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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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Notes and Editorial Reviews



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 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 Enjoyable with Excellent Sound April 27, 2017 By W. Wilborn (Richwood, TX) See All My Reviews "Since I was not familiar with these works, the sale price minimized my risk. It was a very good buy for me, a good addition to my library collection. The sound is excellent, the performances are good, the music is enjoyable." Report Abuse
 New to me; moving March 30, 2017 By James C. (Omaha, NE) See All My Reviews "I was unfamiliar with the Job work, and "found" the CD only with Arkiv's prompting. Job is extraordinary in being deeply moving without the excesses of a symphony. In my naïve thinking it is an English version of a Stravinsky ballet, and as such well worth exploring. Both the performance and recording are excellent." Report Abuse
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