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
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.
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