for baritone & orchestra
  • Performer: Robert Williams (Bassoon)
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: All Saints Church, Tooting, London, England (01/21/2003-01/22/2003)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1908

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Symphony no 8 in D minor
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: All Saints Church, Tooting, London, England (01/21/2003-01/22/2003)
  • Running Time: 28 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1953-1956