Browse: Vaughan Williams - Songs of Travel
This page lists all recordings of Songs of Travel by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958).
The Vagabond; Let beauty awake; The Roadside Fire; Youth and Love; In Dreams; The Infinite Shining Heavens; Whither must I wander?; Bright is the ring of words; I have trod the upward and the downward slope.
Vaughan Williams orchestrated the accompaniment to the songs of the original Book I in 1905 and Roy Douglas orchestrated the remainder in 1961-2
John Shirley-Quirk (bass-baritone), Martin Isepp (harpsichord and piano), Ambrose Gauntlett (viola da gamba), Nona Liddell, Ivor McMahon (violins) & Eric Parkin (piano)
Heritage Records has gathered together a collection of English songs from three Saga LPs, sensitively remastered, which show this wonderful singer on top form...Shirley-Quirk gives us a lovely... — More…
James Gilchrist (tenor), Philip Dukes (viola), Anna Tilbrook (piano)
His sound is certainly mellifluous, his phrasing poised yet fluent, but the overall interpretation is uneven…Gilchrist deliver ‘Let Beauty Awake’ very beautifully, and the other more lyrical... — More…
Nadège Rochat (cello), Anna Noakes (flute), Roderick Williams (baritone)
Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Martin Yates
Williams is on exceptionally eloquent form in the Songs of Travel…Yates and the RSNO are at the top of their game throughout, making this an absolute delight from start to finish. — More…
Neal Davies (baritone), David Adams, Darius Battiwalla
Hallé Orchestra, Mark Elder
Elder follows Adrian Boult and Andrew Davis as a devoted advocate, with his Hallé orchestra at the peak of its powers. There are warmer-toned accounts of the songs, but Davies is always an honest... — More…
Dame Janet Baker (mezzo), Gerald Moore (piano), Sir Thomas Allen (baritone), Geoffrey Parsons (piano), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), David Willison (piano), Ian Partridge (tenor), Janet Craxton (piano), Ian Bostridge (tenor), Julius Drake (piano), Jonathan Lemalu (bass-baritone), Roger Vignoles (piano),...