Vaughan Williams - Symphonies 6 & 8, etc. | Hyperion CDA68396

Vaughan Williams - Symphonies 6 & 8, etc.

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Label: Hyperion

Cat No: CDA68396

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 7th October 2022

Contents

Artists

Roderick Williams (baritone)
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Martyn Brabbins

Works

Vaughan Williams, Ralph

England, my England
Symphony no.6 in E minor
Symphony no.8 in D minor
Tarry Trowsers (traditional)
The Carter (traditional)
Ward the Pirate (traditional)

Artists

Roderick Williams (baritone)
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Martyn Brabbins

About

‘Essential listening’‘fabulously assured’‘unequivocally excellent’: just a few of the critical superlatives earned by Martyn Brabbins’s magnificent Vaughan Williams symphony cycle. In this, the penultimate release of the series, two of the late symphonies are coupled with more rare RVW.

Reviews

the eager application and clean-limbed poise displayed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra captured in sound of impressive range, definition and depth. […] and Brabbins’s direction is unfailingly attentive and selfless. […] a strongly recommendable release.
Gramophone
This performance by Martin Brabbins and the BBC SO is the equal of any recent performance I have heard. In part this is due to the sophistication and clarity of the recording which allows so many of the attractive details of the score to register. But also Brabbins is very good at allowing the music to unfold in an unforced and good-natured way.
MusicWeb International
This is a daring movement; it’s a mysterious enigma. Brabbins obtains very withdrawn, sensitive playing from the BBCSO in a performance that is properly other-worldly. I think this is a very fine account of the Sixth.
MusicWeb International
Of course the superb recording helps, but the microphone can’t bring out things that aren’t already there. It’s all beautifully judged, right through to the near-ideal tempo (not hurried but always mobile) for that ghostly, awestruck finale [Symphony No. 6].
BBC Music Magazine November 2022

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