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Vaughan Williams: Orchestral Works

Martin Rummel, Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, Karl-Heinz Steffens

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The Poisoned Kiss  
1
Overture
Ralph Vaughan Williams; Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz; Karl-Heinz Steffens
6:43
2
Fantasia on Sussex Folk Tunes
Ralph Vaughan Williams; Martin Rummel; Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz; Karl-Heinz Steffens
11:54
Bucolic Suite  
3
I. Allegro
Ralph Vaughan Williams; Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz; Karl-Heinz Steffens
4:13
4
II. Andante
Ralph Vaughan Williams; Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz; Karl-Heinz Steffens
6:51
5
III. Intermezzo. Allegretto
Ralph Vaughan Williams; Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz; Karl-Heinz Steffens
4:09
6
IV. Finale. Allegro
Ralph Vaughan Williams; Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz; Karl-Heinz Steffens
6:03
7
In the Fen Country
Ralph Vaughan Williams; Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz; Karl-Heinz Steffens
15:27
3 Portraits from the England of Elizabeth  
8
No. 1, Explorer
Ralph Vaughan Williams; Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz; Karl-Heinz Steffens
4:19
9
No. 2, Poet
Ralph Vaughan Williams; Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz; Karl-Heinz Steffens
7:01
10
No. 3, Queen
Ralph Vaughan Williams; Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz; Karl-Heinz Steffens
5:18
Total Playing Time    71:58
“…Overall, then, this is a highly appealing disc. It works well as a sequence, and is well suited for use both as a Vaughan Williams primer and as a potential gap-filler for a collector who already knows, say, the symphonies, the Tallis Fantasia, Dives and Lazarus and some of the concertos. Above all it conveys, in sometimes miniature form, many of the hallmarks of Vaughan Williams’s greatness: his creative rootedness in English folk music, the individuality of his own voice, his melodic gifts and, not least, his superlative command of orchestral colour. Warmly welcomed and recommended.”
- Nigel Harris (MusicWeb-International.com)

Together with his friend Holst, at the beginning of the 20th century Ralph Vaughan Williams deliberately took the course of liberating himself from ''German influence'', as they called it, working for original British music. He found models and inspiration in original English folk music. Most of the works recorded here rank among the less known pieces by the composer, but all of them very clearly reflect the personal hue, the absolutely ''personal style'' of Ralph Vaughan Williams.
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