9 8 Vaughan Williams

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 8 • Symphony No. 9 - Bernard Haitink, London Philharmonic Orchestra

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 8 • Symphony No. 9 - Bernard Haitink, London Philharmonic Orchestra
XLD | Apple Lossless (.m4a-tracks) | No Log/cue-sheet | Coverart Embedded & High-def JPEG | ~311 Mb
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 6 • In The Fen Country • On Wenlock Edge - Bernard Haitink, LPO, Ian Bostridge

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 6 • In The Fen Country • On Wenlock Edge*
Bernard Haitink, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Ian Bostridge (tenor)*

XLD | Apple Lossless (.m4a-tracks) | No Log/cue-sheet | Coverart Embedded & High-def JPEG | ~290 Mb
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 1, "A Sea Symphony" - Bernard Haitink, London Philharmonic Orchestra & Choir, soloists (1989)

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 1, "A Sea Symphony"
Bernard Haitink, London Philharmonic Orchestra & Choir, Felicity Lott (soprano), Jonathan Summers (baritone)

XLD | Apple Lossless (.m4a-tracks) | No Log/cue-sheet | Coverart Embedded & High-def JPEG | ~325 Mb
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 3, "A Pastoral Symphony"* • Symphony No. 4 - Bernard Haitink, London Philharmonic Orchestra

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 3, "A Pastoral Symphony"* • Symphony No. 4
Bernard Haitink, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Amanda Roocroft (soprano)*

XLD | Apple Lossless (.m4a-tracks) | No Log/cue-sheet | Coverart Embedded & High-def JPEG | ~316 Mb
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Davis - Vaughan Williams: Job, Symphony No.9 (2017)

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Davis - Vaughan Williams: Job, Symphony No.9 (2017)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 77:29 | 325 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: CHSA 5180

The pairing of Vaughan Williams' Job and his Symphony No. 9 is a logical one, not least because of the prominent role given to saxophones in both works. Vaughan Williams called Job a "masque," following old English usage, but it's a ballet in all but name, and like many of them it succeeds as a standalone orchestral work. The idea of a ballet based on the Book of Job seems slightly odd until you learn that it was inspired by William Blake's illustrations for the story, which would have been very familiar to Vaughan Williams' audiences in 1930.
Jennifer Pike, Sina Kloke - Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending; Suite of Six Short Pieces; The Solent; Fantasia (2016)

Ralph Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending;
Suite of Six Short Pieces; The Solent; Fantasia (2016)
Chamber Orchestra of New York, conducted by Salvatore Di Vittorio
Jennifer Pike, violin; Sina Kloke, piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 229 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.573530 | Time: 01:02:23

Vaughan Williams withdrew or destroyed many works from his earliest period, but he considered The Solent, with its haunting opening and luminous polyphonic textures, as among his ‘most important works’. The Fantasia is his earliest known piece for solo instrument with orchestra and contains some of his most bravura writing, contrasting with the graceful geniality of the Suite. Depicting a sublimely pastoral scene and now one of the best loved pieces ever written, Vaughan Williams called The Lark Ascending a ‘romance’, a term reserved for his most profoundly lyrical works.
London Philharmonic Orchestra & Adrian Boult - Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 9 (1958/2013) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

London Philharmonic Orchestra & Adrian Boult - Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 9 (1958/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 34:59 minutes | 1.11 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Giuseppe Verdi was 79 when he finished his final opera the glorious comedie humaine - Falstaff, and he was 85 at the time his Four Sacred Pieces came to publication. In our own day we have seen England’s great symphonist, Ralph Vaughan Williams (b. 1872-d. 1958) complete between his 79th and 85th years such varied scores as the Eighth and Ninth Symphony, a Romance for Harmonica and Orchestra, a Tuba Concerto and choral pieces.
Anthony Goldstone & Caroline Clemmow - Vaughan Williams: Music for Two Pianos (2016)

Anthony Goldstone & Caroline Clemmow - Vaughan Williams: Music for Two Pianos
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, scans | 55:22 min | 179 MB
Label: Albion Records - ALBCD031 | Tracks: 06 | Rls.date: 2016
Classical, Piano

This album comprises world première recordings of works by Vaughan Williams arranged for two pianos by people who worked closely with the composer. The Fifth Symphony manuscript bears many amendments and annotations in Vaughan Williams’s own hand, and the recording offers the work with new clarity and fresh insight. The British piano duo Goldstone and Clemmow consists of internationally known artists Anthony Goldstone and Caroline Clemmow. They have been recording together, to widespread acclaim, for more than a third of a century.
Utah SO / Abravanel - Ralph Vaughan Williams (1966/1967, CD Reissue 2004) {Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip} [RE-UP]

Utah Symphony Orchestra / Maurice Abravanel - Ralph Vaughan Williams
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 253 MB | Full Artwork: 38 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Vanguard # ATM CD 1507 | Country/Year: US 2004, 1966/1967
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Early 20th Century

"Wonderful music conjuring up pastoral England before four wheel drives and second homes. Sound generally very good with wide dynamic range and lush string tone, although the orchestra sounds a little constrained particularly in the Tallis Fantasia, and there is audible background noise in quieter passages. Solo instruments very realistic…" ~sa-cd.net
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Andrew Davis - Vaughan Williams: Job & Symphony No. 9 (2017)

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Andrew Davis - Vaughan Williams: Job & Symphony No. 9
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 77:21 min | 178 MB
Label: Chandos | Tracks: 16 | Rls.date: 2017

The projected complete cycle of Vaughan Williams’s symphonies started by the late Richard Hickox has left a precious heritage in the discography of the composer. Now, conducting the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, another great authority in British repertoire, Sir Andrew Davis, takes on the challenge of completing the series with idiomatic interpretations of two masterpieces: the final Symphony (No. 9) and the ballet Job.