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Vaughan Williams: Symphonies Nos 4 & 6 – LSO Live

Vaughan Williams: Symphonies Nos 4 & 6

  • Release date: 16 April 2021
    LSO0867 | 0822231186724

    1 disc in jewel case
    Booklet in English, French & German
    SACD incl.stereo | multi-channel 5.1

    Producer: Andrew Cornall
    Engineers: Classic Sound
    Recorded Barbican Hall, London
    December 2019 & March 2020

£10.99

Sir Antonio Pappano
London Symphony Orchestra 


Sir Antonio Pappano leads the London Symphony Orchestra in a pair of symphonies by Ralph Vaughan Williams that span the build-up and aftermath of the Second World War.

Throughout the Fourth Symphony Vaughan Williams channels tension and power through the music in amongst moments of light and clarity. It evokes a sense of hardship and persistence, perhaps suggesting the ever-present threat of war in the 1930s.

Written in 1947, the composer's Sixth Symphony also seems to reflect the hardships and devastation wrought by World War II. Melancholic in some movements, ferocious in others.

Composer  
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor   Sir Antonio Pappano
Performers   London Symphony Orchestra

Track list

1. Symphony No. 4 in F minor, I. Allegro
2. Symphony No. 4 in F minor, II. Andante moderato
3. Symphony No. 4 in F minor, III. Scherzo: Allegro moderato
4. Symphony No. 4 in F minor, IV. Finale con epilogo fugato: Allegro molto
5. Symphony No. 6 in E minor, I. Allegro
6. Symphony No. 6 in E minor, II. Moderato
7. Symphony No. 6 in E minor, III. Scherzo: Allegro vivace
8. Symphony No. 6 in E minor, IV. Epilogue: Moderato