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Vaughan Williams: Fantasia On A Theme By Tallis / Marriner


Release Date: 10/25/1990 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 414595   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  William BennettIona BrownKenneth HeathTrevor Connah,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 49 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Fantasia on Greensleeves by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  William Bennett (Flute)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; England 
Date of Recording: 1972 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
2.
Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Iona Brown (Violin), Kenneth Heath (Cello), Trevor Connah (Violin),
Stephen Shingles (Viola)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910/1919; England 
Date of Recording: 1972 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
3.
Variants (5) of 'Dives and Lazarus' by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Skaila Kanga (Harp), Kenneth Heath (Cello), Iona Brown (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; England 
Date of Recording: 1972 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
4.
The lark ascending by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Iona Brown (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914/1920; England 
Date of Recording: 1972 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 

Sound Samples

Fantasia On A Theme By Thomas Tallis
Fantasia on Greensleeves
The Lark Ascending
Five Variants of "Dives and Lazarus"

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 So lush and so wonderful but  December 11, 2012 By jonathan gordon (dobbs ferry, NY) See All My Reviews "This recording is a lush issue, notable for the pure color of sound brought to the listener. It conveys a sweep of emotion beyond what one becomes accustomed to in other muddy recordings done by larger ensembles. The phrasing is expressive, the dynamic variety compelling, the overall impact is intimate and still true the majestic ambition of the scores. I only wonder where the other pieces that were originally issued on this seminal recording have gone over the years! The original release included Ode to Music and other works that escape my memory. I miss them. This release now plays through in a mere 49 minutes, which is a little bit of a tragedy when one considers the quality of the missing material. Still, this is an essential musical artifact and, more, It is a pure delight to hear and enjoy. No one should be deprived of having heard this imaginative realization of music that is accessible to the average listener and also compelling to the sophisticate." Report Abuse
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