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Label:
  Artemis Classics - http://www.vanguardclassics.com/
Serial:
  1507-2
Title:
  Vaughan Williams: Orchestral Works - Abravanel
Description:
  Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, Flos Campi, Five Variants of "Dives and Lazarus", Fantasia on "Greensleeves"

Utah Symphony Orchestra
Maurice Abravanel (conductor)
Track listing:
 
Genre:
  Classical - Orchestral
Content:
  Stereo
Media:
  Hybrid
Recording type:
  Analogue
Recording info:
 

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Review by ritournel June 2, 2005 (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
This is a remarkable recording of some Ralph Vaughan Williams's best works. The musician's performance is definitely outstanding, reflecting a deep respect and understanding of RVW's music. The choice of the works is great with a mix of well known pieces and some other which are quite seldom but beautifull as well.
Unfortunately, sonics are not at the level of the musician's performance : dynamics are correct, stage could be wider, accuracy is weak especially during the violin chorus in the "Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis" and the harp in "Dives and Lazarus".
Anyway I like this record because of the tremendous beauty of the intepretation, forget it's an SACD and you will be happy with it!

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Works: 4  

Ralph Vaughan Williams - 5 Variants of "Dives and Lazarus" (1939)
Ralph Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis (1910, rev. 1913/19)
Ralph Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on Greensleeves (1934)
Ralph Vaughan Williams - Flos Campi (1925)