Vaughan Williams - A London Symphony & other works | Hyperion CDA68190

Vaughan Williams - A London Symphony & other works

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Label: Hyperion

Cat No: CDA68190

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 27th October 2017

Contents

Artists

Elizabeth Watts (soprano)
Mary Bevan (soprano)
Kitty Whately (mezzo-soprano)
Royal College of Music Brass Band
BBC Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Martyn Brabbins

Works

Vaughan Williams, Ralph

Orpheus with his lute
Sound sleep
Symphony no.2 'A London Symphony'
Variations for Brass band

Artists

Elizabeth Watts (soprano)
Mary Bevan (soprano)
Kitty Whately (mezzo-soprano)
Royal College of Music Brass Band
BBC Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Martyn Brabbins

About

Vaughan Williamsís London Symphony (the composerís favourite of the nine) makes a rare appearance in its 1920 first publication. Three lesser-known works complete a highly desirable programme, while Martyn Brabbins and the BBC Symphony Orchestra understand how this music should be played like few others. This is mandatory listening.

Reviews

Not only does Brabbins encourage the members of the BBC SO to give of their considerable best, the resulting performance strikes me as an altogether more trenchant and discerning affair than Martin Yatesís characteristically breezy outing with the RSNO (Dutton, 10/15). ... Above all, Brabbins exhibits a very real love for this remarkable score, whose wealth of memorable invention, generosity of spirit and kaleidoscopic range of mood combine to make the composerís initial printed thoughts such a feast for both head and heart.  Andrew Achenbach
Gramophone November 2017
Gramophone Editor's Choice

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