Notes and Editorial Reviews
Mark Elder leads the Halle Orchestra in two beautiful works by Ralph Vaughan Williams. The 8th Symphony was written for, and premiered by, Sir John Barbirolli and the Halle orchestra in 1956 and is noted for an enlarged and colorful percussion section. The music is among the more light hearted and sunny of Vaughan Williams' scores. The lyrical, richly melodious 5th Symphony embraces the world of nature and human emotions one finds in the Tallis Fantasia and Serenade to Music. This concert was recorded live in the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester on 9th November 2011.
"Elder made a splendid job of it, capturing its quizzical nature to a nicety and balancing the orchestral sound with a skill that
drew out the subtlest of Vaughan Williams’s instrumental colourings." - Richard Fairman,
Financial Times, (Review of Symphony No.8 Royal Albert Hall Proms, July 2008) Read less
Works on This Recording
Symphony no 5 in D major by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1938-1943; England
Date of Recording: 11/09/2011
Venue: Live Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Length: 38 Minutes 59 Secs.
Symphony No. 8 in D minor by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Date of Recording: 02/03/2012
Venue: BBC Studios, Mediacityuk, Salford
Length: 28 Minutes 41 Secs.
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