Vaughan Williams: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 [Box Set]

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/13/2004
  • Label: Decca
  • UPC: 028947324126
  • Catalog Number: 000213202
  • Sales rank: 80,559

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1–8 Symphony No. 1 for soprano, baritone, chorus, & orchestra ("A Sea Symphony") - Ralph Vaughan Williams & Isobel Baillie (67:32)
    Composed byRalph Vaughan Williams
    Conducted byAdrian Boult
    Performed byIsobel Baillie, Adrian Boult, John Cameron, London Philharmonic Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra
    1. 1I. A song for all seas, all ships. Behold, the sea itself
    2. 2I. A song for all seas, all ships. Flaunt out, o sea
    3. 3II. On the beach at night alone
    4. 4III. (Scherzo) The Waves
    5. 5IV. The explorers. O vast Rondure
    6. 6IV. The explorers. O we can wait no longer
    7. 7IV. The explorers. O thou transcendent
    8. 8IV. The explorers. Away o Soul!
Disc 2
  1. 1–4 Symphony No. 2 in G major ("A London Symphony") - Ralph Vaughan Williams & Adrian Boult (44:12)
    Composed byRalph Vaughan Williams
    Conducted byAdrian Boult
    Performed byAdrian Boult, London Philharmonic Orchestra
    1. 1I. Lento - Allegro risoluto
    2. 2II. Lento
    3. 3III. Scherzo: Nocturne, Allegro vivace
    4. 4IV. Andante con moto - Maestosi alla marcia (Quasi lento) - Allegro - Lento - Epilogue: Andante sos
  2. 5 Adrian Boult Gives Spoken Introduction to Ralph Vaughan Williams' Symphony No. 9 in E minor - Adrian Boult & Spoken Word (0:31)
    Composed bySpoken Word
    Performed byAdrian Boult
  3. 6–9 Symphony No. 9 in E minor - Ralph Vaughan Williams & Adrian Boult (34:51)
    Composed byRalph Vaughan Williams
    Conducted byAdrian Boult
    Performed byAdrian Boult, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Margaret Ritchie
    1. 6I. Moderato maestoso
    2. 7II. Andante sostenuto
    3. 8III. Scherzo: Allegro pesante
    4. 9IV. Andante tranquillo
Disc 3
  1. 1–4 Symphony No. 3 for soprano or tenor & orchestra ("Pastoral") - Ralph Vaughan Williams & Adrian Boult (35:12)
    Composed byRalph Vaughan Williams
    Conducted byAdrian Boult
    Performed byAdrian Boult, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Margaret Ritchie
    1. 1I. Molto moderato
    2. 2II. Lento moderato
    3. 3III. Moderato pesante
    4. 4IV. Lento - Moderato maestoso
  2. 5–8 Symphony No. 5 in D major - Ralph Vaughan Williams & Adrian Boult (37:09)
    Composed byRalph Vaughan Williams
    Conducted byAdrian Boult
    Performed byAdrian Boult, London Philharmonic Orchestra
    1. 5I. Preludio: Moderato
    2. 6II. Scherzo: Presto
    3. 7III. Romanza: Lento
    4. 8IV: Passacaglia: Moderato
Disc 4
  1. 1–4 Symphony No. 4 in F minor - Ralph Vaughan Williams & Adrian Boult (34:23)
    Composed byRalph Vaughan Williams
    Conducted byAdrian Boult
    Performed byAdrian Boult, London Philharmonic Orchestra
    1. 1I. Allegro
    2. 2II. Andante moderato
    3. 3III. Scherzo: Allegro molto
    4. 4IV: Finale con epilogo fugato: Allegro molto
  2. 5–8 Symphony No. 6 in E minor - Ralph Vaughan Williams & Adrian Boult (38:52)
    Composed byRalph Vaughan Williams
    Conducted byAdrian Boult
    Performed byAdrian Boult, London Philharmonic Orchestra
    1. 5I. Allegro
    2. 6II. Moderato
    3. 7III. Scherzo
    4. 8IV. Epilogue
  3. 9 Speech by Ralph Vaughan Williams - Ralph Vaughan Williams & Spoken Word (1:23)
    Composed bySpoken Word
    Performed byRalph Vaughan Williams
Disc 5
  1. 1–5 Symphony No. 7 for soprano, small female chorus, & orchestra with narrator ad lib ("Sinfonia Antartica") - Ralph Vaughan Williams & Adrian Boult (45:23)
    Composed byRalph Vaughan Williams
    Conducted byAdrian Boult
    Performed byAdrian Boult, John Gielgud, London Philharmonic Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Margaret Ritchie
    1. 1I. Prelude: Andante maestoso
    2. 2II. Scherzo: Moderato
    3. 3III. Landscape: Lento
    4. 4IV: Intermezzo: Andante sostenuto
    5. 5V: Epilogue. Alla marcia, moderato ma non troppo
  2. 6–9 Symphony No. 8 in D minor - Ralph Vaughan Williams & Adrian Boult (28:02)
    Composed byRalph Vaughan Williams
    Conducted byAdrian Boult
    Performed byAdrian Boult, London Philharmonic Orchestra
    1. 6I. Fantasia: Variazioni senza tema
    2. 7II. Scherzo alla marcia (per stromenti a fiato)
    3. 8III. Cavatina (per stromenti ad arco)
    4. 9IV. Toccata
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