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Vaughan Williams : Symphony No.6, Fantasia On A Theme By Thomas Tallis & The Lark Ascending - Apex
 
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Vaughan Williams : Symphony No.6, Fantasia On A Theme By Thomas Tallis & The Lark Ascending - Apex

27 May 1991 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 27 May 1991
  • Release Date: 27 May 1991
  • Label: Warner Classics International
  • Copyright: 2003 Warner Classics, Warner Music UK
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  • Total Length: 1:02:19
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  • ASIN: B001LMDIS2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,558 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By P. Duffy on 17 Aug. 2008
Format: Audio CD
Geraint Lewis, writing in the September 2008 issue of Gramophone magazine, rates this as the best modern recording of the Tallis Fantasia. '...an embodiment of all that is great in English music', he writes, which I wholeheartedly agree with. Which surely makes this disc a fantastic bargain.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By AK Howard on 26 Jun. 2009
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I bought 2 copies of this Vaughan williams CD, one to illustrate a presentation of short pieces of writing on the theme of town and country, and the second as a prize for the member of the audience who could guess the name of the extract used (Lark Ascending). It stuck me as quintessentially representative of the atmosphere of the English countryside of my youth and that of my parents and grandparents. In those days, incidentally, we pronounced His name Ralph, not 'Rafe'.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Steam man on 30 Jan. 2010
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The choice of repertoire is excellent. Three of Vaughan Williams's masterpieces. There's the very big, very dark and loud 6th symphony. The lush and tuneful Thomas Tallis, and the pretty Lark Ascending. Just the right amount of light and shade.
The orchestra (well they are the house band for the Proms!), the conductor and the soloist are world class, and faultless.
Although the price tells you its not a recent recording (1990) you'd never know it(another fine pressing from Germany!).
Highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By legbreak on 11 Jun. 2013
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I agree with those who wrote that this is a wonderful disc. I have other very good performances of the 'Fantasia' (Barbirolli) and the 'Lark' (Bean and Boult), and I think we don't usually praise Tasmin Little enough, but I want to emphasis just how good Andrew Davis' performance of the 6th symphony is. I have Boult's EMI recording and also Handley's one but, notwithstanding my slight reservation about the passage for harps in the first movement, I think this my favourite of the three for it is so alive. Maybe we don't praise Andrew Davis enough? I'm saying that anyone who wants a really good 6th symphony need not look past this disc.

I hope that most of those who buy this disc explore the rest of VWs music. With respect to the symphonies I started many years ago with the 2nd but it took about five listens before I twigged (some will rightly guess it was the appearance of the girl selling lavender) but that's often the case with most good music, where the fruit lies concealed and patience is required to uncover it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By rosejkemp on 10 Feb. 2012
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What a beautiful piece of music The Lark Ascending is. I bought this for my wedding, and we had it playing while the guests assembled before the ceremony. It is exquisite and poignant,capturing the flight of the skylark as she soars upwards towards the heavens. There is something reminiscent of childhood about it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Green Man on 6 Feb. 2010
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I originally purchased this at full price, when it was in Teldec's British Line series. It was a bargain at full price, and at bargain price it is a steal. Simply glorious performances of some essential English masterpieces.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By eddie on 19 Mar. 2013
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The most stunning piece of music ever. If you liked Master and Commander (music) then buy this, you will not be let down.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Rikster on 11 Oct. 2009
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Sometimes you don't know where to start. This is a great place, most beautiful music.
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