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Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 1 'A Sea Symphony'

Katherine Broderick (soprano), Roderick Williams (baritone)

Hallé, Hallé Choir, Hallé Youth Choir, Schola Cantorum of Oxford, Ad Solem, Sir Mark Elder

Mark Elder's Vaughan Williams cycle with The Halle is turning out to be the finest since the two by Adrian Boult - and the opening bars of this live recording of A Sea Symphony show why. The... More…

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Vaughan Williams: Sinfonia Antartica, Four Last Songs & Concerto for Two Pianos & Orchestra

Mari Eriksmoen (soprano), Louis Lortie, Hélène Mercier (pianos), Roderick Williams (baritone)

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis

Either [Lortie] or Hélène Mercier could probably polish off the original [Concerto] by themselves, but their partnership develops its intensity without strain, particularly attractive in rich... More…

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 Offer Vaughan Williams: Symphonies Vol. 1

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Manze

This is expressive and atmospheric playing, rarely heard since Boult. More…

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Vaughan Williams & James Macmillan: Oboe Concertos

Nicholas Daniel (oboe & conductor), Nicholas Daniel (oboe), Nicholas Daniel (cor anglais)

Britten Sinfonia, James MacMillan

[Daniel] tends to let the tempo slacken when the harmonic pulse slows down [on the Vaughan Williams]...it's hard to complain when that leaves more space for his consistently golden tone...MacMillan... More…

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Elder builds his climaxes carefully, and judges their relative effect with a sculptural objectivity that enhances rather than lessens the total impression…What moved me most, though, was the... More…

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And the Bridge is Love

English Music for Strings

Julian Lloyd Webber (cello)

English Chamber Orchestra

as a conductor, he evidently has the ability to make a difference to collective performance-level (the English Chamber Orchestra plays characteristically and vividly at every point) while not... More…

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Music of the Spheres

Part Songs of the British Isles

Tenebrae, Nigel Short

A spooky, flickering account of Elgar’s Owls underlines the ability of Short and his outstandingly responsive singers to create riveting atmosphere, and communicate to the listener the import... More…

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