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Vaughan Williams: Hugh the Drover / Best, Bottone, Evans

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>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Hugh the Drover

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>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Hugh the Drover
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

'Enchanting, heartwarming' (Fanfare, USA)

'This sparkling recording makes it clear that 'Hugh the Drover' is a work that deserves to be staged professionally at regular intervals. In any other country it would have been. A magical account of a fascinating work, and not to be missed' (Ivor Gurney Society Journal)

'Yet another gem in Hyperion's bejewelled catalogue' (Soundscapes)

'For sheer tunefulness it is hard to resist... an impressive achievement... A set which deserves to win many new friends for this absudly little-known score' (The Independent)

'A superb interpreter... his lively, loving approach revealing an inherent toughness that lifts the score right out of the category of the rural picturesque' (Opera Now)



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>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Hugh the Drover
  • Performers: Lynton Atkinson (Tenor); Rebecca Evans (Soprano); Robert Poulton (Baritone); Alan Opie; Paul Thurn (Baritone); Julia Gooding (Soprano); Adrian Hulton; Wynford Evans (Tenor); Neil Jenkins (Tenor); Harry Nicoll (Tenor); Richard van Allan (Bass Baritone); Jenny Saunders (Soprano); Sarah Walker (Mezzo-soprano); Bonaventura Bottone (Voice); Alice Coote (Mezzo-soprano)
  • Conductor: Matthew Best
  • Ensemble: Corydon Orchestra
  • Notes: 01/27/1994-01/30/1994
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1910-1914