Browse: Vaughan Williams - On Wenlock Edge
This page lists all recordings of On Wenlock Edge by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958).
Cycle of 6 songs for tenor with accompaniment of piano and string quartet. Words by Houseman from A Shropshire Lad. Orchestral version exists and also version for tenor and orchestra.
Anniversary Collectors Edition
George Maran, Ivor Newton (piano), Betty Dolemore (soprano), Robert Speaight (narrator), Harry Gabb (organ)
London String Quartet, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Luton Choral Society, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult, Sir Henry Wood
The sole CD premiere is the 1955 On Wenlock Edge by George Maran, a German-based American tenor - pleasant-toned enough but distinctly previous in enunciation, no match for Pears/Britten, or... — More…
James Gilchrist (tenor), Anna Tilbrook (piano), Michael Cox (flute), Gareth Hulse (cor anglais)
Fitzwilliam String Quartet
Gilchrist's bright, ringing tenor voice is compelling from the first note, but it's the range of expression and unaffected musicality that leave the lasting impression — More…
Mark Padmore (tenor), Nicholas Daniel (oboe), Nicholas Daniel (cor anglais)
Britten Sinfonia (members), Huw Watkins (piano), Jacqueline Shave
Edge, rather than lyrical elegance, is Mark Padmore's expressive strength, combined with his superb diction...I've never heard [the Blake Songs] come across so convincingly...Lavish praise too... — More…
Ian Bostridge (tenor), Sarah Chang (violin)
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernard Haitink
This set presents RVW in a slightly heretical way that will appeal to those whose RVW tastes have become jaded or for those who have, for whatever reason, been put off by the mainstream cycles.... — More…
Peter Pears (tenor) & Dennis Brain (horn), Peter Pears (tenor) & Benjamin Britten (piano), Peter Pears (tenor) & Ann Wood (contralto), Sophie Wyss (soprano), Benjamin Britten (piano)
Boyd Neel Orchestra, Zorian String Quartet, BBC Chorus, Leslie Woodgate
a most lovely piece of singing … ‘[his] clear diction and sense of word values ensures that justice is done to both poetry and music’ — More…
Felicity Palmer (soprano), Ameral Gunson (mezzo-soprano), John Mitchinson (tenor), Malcolm King (bass), Jane Parker-Smith (organ), City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, Elisabeth Söderström (soprano), Robert Tear (tenor), Sir Thomas Allen (baritone), Peter Donohoe (piano), Alison Hargan (soprano), Mary...
Peter Pears (tenor)