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Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending; Tavener / Benedetti, Litton


Release Date: 09/25/2007 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 001083002   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Ralph Vaughan WilliamsJohn Tavener
Performer:  Nicola Benedetti
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

One word unites the works on this album, and that word is "ethereal". The aural world of English composer Sir John Tavener is often described as "ethereal", possessing an other-worldly, spiritual quality that strikes deep into the soul. And Ralph Vaughan Williams?s aural portrait of that blithe little lark as it spirals up into the heavens is an ethereal vision. "The Lark Ascending" is the most popular classical piece of music in the UK, as voted by Classic FM listeners. One word unites the works on this album, and that word is "ethereal". The aural world of English composer Sir John Tavener is often described as "ethereal", possessing an other-worldly, spiritual quality that strikes deep into the soul. And Ralph Vaughan Williams?s aural portrait of that blithe little lark as it spirals up into the heavens is an ethereal vision. "The Lark Ascending" is the most popular classical piece of music in the UK, as voted by Classic FM listeners. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
The lark ascending by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Nicola Benedetti (Violin)
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914/1920; England 
Length: 16 Minutes 4 Secs. 
2.
Song for Athene by John Tavener
Performer:  Nicola Benedetti (Violin)
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993; England 
Length: 6 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Nicola Benedetti. 
3.
Dhyana by John Tavener
Performer:  Nicola Benedetti (Violin)
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 6 Minutes 24 Secs. 
4.
Lalishri: Introduction by John Tavener
Performer:  Nicola Benedetti (Violin)
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2006; England 
Length: 1 Minutes 49 Secs. 
5.
Lalishri: Cycle 1 by John Tavener
Performer:  Nicola Benedetti (Violin)
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2006; England 
Length: 6 Minutes 19 Secs. 
6.
Lalishri: Cycle 2 by John Tavener
Performer:  Nicola Benedetti (Violin)
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2006; England 
Length: 5 Minutes 39 Secs. 
7.
Lalishri: Cycle 3 by John Tavener
Performer:  Nicola Benedetti (Violin)
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2006; England 
Length: 9 Minutes 40 Secs. 
8.
Lalishri: Cycle 4 by John Tavener
Performer:  Nicola Benedetti (Violin)
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2006; England 
Length: 11 Minutes 9 Secs. 

Sound Samples

The Lark Ascending
Song For Athene
Dhyana
Lalishri - Introduction
Lalishri Cycle 1
Lalishri Cycle 2
Lalishri Cycle 3
Lalishri Cycle 4

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