Vaughan Williams: Symphonies Nos. 7

Vaughan Williams: Symphonies Nos. 7 "Sinfonia antartica" & 8

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by Kees Bakels
     
 

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Release Date:
08/25/1998
Label:
Naxos
UPC:
0730099573726
catalogNumber:
8550737
Rank:
209313

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  1. Symphony No. 7 for soprano, small female chorus & orchestra with narrator ad lib ("Sinfonia Antartica")  - Ralph Vaughan Williams  - Kees Bakels  -  Bournemouth Sinfonietta  - Lynda Russell  -  Waynflete Singers  - Christopher Dowie  -  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
  2. Symphony No. 8 in D minor  - Ralph Vaughan Williams  - Kees Bakels  -  Bournemouth Sinfonietta  -  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
  3. Prometheus Unbound: To suffer woes which Hope thinks infinite  - Percy Bysshe Shelley  - Kees Bakels  -  Bournemouth Sinfonietta  - David Timson  -  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
  4. Work(s): There go the ships (Book of Common Prayer, Psalm 1  -  Anonymous, English  - Kees Bakels  -  Bournemouth Sinfonietta  - David Timson  -  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
  5. Hymn before Sunrise, in the Vale of Chamouni: Ye Ice falls! (poem)  - Samuel Taylor Coleridge  - Kees Bakels  -  Bournemouth Sinfonietta  - David Timson  -  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
  6. The Sunne Rising (spoken)  - John Donne  - Kees Bakels  -  Bournemouth Sinfonietta  - David Timson  -  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
  7. I do not regret this journey (Message to the Public) (poem)  - Robert Falcon Scott  - Kees Bakels  -  Bournemouth Sinfonietta  - David Timson  -  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

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Vaughan Williams: Symphonies Nos. 7 "Sinfonia antartica" & 8 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The most remarkable aspect of this recording is the sound quality. The recording was made using a 20-bit process and the resulting data was carefully dithered to 16 bits. This approach has resulted in a recording that captures, in the Sinfonia Antartica, both the high percussion sounds and the incredibly deep bass of the organ [in this case, an electronic organ, not a pipe organ]. The performance is a fine one, with slightly faster tempos than most other recordings, but this only helps to keep the sense of forward momentum. The movement superscriptions are placed at the end of the disc and can be programmed in if desired. I found the reader, David Timson, not to my liking - someone with a voice that projected more would have been a better choice. I haven't listened to Symphony No. 8 yet, so no review or rating of that.