Vaughan Williams: Complete Symphonies - London Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Adrian Boult

Vaughan Williams: Complete Symphonies


London Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Adrian Boult

  • Genre: Classical
  • Release Date: 2002-01-01
  • Explicitness: notExplicit
  • Country: USA
  • Track Count: 43

  • ℗ 2002 Decca Music Group Limited

Tracks

Play Title Time Download
1
A Sea Symphony: Ia. Behold the 8:36  
2
A Sea Symphony: Ib. Flaunt Out 11:00  
3
A Sea Symphony: II. On the Bea 11:43  
4
A Sea Symphony: III. Scherzo - 7:17  
5
A Sea Symphony: IVa. O Vast Ro 12:21  
6
A Sea Symphony: IVb. O We Can 4:38  
7
A Sea Symphony: IVc. O Thou Tr 3:26  
8
A Sea Symphony: IVd. Away O So 8:32  
9
Symphony No. 2 - A London Symp 13:29  
10
Symphony No. 2 - A London Symp 11:02  
11
Symphony No. 2 - A London Symp 7:04  
12
Symphony No. 2 - A London Symp 12:37  
13
Introduction to Vaughan Willia 0:31  
14
Symphony No. 9 in E Minor: I. 9:20  
15
Symphony No. 9 in E Minor: II. 8:08  
16
Symphony No. 9 in E Minor: III 5:38  
17
Symphony No. 9 in E Minor: IV. 11:46  
18
Symphony No. 3 - "Pastoral": I 9:39  
19
Symphony No. 3 - "Pastoral": I 8:16  
20
Symphony No. 3 - "Pastoral": I 6:18  
21
Symphony No. 3 - "Pastoral": I 10:43  
22
Symphony No. 5 in D: I. Prelud 10:56  
23
Symphony No. 5 in D: II. Scher 4:58  
24
Symphony No. 5 in D: III. Roma 10:55  
25
Symphony No. 5 in D: IV. Passa 10:20  
26
Symphony No. 4 in F Minor: I. 9:09  
27
Symphony No. 4 in F Minor: II. 10:05  
28
Symphony No. 4 in F Minor: III 5:43  
29
Symphony No. 4 in F Minor: IV. 9:16  
30
Symphony No. 6 in E Minor: I. 8:20  
31
Symphony No. 6 in E Minor: II. 10:15  
32
Symphony No. 6 in E Minor: III 7:01  
33
Symphony No. 6 in E Minor: IV. 13:00  
34
Vaughan Williams Speaks Concer 1:24  
35
Symphony No. 7 - Sinfonia Anta 10:52  
36
Symphony No. 7 - Sinfonia Anta 5:50  
37
Symphony No. 7 - Sinfonia Anta 11:25  
38
Symphony No. 7 - Sinfonia Anta 6:22  
39
Symphony No. 7 - Sinfonia Anta 10:41  
40
Symphony No. 8 in D Minor: I. 11:03  
41
Symphony No.8 in D Minor: II. 3:54  
42
Symphony No.8 in D Minor: III. 8:03  
43
Symphony No.8 in D Minor: IV. 5:02  

Reviews

  • Classic recordings

    5
    By golaud
    Be warned: these are all older recordings, most of them London recordings from the 1950s. Except for the 8th and 9th symphonies, they're all monaural, which, for those of you too young to remember, sounds as if the music is coming from a hole in the wall -- no left channel, no right channel, only the tinny middle. The sound, by modern standards, is very poor. Furthermore, the 7th symphony, the "Sinfonia Antartica," features poetry and prose spoken before each movement, which the composer himself said was a mistake. (The words were to be printed in the score and in concert programs, but definitely not recited in performance, not even by John Geilgud before he was "Sir John.") What you're getting here is sonically far inferior to Boult's later recordings for Angel, which I highly recommend. Having said that, I can still give this set a very high personal recommendation. It was the first complete series of RVW's symphonies by any conductor. I bought them as they were released, one at a time, half a century ago. I still have all those ancient LPs, neatly lined up on a shelf by my old disused turntable. My favorite has always been the "Pastoral" symphony, the 3rd, which, in the LP version, was released in honor of the coronation of Elizabeth II. So you're dealing with some serious recording history here. Would I recommend the set to someone just getting interested in RVW's music? Absolutely not. But if you want a document of the recordings that established RVW's reputation as a symphonist for millions of early audiophiles, this is what you should buy.
  • Wondrous Ralph!

    5
    By springfire
    I have all of the RVW symphonies,and by far the best are those with Sir Adrian Boult conducting. After years and years of listening to my favorite ,"Symphonia Antartica," I am still knocked out of my chair by the astounding dynamics of this work,and in particular,this conductor and orchestra. The third movement of "The Sea Symphony," is my favorite. The voices and music transcend you to the ocean,and you might find yourself hanging on to your chair for dear life. It's that powerful. There isn't a misstep in the entire lot,and if you are new to Old Ralph,or you love him as much as I do,then this is the set to buy.You won't go wrong.The pairing of Ralph and Adrian was made in sonic heaven.

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