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Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 6 in E Minor - Symphony No. 4 in F Minor

Hallé, Sir Mark Elder

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Symphony No. 6 in E Minor  
1
I. Allegro
Ralph Vaughan Williams; Hallé; Sir Mark Elder
8:01
2
II. Moderato
Ralph Vaughan Williams; Hallé; Sir Mark Elder
7:56
3
III. Scherzo. Allegro vivace
Ralph Vaughan Williams; Hallé; Sir Mark Elder
6:44
4
IV. Epilogue. Moderato
Ralph Vaughan Williams; Hallé; Sir Mark Elder
9:39
Symphony No. 4 in F Minor  
5
I. Allegro
Ralph Vaughan Williams; Hallé; Sir Mark Elder
8:24
6
II. Andante moderato
Ralph Vaughan Williams; Hallé; Sir Mark Elder
9:59
7
III. Scherzo. Allegro molto
Ralph Vaughan Williams; Hallé; Sir Mark Elder
5:37
8
IV. Finale con epilogo fugato. Allegro molto
Ralph Vaughan Williams; Hallé; Sir Mark Elder
8:26
Total Playing Time    64:46
"Elder’s lavish care pays particularly handsome dividends in the first movement’s haunted Lento coda and the same material’s devastatingly inevitable return at fig 13 (2'48") in the finale. The slow movement, too, is extremely fine (the numerous cantabile markings tastefully observed – and a special word of praise for the sensitive flute solo at the close)."
- Andrew Achenbach, Gramophone

"Hallé’s tradition of playing Vaughan Williams is a long and enduring one. In my view no other orchestra currently knows his works as intimately and it feels as if the music runs through its veins like lifeblood."
- Michael Cookson, MusicWeb International

Sir Mark Elder leads the legendary Hallé in his fifth instalment of Vaughan Williams symphonies. The severity of the Fourth Symphony is smoothed over by Elder's notorious calm restraint, and his musicians bring out the dynamic extremes in the piece with tight precision. The Sixth is exhilarating and menacing, with the Hallé's thunderous power on full display.
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