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The Best of Vaughan Williams

> 49th Parallel Suite - 49th Parallel: I. Prelude
> Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis - Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
> Linden Lea - Linden Lea
> Symphony No. 2, "A London Symphony" - Symphony No. 2, "A London Symphony": I. Lento - Allegro risoluto (excerpt)
> The Wasps, Aristophanic Suite - The Wasps: Overture
> The House of Life - The House of Life: No. 2. Silent Noon
> 5 Variants of Dives and Lazarus - 5 Variants of Dives and Lazarus (excerpt)
> Symphony No. 1, "A Sea Symphony" - Symphony No. 1, "A Sea Symphony": II. On the Beach at Night, alone
> Fantasia on Greensleeves (arr. R. Greaves) - Fantasia on Greensleeves
> The Lark Ascending - The Lark Ascending

Album Summary

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Forty-Ninth Parallel
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Linden Lea
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : A London Symphony (Symphony no 2) (Original 1913 version)
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The wasps
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : House of life
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Variants (5) of 'Dives and Lazarus'
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Symphony no 1 "A sea symphony"
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on Greensleeves
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The lark ascending
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

One of the leading English composers of his generation, Vaughan Williams went some way towards creating a specifically English musical idiom, influenced by his interest in folk-song yet underpinned by a personal vision and language. This is nowhere better expressed than in his superb cycle of Nine Symphonies. The 'London Symphony' features a rich medley of thematic material that suggests the varied life of the capital city. 'The Lark Ascending', which concludes this disc, is one of Vaughan Williams' most enduringly popular compositions.



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Works Details

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Forty-Ninth Parallel :: Prelude
  • Conductor: Andrew Penny
  • Ensemble: Dublin RTE Concert Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1940-1941

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
  • Conductor: James Judd
  • Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 15 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1910

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Linden Lea
  • Performers: Iain Burnside (Piano); Roderick Williams (Bass Baritone)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1901.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1901

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : A London Symphony (Symphony no 2) (Original 1913 version) :: 1. Lento - Allegro risoluto
  • Conductor: Kees Bakels
  • Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 8 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1911-1913

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The wasps :: Overture
  • Conductor: Kees Bakels
  • Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 9 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1909

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : House of life
  • Performers: Anthony Rolfe Johnson; Graham Johnson (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1903.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1903

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Variants (5) of 'Dives and Lazarus'
  • Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones
  • Ensemble: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1939

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Symphony no 1 "A sea symphony" :: 2. On the Beach at Nigh
  • Performer: Christopher Maltman (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Paul Daniel
  • Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Chorus
  • Running Time: 10 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1903-1909

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on Greensleeves
  • Conductor: James Judd
  • Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1934

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The lark ascending
  • Performer: David Greed (Violin)
  • Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones
  • Ensemble: English Northern Philharmonia
  • Running Time: 15 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1914