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A Vaughan Williams Anthology - 150th Anniversary Box Set



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This year we celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Ralph Vaughan Williams with a special 8 album boxed set, A Vaughan Williams Anthology, featuring some of the best recordings in the Naxos catalogue. Performers include renowned violinist Jennifer Pike and baritone Roderick Williams, and the award-winning Maggini Quartet, joined by top British orchestras such as the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, and more. Ralph Vaughan Williams is one of Britain's most illustrious composers, and this specially curated selection of works demonstrates the sheer breadth of his achievement. As a major 20th century-symphonist he is represented by four of his nine symphonies, all in critically acclaimed recordings ('A clear top recommendation' wrote Gramophone of A Sea Symphony). Popular orchestral works such as the celebrated Tallis Fantasia and The Lark Ascending are also included. Vaughan Williams' chamber works are performed by the Maggini Quartet, his greatest contemporary champions; while the sublime Mass in G minor shows the composer's high standing in the English choral tradition.
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Item number 8508021
Barcode 747313802135
Release date 08/04/2022
Category
Label Naxos Classics
Media type CD
Number of units 8
Disc: 1
1 Symphony No. 1, 'A Sea Symphony'
Disc: 2
1 Symphony No. 2, 'London'
2 The Wasps Overture
Disc: 3
1 Symphonies Nos. 5 and 9
Disc: 4
1 Fantasia on Greensleeves
2 Tallis' Fantasia
3 Norfolk Rhapsody No.1
4 Concerto Grosso
Disc: 5
1 The Lark Ascending
2 Suite of Six Short Pieces
3 The Solent
4 Fantasia
Disc: 6
1 Phantasy Quintet
2 String Quartets Nos. 1 and 2
Disc: 7
1 Willow-Wood
2 The Sons of Light
3 Towards the Unknown Region
4 Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus
Disc: 8
1 Sacred Choral Music - A Vision of Aeroplanes
2 Mass in G minor
3 The Voice out of the Whirlwind
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