Vaughan Williams: Piano Concerto

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All Music Guide - James Leonard
These accounts of four diverse works by Ralph Vaughan Williams are in every way splendid. James Judd clearly knows his way around these scores, and his conducting is as precise and propulsive as it is richly colored and deeply affectionate. His "Wasps" overture has plenty of snap and bite, while his "English Folk Song Suite" and "The Running Set" another folk song suite in all but name are bright and colorful. The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic responds to the conductor and the music with energy, enthusiasm, and plenty of power, and its playing compares favorably to that of the orchestras of that nation's capital. Pianist Ashley Wass covers himself with glory in his ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Leonard
These accounts of four diverse works by Ralph Vaughan Williams are in every way splendid. James Judd clearly knows his way around these scores, and his conducting is as precise and propulsive as it is richly colored and deeply affectionate. His "Wasps" overture has plenty of snap and bite, while his "English Folk Song Suite" and "The Running Set" another folk song suite in all but name are bright and colorful. The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic responds to the conductor and the music with energy, enthusiasm, and plenty of power, and its playing compares favorably to that of the orchestras of that nation's capital. Pianist Ashley Wass covers himself with glory in his robustly virtuosic but warmly nuanced reading of the English composer's relatively rarely recorded "Piano Concerto," particularly in the work's lyrical central Romanza. For dedicated Vaughan Williams aficionados, this disc may not erase memories of Adrian Boult's witty "Wasps" and muscular "English Folk Song Suite," nor Howard Shelley and Vernon Handley's revelatory "Piano Concerto," but there is much to savor in Judd and Wass' sleek and insightful performances. Naxos' digital sound is too reserved and recessed to be wholly effective.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/17/2009
  • Label: Naxos
  • UPC: 747313230471
  • Catalog Number: 8572304
  • Sales rank: 147,608

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1–5 The Wasps, Aristophanic Suite, for orchestra from the incidental music - Ralph Vaughan Williams & James Judd (26:10)
  2. 6–9 Piano Concerto in C major - Ralph Vaughan Williams & James Judd (27:36)
  3. 10–12 English Folk Song Suite, for orchestra (orchestrated by G. Jacob) - Gordon Jacob & Ralph Vaughan Williams (9:17)
  4. 11 The Running Set, fantasia on jig-rhythms for orchestra - Ralph Vaughan Williams & James Judd (6:27)
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Ashley Wass Primary Artist
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