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Vaughan Williams: Job & Symphony No. 9 / Davis, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra


Release Date: 02/17/2017 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 5180  
Composer:  Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Job receives a performance of striking composure, luster, and palpable dedication. Not only do the Bergen Philharmonic respond with notable poise and eagerness (solo contributions are of the highest quality throughout), Davis conducts with unobtrusive authority as well as a sure hand on the structural tiller, uncovering a wealth of harmonic and textural detail along the way. The spectacular engineering handles everything with aplomb.

There's heaps to priase, too, in Davis's scrupulously observant and nobly unforced conception of the Ninth Symphony - and, once again what admirably vital and shapely playing he draws from the orchestra. This mightily impressive
Read more Ninth deserves a place at the top table alongside the 1969 Boult, Handley, and Haitink.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Job by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927-1930; England 
2.
Symphony no 9 in E minor by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956-1957; England 

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