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Vaughan Williams: Riders To The Sea / Walker, Thomson

Vaughan Williams / Walker / Thomson
Release Date: 08/26/2008 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 4390  
Composer:  Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Hugh MackeyMary Sheridan de BruinSarah WalkerYvonne Brennan,   ... 
Conductor:  Bryden Thomson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dublin Radio Telefis Eireann Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 45 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Riders to the Sea is Vaughan Williams’ most successful operatic achievement. It is short, but musically and emotionally on a grand scale. The setting is the rugged and stormy west coast of Ireland where Irish dramatist J.M. Synge spent several summers, and where the primitive life of the inhabitants, whose existence depended almost entirely on the sea, provided him with the material for his great tragic play Riders to the Sea.

In choosing this one-act play about Aran fisherfolk, Vaughan Williams expesses the theme of human endurance in the face of the natural elements.

Region: 1
Running Time: 45 minutes
Picture Format: NTSC
Color: Color
Subtitles: English
Riders to the Sea is Vaughan Williams’ most successful operatic achievement. It is short, but musically and emotionally on a grand scale. The setting is the rugged and stormy west coast of Ireland where Irish dramatist J.M. Synge spent several summers, and where the primitive life of the inhabitants, whose existence depended almost entirely on the sea, provided him with the material for his great tragic play Riders to the Sea.

In choosing this one-act play about Aran fisherfolk, Vaughan Williams expesses the theme of human endurance in the face of the natural elements.

Region: 1
Running Time: 45 minutes
Picture Format: NTSC
Color: Color
Subtitles: English
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Works on This Recording

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Riders to the Sea by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Hugh Mackey (Baritone), Mary Sheridan de Bruin (Soprano), Sarah Walker (Mezzo Soprano),
Yvonne Brennan (Soprano), Kathleen Tynan (Soprano), Martin Murphy (Voice)
Conductor:  Bryden Thomson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dublin Radio Telefis Eireann Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925-1932; England 

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