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Vaughan Williams: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 and Other Orchestral Works [Box Set] ()

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The question is not "Is Bernard Haitink's cycle of the symphonies of Vaughan Williams the best digital set of the symphonies?" The answer to that question is an emphatic yes. Haitink's technique is beyond reproach and his interpretations are not only overwhelmingly passionate, they are deeply poetic and profoundly musical. The London Philharmonic, which has by now been playing this music for almost a century, clearly loves every note and performs with the fervor of true believers. EMI's sound is as good as digital sounds ...

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  1. Symphony No. 1 for soprano, baritone, chorus & orchestra ("A Sea Symphony")
  2. Symphony No. 2 in G major ("A London Symphony")
  3. Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, for 2 string orchestras
  4. Symphony No. 3 for soprano or tenor & orchestra ("Pastoral")
  5. Symphony No. 4 in F minor
  6. Symphony No. 5 in D major
  7. Norfolk Rhapsody for orchestra No. 1 in E minor
  8. The Lark Ascending, romance for violin & orchestra
  9. Symphony No. 6 in E minor
  10. In the Fen Country, symphonic impression for orchestra
  11. On Wenlock Edge, song cycle for tenor, piano & string quartet (or tenor & orchestra)
  12. Symphony No. 7 for soprano, small female chorus & orchestra with narrator ad lib ("Sinfonia Antartica")
  13. Symphony No. 8 in D minor
  14. Symphony No. 9 in E minor
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Vaughan Williams: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 and Other Orchestral Works [Box Set]
2004, Warner Classics

UPC: 724358602623


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