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Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony / Brabbins, BBC Symphony Orchestra


Release Date: 09/28/2018 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 68245  
Composer:  Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Elizabeth LlewellynMarcus Farnsworth
Conductor:  Martyn Brabbins
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony OrchestraBBC Symphony ChorusBBC Symphony Orchestra members
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews



Martyn Brabbins and the BBC Symphony Orchestra perform one of the mightiest of first symphonies ever written. Vaughan Williams's setting of Walt Whitman creates a very special sense of occasion. The coupling is Vaughan Williams's later, virtually unknown, setting of Whitman's ''Darest thou now, O soul'' for chorus and strings.

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REVIEWS:

His is a painstakingly prepared and intelligently paced conception, combining a perceptive awareness of the grander scheme (climaxes are built and resolved with unerring authority), exemplary attention to detail and mastery of texture. The BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra respond with
Read more thrilling accomplishment and unflagging enthusiasm.

– Gramophone

The BBC Symphony Orchestra makes its own vividly virtuosic contribution, not least in the scherzo movement, ‘The waves’; credit is due also to Martyn Brabbins, in expert control of the work’s internal balance and its dramatic pacing, and to the production team in Blackheath Concert Halls.

– BBC Music Magazine Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 1 "A sea symphony" by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Elizabeth Llewellyn (Soprano), Marcus Farnsworth (Baritone)
Conductor:  Martyn Brabbins
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra,  BBC Symphony Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903-1909; England 
2.
Darest thou now, O soul by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Martyn Brabbins
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Chorus,  BBC Symphony Orchestra members

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 Holiday 2016 December 25, 2018 By   See All My Reviews "Beautifully written piece of music. Very enthralling. Would buy ." Report Abuse
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