Vaughan Williams - Fair Child of Beauty

The Europadisc Review

Vaughan Williams - Fair Child of Beauty

Alan Tongue, John Hopkins (speaker), Philip Smith (baritone), Joyful Company of Singers, B...

£9.95

Even by their enterprising standards, the latest release from Albion Records – the recording label of the Ralph Vaughan Williams Society  – is an exceptionally interesting one. It couples the 1957 cantata Epithalamion (a setting of texts by Edmund Spenser) with Vaughan Williams’s original 1938 masque version of the same material, entitled The Bridal Day. The young poet Ursula Wood (who would later become Vaughan Williams’s second wife) had originally approached the composer in spring 1938 with a different project, but their focus soon shifted to Spenser’s Epi... read more

Even by their enterprising standards, the latest release from Albion Records – the recording label of the Ralph Vaughan Williams Society  – is an exceptionally inter... read more

  • Vaughan Williams
  • February New Releases
  • DG and Decca DVD and Blu-ray Sale
  • Lyrita
  • BBC Music Magazine Awards 2016

Gramophone Disc of the Month

Record Review Selection