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Mon 04 Dec, 2017:
Vaughan Williams: Sinfonia antartica; Concerto for two pianos and orchestra; Four Last Songs

The Chandos survey of Vaughan Williams’ symphonies begun in the late 1990s by the late Richard Hickox reaches its conclusion with a fine account of...

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Mon 13 Nov, 2017:
James McCarthy: Codebreaker; Will Todd: Ode to a Nightingale

Codebreaker is an exceptional achievement on numerous counts. The very opening vies in its visceral impact with the opening of Vaughan Williams’s A...

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Mon 15 May, 2017:
Vaughan Williams: A Pastoral Symphony (Symphony No 3); Symphony No 4 in F minor

This second volume in Andrew Manze's Vaughan Williams symphony cycle for Onyx Classics (Volume 1 was reviewed on 19 May 2016) couples polished...

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Wed 15 Mar, 2017:
Holbrooke: Concerto for violin and orchestra, Op 59 (The Grasshopper); Auld Lang Syne – Variations for full orchestra, Op 60; The Raven – Poem No 1 for orchestra, Op 25

Josef Holbrooke’s music hasn’t fared as well on disc, and less so in the concert hall, than that of his contemporaries, among them Vaughan...

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Tue 14 Feb, 2017:
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No 5; Tallis Fantasia; The Running Set (all arranged for two pianos)

How well do the long lines of the contemplative Fifth Symphony and the ecstatic string-orchestra Tallis Fantasia stand up to two-piano arrangement,...

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Thu 19 May, 2016:
Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony; Symphony No 8 in D minor

On this well-filled disc containing two Vaughan Williams symphonies Andrew Manze directs the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic with loads of sympathy for...

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Fri 22 Jan, 2016:
Vasks: Klātbūtne – Presence (Cello Concerto No 2); Musique du Soir; Grāmata čellam – The Book

In a brief interview in the booklet note, Pēteris Vasks describes the cello as feeling “like my own inner voice”. You can almost hear that...

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Thu 10 Sep, 2015:
Venables: The Song of the Severn, Op 43; The Pine Boughs Past Music, Op 39; Nine Songs

Cut from a musical cloth whose threads weave and wind their way back to the era of Finzi, Vaughan Williams and Butterworth, Ian Venables has also...

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Mon 27 Jul, 2015:
Atterberg: Symphonies – No 1 in B minor, Op 3; No 5 in D minor, Op 42 (Sinfonia funebre)

How listeners respond to this disc will be determined partly by their knowledge or ignorance of musical history, and by their attitude to musical...

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Wed 15 Jul, 2015:
Vaughan Williams: A Pastoral Symphony; Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis; Five Variants of 'Dives and Lazarus'; The Wasps (Overture)

Vaughan Williams's A Pastoral Symphony (1922) post-dates his seminal Tallis Fantasia (probably the single most important British work of its time) by...

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Wed 24 Jun, 2015:
Vaughan Williams: Oboe Concerto in A minor; MacMillan: Oboe Concerto; One for chamber orchestra Britten: 'A Time there was …' – Suite on English Folksongs, Op 90

Vaughan Williams’s ripely pastoral Oboe Concerto finds Nicholas Daniel returning to his beginning with the work that saw him anointed BBC Young...

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