Browse: Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending
This page lists all recordings of The Lark Ascending by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958).
The Lark Ascending is the nation’s favourite piece of music, according to Classic FM’s Hall of Fame 2008.
Inspired by George Meredith’s poem of the same name, the violin’s soaring lines and fluttering trills represent the song of the lark, whilst the orchestral accompaniment provides the backdrop against which the lark flies.
Vaughan Williams composed the work for violin and piano in 1914, but didn’t orchestrate it until after the First World War.
Tasmin Little (violin)
BBC Philharmonic, Sir Andrew Davis
Little's stellar playing [is] brimming with gorgeous and glitz-free tone, plus a lovely range of light and shade...Little's spacious and serene way with The Lark Ascending is both beautiful,... — More…
New Philharmonia Orchestra, London Philharmonic, Sir Adrian Boult
David Nolan (violin), Nigel Kennedy (violin), Piers Lane (piano), Tasmin Little (violin), Diana Cummings (violin)
London Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra, Vernon Handley
Tasmin Little (Violin)
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Davis
Sir Andrew lives and breathes this music as to the manner born and takes his beloved BBC SO on a moving journey from shadowy darkness to blazing light. With sumptuous sound (and at a bargain... — More…
Sarah Chang (violin), Christopher Balmer, Ian Partridge, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, David Willison, Norma Burrowes, Sheila Armstrong, Susan Longfield, Marie Hayward (soprano), Alfreda Hodgson, Gloria Jennings, Shirley Minty, Meriel Dickinson (contralto), Bernard Dickerson, Wynford Evans, Kenneth Bowen...
Hugh Bean (violin), Dame Janet Baker (mezzo-soprano) & Gerald Moore (piano), Ian Bostridge (tenor) & Julius Drake (piano), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor) & David Willison (piano), Norma Burrowes, Sheila Armstrong, Susan Longfield, Marie Hayward (soprano), Alfreda Hodgson, Gloria Jennings,...
Pinchas Zukerman (violin), Neil Black (oboe), Arnold Jacobs (tuba)
English Chamber Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim