Vaughan Williams - A Sea Symphony | Hyperion CDA68245

Vaughan Williams - A Sea Symphony

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Label: Hyperion

Cat No: CDA68245

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 28th September 2018

Contents

Artists

Elizabeth Llewellyn (soprano)
Marcus Farnsworth (baritone)
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Martyn Brabbins

Works

Vaughan Williams, Ralph

Darest thou now, O soul, for chorus and strings
Symphony no.1 'A Sea Symphony'

Artists

Elizabeth Llewellyn (soprano)
Marcus Farnsworth (baritone)
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Martyn Brabbins

About

One of the mightiest of first symphonies, Vaughan Williams’s setting of Walt Whitman creates a very special sense of occasion. The coupling is more Whitman: RVW’s later, virtually unknown ‘Darest thou now, O soul’ for chorus and strings.

Reviews

Martyn Brabbins follows up his outstandingly lucid account of Vaughan Williams’s A London Symphony in its first published edition of 1920 with this no less distinguished traversal of A Sea Symphony. ... Throughout, the BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra respond with thrilling accomplishment and unflagging enthusiasm, the Scherzo (precisely Allegro brillante as marked) especially exhilarating in its fiery thrust and giddy coordination. ... this is, quite simply, a release not be missed...  Andrew Achenbach
Gramophone October 2018

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