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This page lists all recordings of Symphony No. 4 in F minor by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958).

The Fourth Symphony marks a significant change of Vaughan Williams’ style from the preceding symphonies, with a harsher and more dissonant harmonic style. This new style does not detract from an overall boisterous and tempestuous mood.

As the symphony was completed in 1934, some commentators interpreted it as a reflection of an increasingly dangerous international situation, an interpretation which Vaughan Williams vigorously refuted.

It has been said that the symphony even contains elements of self-portraiture, with Vaughan Williams’ “outbursts of temper… his gusty humour and ribaldry” appearing between the formal processes and orchestral discords that he was experimenting with.

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Paul Silverthorne (viola)

Bournemouth Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, Paul Daniel

Paul Daniel leads the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in a vivid account of this sometimes jarring work, complemented by the excellent viola playing of Paul Silverthorne in Flos campi. More…

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Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Manze

Andrew Manze’s approach, at once equable and gently intense, produces fine results in the first movement [of the Third]…[he] keeps a tight rein on all the eruptive orchestral happenings [of the... More…

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The Complete RCA and Columbia Album Collection

André Previn

The jewels for me are his Vaughan Williams symphony recordings with the LSO: benchmark performances, most of them, from a conductor utterly in tune with the composer’s typical combination of... More…

55 CDs

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Please note: This set weighs around 2.5kg, so we need to charge extra postage for delivery outside of the UK. Please contact us for further details.

Sea Symphony: Amanda Roocroft (soprano) & Thomas Hampson (baritone); Sinfonia Antartica: Patricia Rozario (soprano), Glen Martin (saxophone), Tasmin Little (violin)

BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Chorus, Andrew Davis

Davis has the key to this symphony’s combination of mystery, menace and qualified optimism. More…

6 CDs

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