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Vaughan Williams: The Complete Symphonies

Ian Bostridge (tenor), Sarah Chang (violin)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernard Haitink

This set presents RVW in a slightly heretical way that will appeal to those whose RVW tastes have become jaded or for those who have, for whatever reason, been put off by the mainstream cycles.... More…

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Contents

Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony, I. A Song for All Seas, All Ships (Moderato maestoso)

20:47
  • Richard Cooke, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Choir
  • Bernard Haitink
  • Lena Phillips (director), Jonathan Summers (bass-baritone), Dame Felicity Lott (soprano), Cantilena (featured vocalist)
  • Recorded: 1989-03-21
  • Recording Venue: 19-21 March 1989, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

Behold the sea itself (chorus)

3:21

Today a rude brief recitative (baritone & chorus)

5:21

Flaunt out, O sea, your separate flags of nations (soprano & chorus)

3:09

Token of all brave captains (chorus)

4:48

A pennant universal (baritone, soprano & chorus)

4:08

Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony, II. On the Beach at Night, Alone (Largo sostenuto)

12:04
  • Richard Cooke, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Choir
  • Bernard Haitink
  • Lena Phillips (director), Jonathan Summers (bass-baritone), Dame Felicity Lott (soprano), Cantilena (featured vocalist)
  • Recorded: 1989-03-21
  • Recording Venue: 19-21 March 1989, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

On the beach, at night, alone (baritone & semi-chorus)

3:52

A vast similitude interlocks all (baritone & chorus)

8:12

Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony: III. Scherzo: The Waves (Allegro brillante)

7:57
  • Richard Cooke, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Choir
  • Bernard Haitink
  • Lena Phillips (director), Jonathan Summers (bass-baritone), Dame Felicity Lott (soprano), Cantilena (featured vocalist)
  • Recorded: 1989-03-21
  • Recording Venue: 19-21 March 1989, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony, IV. The Explorers (Grave e molto adagio - Andante cono moto)

30:17
  • Richard Cooke, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Choir
  • Bernard Haitink
  • Lena Phillips (director), Jonathan Summers (bass-baritone), Dame Felicity Lott (soprano), Cantilena (featured vocalist)
  • Recorded: 1989-03-21
  • Recording Venue: 19-21 March 1989, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

O vast Rondure, swimming in Space (chorus)

4:17

Down from the gardens of Asia descending (chorus)

7:32

O we can wait no longer (baritone & soprano)

5:53
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O thou transcendent (soprano, baritone & chorus)

3:47

Greater than stars or suns (chorus, soprano & baritone)

1:36

Sail forth (chorus, soprano & baritone)

3:07

O my brave Soul (soprano, baritone & chorus)

4:05
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Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 2 'A London Symphony'

49:33
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Bernard Haitink
  • David Nolan (violin)
  • Recorded: 1986-01-01
  • Recording Venue: 8-9 October 1986: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

I. Lento - Allegro risoluto (molto pesante)

15:21

II. Lento

12:13

III. Scherzo (Nocturne): Allegro vivace

7:34

IV. Andante con moto - Maestoso alla marcia (quasi lento) - Allegro - Maestoso alla marcia (alla I) - Epilogue (Andante sostenuto)

14:25

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

16:23
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Bernard Haitink
  • David Nolan (orchestra leader), David Nolan (leader)
  • Recorded: 1986-01-01
  • Recording Venue: 8 & 9 October 1986, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 3 'A Pastoral Symphony'

39:00
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Bernard Haitink
  • Duncan Riddell (violin), Nicholas Busch (french horn), Norbert Blume (viola), Robert Truman (cello), Paul Beniston (trumpet), Amanda Roocroft (soprano)
  • Recorded: 1996-12-18
  • Recording Venue: 16-18 December 1996 / The Colosseum, Watford

I. Molto moderato

10:19

II. Lento moderato

9:25

III. Moderato pesante - Presto

7:26

IV. Lento - Moderato maestoso

11:50

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 4 in F minor

32:57
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Bernard Haitink
  • Recorded: 1996-12-18
  • Recording Venue: 16-18 December 1996: The Colosseum, Watford

I. Allegro

8:41

II. Andante moderato

10:10

III. Scherzo (Allegro molto) -

5:27

IV. Finale (Allegro molto) con epilogo fugato (Con anima)

8:39

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5 in D major

43:06
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Bernard Haitink
  • Recorded: 1994-12-18
  • Recording Venue: 17-18 December 1994: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

I. Preludio (Moderato - Allegro - Tempo I)

12:38

II. Scherzo (Presto misterioso)

5:33

III. Romanza (Lento)

13:29

IV. Passacaglia (Moderato - Allegro - Tempo promo - Tempo del Preludio)

11:26

Vaughan Williams: Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1

11:36
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Bernard Haitink
  • Recorded: 1994-12-18
  • Recording Venue: 17 & 18 December 1994, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London
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Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending

13:33
  • Bernard Haitink
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sarah Chang (violin)
  • Recorded: 1994-12-18
  • Recording Venue: 17 & 18 December 1994, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 6 in E minor

33:06
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Bernard Haitink
  • Recorded: 1997-12-14
  • Recording Venue: 13 & 14 December 1997 / The Colosseum, Watford

I. Allegro -

7:37

II. Moderato -

8:58

III. Scherzo (Allegro vivace) -

6:14

IV. Epilogue (Moderato)

10:17

Vaughan Williams: In the Fen Country

13:57
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Bernard Haitink
  • Recorded: 1997-12-17
  • Recording Venue: 13 & 14 December 1997, the Colosseum, Watford

Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge

21:25
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Bernard Haitink
  • Ian Bostridge (vocals)
  • Recorded: 1997-12-14
  • Recording Venue: 13 & 14 December 1997 / The Colosseum, Watford

I. On Wenlock Edge

3:51

II. From far, from eve and morning

2:04

III. Is my team ploughing?

3:47

IV. Oh, when I was in love with you

0:44

V. Bredon Hill

7:37

VI. Clun

3:22

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 7 'Sinfonia antartica'

41:35
  • London Philharmonic Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Bernard Haitink
  • Sheila Armstrong (soprano)
  • Recorded: 1984-11-29
  • Recording Venue: 28-29 November 1984: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

I. Prelude (Allegro maestoso)

10:15

II. Scherzo (Moderato)

6:28

III. Landscape (Lento)

10:58

IV. Intermezzo (Andante sostenuto)

5:46

V. Epilogue (Alla marcia)

8:08

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 8 in D minor

30:39
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Bernard Haitink
  • Joakim Svenheden (concert master conductor)
  • Recorded: 2000-04-15
  • Recording Venue: 14 & 15 April 2000 / No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

I. Fantasia (Variazioni senza Tema)

11:22

II. Scherzo alla marcia per stromenti a fiato

3:39

III. Cavatina per stromenti ad arco

9:45

IV. Toccata

5:53

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 9 in E minor

36:29
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Bernard Haitink
  • Ann McAneney (flugelhorn), Joakim Svenheden (concert master conductor)
  • Recorded: 2000-04-15
  • Recording Venue: 14 & 15 April 2000 / No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

I. Moderato maestoso

10:06

II. Andante sostenuto

7:56

III. Scherzo (Allegro pesante)

5:31

IV. Andante tranquillo

12:56
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