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Ralph Vaughan Williams: Discoveries

Jennifer Johnston, Roderick Williams, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins

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3 Nocturnes  
1.1
Nocturne No. 1. Smile O Voluptuous Cool-Breath'd Earth
Ralph Vaughan Williams; Anthony Payne; Roderick Williams; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Martyn Brabbins
3:53
1.2
Nocturne No. 2. Whispers of Heavenly Death
Ralph Vaughan Williams; Anthony Payne; Roderick Williams; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Martyn Brabbins
6:03
1.3
Nocturne No. 3. Out of the Rolling Ocean
Ralph Vaughan Williams; Anthony Payne; Roderick Williams; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Martyn Brabbins
7:52
1.4
A Road All Paved with Stars (after R. Vaughan Williams' A Poisoned Kiss)
Adrian Williams; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Martyn Brabbins
27:05
1.5
Stricken Peninsula (arr. by P. Lane)
Ralph Vaughan Williams; Philip Lane; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Martyn Brabbins
8:15
4 Last Songs (orch. by A. Payne)  
1.6
No. 1. Procris
Ralph Vaughan Williams; Anthony Payne; Jennifer Johnston; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Martyn Brabbins
2:29
1.7
No. 2. Tired
Ralph Vaughan Williams; Anthony Payne; Jennifer Johnston; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Martyn Brabbins
2:12
1.8
No. 3. Hands, Eyes and Heart
Ralph Vaughan Williams; Anthony Payne; Jennifer Johnston; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Martyn Brabbins
1:29
1.9
No. 4. Menelaus
Ralph Vaughan Williams; Anthony Payne; Jennifer Johnston; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Martyn Brabbins
5:05
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    64:23
Grammy Award nomination - Best Classical Compendium, 2016 Discoveries contains world premiere recordings of works by Ralph Vaughan Williams that offer insight into the composer as a visionary, a romantic, a patriot and a lover. The selections performed here by Martyn Brabbins and the BBC Symphony Orchestra span Williams's entire working career, from the Three Nocturnes of 1908 to the Four Last Songs written some 50 years later. What unites them is that three living composers were involved in realizing them in their present form: Anthony Payne, Adrian Williams and Philip Lane combine an understanding of this music with a deep love of it, so that the additional writing enhances rather than conceals or modifies Williams's originals.
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