9 8 Vaughan Williams

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
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
Roman Simovic, LSO String Ensemble, Edward Elgar - Vaughan Williams: Orchestral Works (2016) [TR24][OF]

Roman Simovic, LSO String Ensemble, Edward Elgar - Vaughan Williams: Orchestral Works
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 53:52 min | 1.08 GB | Digital booklet
Label: LSO Live | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2016

The LSO counts the finest orchestral players among its members and its principal players, originating from over 20 countries, are renowned soloists in their own right. Many of these players have developed new ensembles within the Orchestra to hone their incredible musicianship in different ways- from recent recordings of Reich by the LSO Percussion Ensemble to unique chamber performances of Stravinsky The Soldiers Tale, and Mozart Gran Partita.
Roman Simovic, LSO String Ensemble, Edward Elgar - Vaughan Williams: Orchestral Works (2016)

Roman Simovic, LSO String Ensemble, Edward Elgar - Vaughan Williams: Orchestral Works (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 00:53:54 | 128 MB
Label: LSO Live | Release Year: 2016

The LSO counts the finest orchestral players among its members and its principal players, originating from over 20 countries, are renowned soloists in their own right. Many of these players have developed new ensembles within the Orchestra to hone their incredible musicianship in different ways- from recent recordings of Reich by the LSO Percussion Ensemble to unique chamber performances of Stravinsky The Soldiers Tale, and Mozart Gran Partita. The LSO String Ensemble, directed by Orchestra Leader Roman Simovic and featuring virtuoso principals from each section, are a key example of this practice, showcasing the wealth of talent that the London Symphony Orchestra has to offer. Following two well-received releases, the LSO String Ensemble continues on LSO Live with three English masterpieces, two of which given their first performances by the Orchestra.
Hilary Hahn, London SO, Sir Colin Davis - Edward Elgar: Violin Concerto; Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending (2004)

Edward Elgar: Violin Concerto; Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending (2004)
Hilary Hahn, violin; London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Colin Davis, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 306 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 70 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 00289 474 5042 | Time: 01:06:04

Elgar’s Violin Concerto has a certain mystique about it independent of the knee-jerk obeisance it has received in the British press. It probably is the longest and most difficult of all Romantic violin concertos, requiring not just great technical facility but great concentration from the soloist and a real partnership of equals with the orchestra. And like all of Elgar’s large orchestral works, it is extremely episodic in construction and liable to fall apart if not handled with a compelling sense of the long line. In reviewing the score while listening to this excellent performance, I was struck by just how fussy Elgar’s indications often are: the constant accelerandos and ritards, and the minute (and impractical) dynamic indications that ask more questions than they sometimes answer. No version, least of all the composer’s own, even attempts to realize them all: it would be impossible without italicizing and sectionalizing the work to death.
Vaughan Williams / Duruflé / Copland & Others - Mass in G Minor & Other A Capella Works (2006, Telarc # CD-80654) [RE-UP]

Vaughan Williams / Duruflé / Copland & Others - Mass in G Minor & Other A Capella Works
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chamber Chorus / NormanMacKenzie
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 194 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Telarc # CD-80654 | Country/Year: US 2006
Genre: Classical | Style: Vocal
Nicholas Daniel, Britten Sinfonia & James MacMillan - Vaughan Williams & James Macmillan: Oboe Concertos (2015)

Nicholas Daniel, Britten Sinfonia & James MacMillan - Vaughan Williams & James Macmillan: Oboe Concertos (2015)
Classical | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Artwork | 01:05:59 | 269 MB
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalogue No: HMU807573

Two major British oboe concertos featuring soloist Nicholas Daniel with the Britten Sinfonia. Composer James MacMillan conducts the world premiere recording of his own Concerto (dedicated to Nicholas Daniel), as well as his 2012 composition 'One' and the Britten 'Suite on English Folk Tunes: A Time There Was'. The oboist himself directs the Ralph Vaughan Williams concerto, the work with which he won the BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition at the age of 18.
Andrew Manze - Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony, Symphony No.8 (2016)

Andrew Manze - Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony, Symphony No.8 (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:15:28 | 173 MB
Label: Onyx Classics

Andrew Manze has established himself as one of the leading interpreters of Vaughan Williams Symphonies. His 2012 BBC Proms performances drew critical acclaim, and were highlights of that season's Proms. ONYX Classics will release one volume a year, completing the cycle in the spring of 2019 with Symphonies 7 and 9. It was Vaughan Williams's friend and fellow composer George Butterworth who in 1912 suggested he write a purely orchestral symphony.
Vaughan Williams: The First Nowell; Bach: Cantata 63; Mendelssohn: Vom Himmel Hoch (2010)

Vaughan Williams: The First Nowell; Bach: Cantata 63; Mendelssohn: Vom Himmel Hoch (2010)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 293 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Lpo | Catalog Number: 50

This disc is a far cry from the typical fare we’ve come to expect on the shelves around the Christmas season. The inclusion of Bach’s sublime Cantata 63 and Mendelssohn’s Vom Himmel hoch give the disc a year round appeal. Vaughan Williams’ joyful The First Nowell is a veritable feast of well loved carols and the London Philharmonic Choir together with soloists Lisa Milne and Christopher Maltman exude Christmas cheer.