Tag Archives: Vaughan Williams

Shrill frenzy: fierce Walton from Nicholas Collon and the Philharmonia

Walton, Vaughan Williams, Ravel: Philharmonia/Collon *** Royal Festival Hall, 1st December 2016 Breaking up is hard to do. If his First Symphony is anything to go by, William Walton took it particularly badly. A turbulent love affair with his mistress, … Continue reading

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London in Liverpool: Manze and RLPO launch new Vaughan Williams cycle in style

Vaughan Williams: Symphonies 2 & 8 RLPO/Andrew Manze (Onyx 4155) One of the most memorable of Proms concerts in recent years was a trio of Vaughan Williams’ symphonies conducted by Andrew Manze in 2012. He led the BBC Scottish quite … Continue reading

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Inspired by Shakespeare: a London gala to celebrate The Bard

Shakespeare400 Gala: LPO/Jurowski *** Royal Festival Hall, 23rd April 2016 “If music be the food of love, play on, give me excess of it.” There was certainly plenty of Shakespeare-inspired music on the bill for the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s celebration … Continue reading

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