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Vaughan Williams: Fantasia On "Greensleeves"; The Lark Ascending / Delius: Two Pieces; Two Aquarelles; Intermezzo / Walton: Two Pieces
 
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Vaughan Williams: Fantasia On "Greensleeves"; The Lark Ascending / Delius: Two Pieces; Two Aquarelles; Intermezzo / Walton: Two Pieces

19 Oct 1993 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 4 Oct 1993
  • Release Date: 4 Oct 1993
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon (DG)
  • Copyright: (C) 1993 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Hamburg
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  • Total Length: 1:05:35
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  • ASIN: B001N9SQMG
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,910 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Hambletta-Maud on 7 July 2008
Format: Audio CD
a stunningly recorded collection. there is the familiar "the lark ascending", in what is probably the most gorgeous version out there, with daniel barenboim coaxing the most sumptuous sounds from the english chamber orchestra and pinchas zuckerman and the "fantasia on greensleeves" which also sounds wonderful. less familiar, perhaps, are the two pieces from the film "henry v" by walton. these are deserved of a greater audience, being two very fine short pieces. the delius pieces, however, will keep one involved for a short while but ultimately it will be the vaughan williams and walton that will bring the listener back to this album.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Peter Richardson on 7 May 2008
Format: Audio CD
I have several recordings of Vaughan Williams' The Lark Ascending. But all lacked something - whether technical e.g. the levels seemed too low, or artistic - the playing simply lacked flair. However Pinchas Zukerman nails it in this recording. He plays with tremendous zest and panache, which takes the piece to a new level for me. The other works are also treated well, but my purchase was really in pursuit of that elusive, perfect, Lark Ascending. In my view, this is it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bert D. Dulong on 25 Dec 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is my absolutely favorite classical album-- an audiophile's delight.

I originally heard most of this recording in my college's music library shortly after the original recordings were done. Deutche Grammaphon cannot be beat for quality, and I special-ordered the LP for my own collection.

I finally found the digitally-remastered re-release on CD, augmented by an oboe concerto by the same group and conductor but a couple of years later than the other pieces. The music's tempo on the CD is a little faster than playback on my turntable, (which I had to get used to), and the order of pieces is different (which I could not get used to and corrected when I burned my archival copy of the CD). Sadly the digital remastering erased at least one of my favorite "flaws"; you can no longer hear someone clunking a music stand with instrument or baton, but the stage floorboards still squeak behind the music as someone walks around the stage! All in all, it's still a masterpiece, and the oboe concerto is a nice addition.

I will say that with fine original recordings like this one, even an inferior playback of the LP demonstrates the loss of warmth sacrificed to the brillance of digital re-rendering.
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