Vaughan Williams: Symphonies Nos. 5 and 9

Vaughan Williams: Symphonies Nos. 5 and 9

by Kees Bakels
     
 

Gleaming new recordings of Vaughan Williams's Fifth and Ninth Symphonies with the Bournemouth Symphony led by the Dutch conductor Kees Bakels are perhaps the most impressive installment yet in Naxos's cycle. As in his countryman Bernard Haitink's series for EMI, Bakels speaks Vaughan Williams's gentle, crusty, intensely English languageSee more details below

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Gleaming new recordings of Vaughan Williams's Fifth and Ninth Symphonies with the Bournemouth Symphony led by the Dutch conductor Kees Bakels are perhaps the most impressive installment yet in Naxos's cycle. As in his countryman Bernard Haitink's series for EMI, Bakels speaks Vaughan Williams's gentle, crusty, intensely English language fluently -- and he does it for about a third the price. Both in the valedictory Ninth, with its trio of melancholy, frequently menacing saxophones, and in that most beautiful and characteristic of the Vaughan Williams symphonies, the mysterious, ravishing Fifth, these interpretations are fresh, unaffected, handsomely played and recorded. Even if they don't put those of Boult, Barbirolli and Previn completely in the shade, even by Naxos standards, this is a remarkable bargain.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/19/1999
Label:
Naxos
UPC:
0730099573825
catalogNumber:
8550738
Rank:
276184

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  1. Symphony No. 5 in D major  - Ralph Vaughan Williams  - Kees Bakels  -  Bournemouth Sinfonietta  -  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
  2. Symphony No. 9 in E minor  - Ralph Vaughan Williams  - Kees Bakels  -  Bournemouth Sinfonietta  -  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

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