Kees Bakels and his Bournemouth forces lead excellent performances of both works… Of course, the music itself is splendid. The Sinfonia antartica takes up where Holst's Planets left off, and fans of that work will love this icy-sounding sequel. The Eighth Symphony, with its fabulous finale employing "all the 'phones and 'spiels known to the composer," deserves to be much more popular than it is...
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Ralph Vaughan Williams
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra,