Sir Malcolm Sargent

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Sir Malcolm Sargent

Catalogue No:

BBCL42372

Series:

Conductors

Discs:

1

Release date:

28th April 2008

Barcode:

0684911423723

Length:

66 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
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Sir Malcolm Sargent


Sibelius:

Symphony No. 4 in A minor, Op. 63

Vaughan Williams:

Symphony No. 4 in F minor


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

I. Allegro

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

IV. Allegro

BBC Music Magazine

August 2008

****

“With clear, involving recordings these are enjoyable if not first-rank performances.”

Gramophone Magazine

October 2008

“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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