Recorded: Royal Albert Hall, London, 16 August 1963 (Vaughan Williams), Royal Albert Hall, London, 9 September 1965 (Sibelius)
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Ralph Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 4 in F minor
II. Andante moderato
III. Scherzo: Allegro molto
IV. Finale con epilogo fugato: Allegro molto
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 4 in A minor, Op. 63
I. Tempo molto moderato, quasi adagio
II. Allegro molto vivace
III. Il tempo largo
“With clear, involving recordings these are enjoyable if not first-rank performances.”
“The nickname "Flash Harry" may have stuck but there's absolutely nothing showy about Sargent's 1963 Proms account of Vaughan Williams's bracing Fourth Symphony. Indeed, it's the discriminating musicality of Sir Malcolm's impressively clear-sighted conception that impresses most. Sargent was a devoted Sibelian... and his cannily paced, shrewdly observant reading of the Fourth displays a big-hearted honesty that outweighs any minor imperfections or audience distractions along the journey.”
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