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Vaughan Williams: Symphony Nos. 2 "A London Symphony" & 8

Sir John Barbirolli, Hallé Orchestra

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Symphony No. 2 in G Major "A London Symphony"  
1.1
I. Lento - Allegro risoluto, molto pesante
Ralph Vaughan Williams; Sir John Barbirolli; Hallé Orchestra
13:59
1.2
II. Lento
Ralph Vaughan Williams; Sir John Barbirolli; Hallé Orchestra
11:36
1.3
III. Scherzo. Nocturno
Ralph Vaughan Williams; Sir John Barbirolli; Hallé Orchestra
7:29
1.4
IV. Andante con moto - Moderato alla marcia
Ralph Vaughan Williams; Sir John Barbirolli; Hallé Orchestra
13:23
Symphony No. 8 in D Minor  
1.5
I. Fantasia. Variazoni senza tema
Ralph Vaughan Williams; Sir John Barbirolli; Hallé Orchestra
10:11
1.6
II. Scherzo alla marcia, per gli stromenti a vento
Ralph Vaughan Williams; Sir John Barbirolli; Hallé Orchestra
3:42
1.7
III. Cavatina, per gli stromenti a corde
Ralph Vaughan Williams; Sir John Barbirolli; Hallé Orchestra
7:49
1.8
IV. Toccata colle campanelle
Ralph Vaughan Williams; Sir John Barbirolli; Hallé Orchestra
5:07
Total Playing Time    73:16
Sir John Barbirolli heads the Hallé Orchestra to present this legacy programme of works from the great British symphonist Ralph Vaughan Williams! Strongly influenced by Tudor music and English folk-song, Elgar's output marked a decisive break in British music from its German-dominated style of the 19th century. Warner Classics releases this stunning recording as part of a brand new series, The Complete Warner Recordings. Spanning over 40 years, these recordings trace the career of Sir John Barbirolli, a conductor of proverbial warmth and generosity, a transformative force in British music and a legendary figure who collaborated with the greatest artists of his time. Shortly before his death in 1970 he completed a Sibelius cycle with the Hallé Orchestra, whose fortunes he had steered for nearly three decades, and among other composers closely linked with his name are Elgar, Delius, Brahms, Mozart, Mahler and Puccini. The wide-ranging contents of this landmark set, which comprises all the recordings Barbirolli made for HMV and PYE. Everything has been remastered in high definition, LP-era recordings from the original tapes, and 78-era recordings from the best available sources.
192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Warner Classics Studio Masters

Tracks 1-8 – contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source

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