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The Lark Ascending

Lark Ascending Collection / Various
Release Date: 04/03/2012 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 80526   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Ralph Vaughan WilliamsSir Edward ElgarGeorge ButterworthFrederick Delius,   ... 
Conductor:  André PrevinSir John BarbirolliNeville DilkesSir Neville Marriner,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Allegri String Quartet
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 35 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

With the sublime The Lark Ascending as its centrepiece, this collection illustrates the way that Vaughan Williams and his contemporaries expressed their national identity, drawing inspiration from folk song, landscape, poetry and the rich history of British music. With favourites by Elgar, Delius, Butterworth and Walton––including Elgar’s unforgettable Introduction and Allegro and Delius’s Summer Night on the River–– the works gathered here are romantic, nostalgic and quintessentially British. With the sublime The Lark Ascending as its centrepiece, this collection illustrates the way that Vaughan Williams and his contemporaries expressed their national identity, drawing inspiration from folk song, landscape, poetry and the rich history of British music. With favourites by Elgar, Delius, Butterworth and Walton––including Elgar’s unforgettable Introduction and Allegro and Delius’s Summer Night on the River–– the works gathered here are romantic, nostalgic and quintessentially British. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
The lark ascending by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  André Previn
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914/1920; England 
Length: 9 Minutes 8 Secs. 
2.
Introduction and Allegro for String Quartet and String Orchestra, Op. 47 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Allegri String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904-1905; England 
Length: 14 Minutes 1 Secs. 
3.
A Shropshire Lad by George Butterworth
Conductor:  Neville Dilkes
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; England 
Length: 8 Minutes 56 Secs. 
4.
Aquarelles (2) by Frederick Delius
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 17 Secs. 
5.
Preludes on Welsh Hymn Tunes (3) for Organ: no 2, Rhosymedre by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 58 Secs. 
6.
Koanga: La Calinda by Frederick Delius
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1895-1897; Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 31 Secs. 
7.
Pieces (2) for strings (from Henry V) by Sir William Walton
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Modern 
Written: 1944 
Length: 4 Minutes 2 Secs. 
8.
Variants (5) of 'Dives and Lazarus' by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; England 
Length: 11 Minutes 23 Secs. 
9.
Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910/1919; England 
Length: 16 Minutes 15 Secs. 
10.
Fantasia on Greensleeves by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 41 Secs. 
11.
Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op. 20 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; England 
Length: 12 Minutes 26 Secs. 
12.
Banks of Green Willow by George Butterworth
Conductor:  André Previn
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; England 
Length: 5 Minutes 49 Secs. 
13.
Pieces (2) for Small Orchestra: no 2, Summer Night on the River by Frederick Delius
Conductor:  Vernon Handley
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 24 Secs. 
14.
Sospiri, Op. 70 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1914; England 
Length: 5 Minutes 9 Secs. 
15.
Pieces (2) for Small Orchestra: no 1, On Hearing the First Cuckoo by Frederick Delius
Conductor:  Vernon Handley
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 43 Secs. 
16.
St Paul's Suite for Strings, Op. 29 no 2/H 118: Finale, The Dargason by Gustav Holst
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912-1913; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 22 Secs. 
17.
Capriol Suite, for full orchestra by Peter Warlock
Conductor:  Neville Dilkes
Period: Modern 
Written: 1928; United Kingdom 
Length: 8 Minutes 36 Secs. 

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