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Ralph Vaughan Williams: Piano Concertos

Album Summary

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The wasps
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Concerto for Piano in C major
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : English Folk Song Suite
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The Running Set, fantasia on jig-rhythms for orchestra
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Notes & Reviews:

The popular overture from Vaughan Williams's incidental music for Aristophanes's 'The Wasps' introduces a suite whose mischievously witty, noble and farcical movements underline the play's satire of the Athenian legal system. A similar vivacity characterizes his 'English Folksong Suite' and 'The Running Set', where Vaughan Williams relishes setting tunes such as 'Barrack Hill', 'Irish Reel', 'The Blackthorn Stick' and 'Cock o' the North'. Folksong-like melodies also feature in his magnificent Piano Concerto, in which the magisterial influence of Bach and Busoni may also be heard.

Gramophone Magazine
The Piano Concerto of Vaughan Williams has been seriously undervalued... a performance as fine as this one from Ashley Wass will simply have one marvelling at the originality of the piece and its distinctive slant on the idea of a piano concerto.

BBC Music Magazine
Ashley Wass's commanding way with the solo part is beautifully poised in the Romanza, while admirably resisting any temptation to smooth over the Toccata's hard edges. Both in the Concerto and in the more familiar territory elsewhere, James Judd secures orchestral accompaniments of brilliant colour and focus.

Classic FM Magazine
Wass delivers the solo part with impressive command. Outstanding recorded sound.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, England (01/27/2009-01/28/2009).



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Works Details

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The wasps
  • Conductor: James Judd
  • Notes: Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, England (01/27/2009-01/28/2009)
  • Running Time: 25 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1909

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Concerto for Piano in C major
  • Performer: Ashley Wass (Piano)
  • Conductor: James Judd
  • Notes: Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, England (01/27/2009-01/28/2009)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1926-1931

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : English Folk Song Suite
  • Conductor: James Judd
  • Notes: Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, England (01/27/2009-01/28/2009)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1923

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The Running Set, fantasia on jig-rhythms for orchestra
  • Conductor: James Judd
  • Notes: Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, England (01/27/2009-01/28/2009)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1933