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Re: Vaughan Williams's Veranda
« Reply #3100 on: January 07, 2018, 01:32:23 PM »
Have been listening to Berglund's Bournemouth SO version of Symphony 6. One of the (very) few to get it right IMHO. A wonderfully gripping performance.
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Re: Vaughan Williams's Veranda
« Reply #3101 on: January 07, 2018, 04:33:31 PM »
Have been listening to Berglund's Bournemouth SO version of Symphony 6. One of the (very) few to get it right IMHO. A wonderfully gripping performance.

Added to my Tidal queue. 

https://tidal.com/album/2954137

My current favorite is Boult/EMI.

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Re: Vaughan Williams's Veranda
« Reply #3102 on: January 07, 2018, 11:26:31 PM »
Added to my Tidal queue. 

https://tidal.com/album/2954137

My current favorite is Boult/EMI.

That double album is excellent as Berglund's version of Symphony 4 was the top choice on BBC 'Building a Library'. I like Gibson's more controversial No.5 and Silvestri's Tallis Fantasia from Winchester Cathedral is one of the most atmospheric. I listened to Berglund's No.6 from the CD in the Berglund boxed set where it is coupled with Bliss's 'Miracle in the Gorbals' - a great disc as well.
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Re: Vaughan Williams's Veranda
« Reply #3103 on: January 09, 2018, 07:11:07 AM »
If you like or want to discover VW's chamber music or songs you should enjoy this - a lovely compilation with some interesting arrangements:


I played the whole disc through and then had to repeat the experience.
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Re: Vaughan Williams's Veranda
« Reply #3104 on: January 09, 2018, 07:16:51 AM »
If you like or want to discover VW's chamber music or songs you should enjoy this - a lovely compilation with some interesting arrangements:


I played the whole disc through and then had to repeat the experience.
 :)

I made this post back in early December:

Coming in January:



https://www.chandos.net/products/catalogue/CHAN%2010969

After I made the post, I thought well that seemed like it was ‘for nothing’, but glad you picked up the recording, Jeffrey, and, apparently enjoy it. I probably will, too, as I don’t own any performances of Songs Of Travel.
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Re: Vaughan Williams's Veranda
« Reply #3105 on: January 09, 2018, 07:22:57 AM »
Is any post on GMG truly ‘for nothing’?  8)  0:)
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Re: Vaughan Williams's Veranda
« Reply #3106 on: January 09, 2018, 07:26:07 AM »
I made this post back in early December:

After I made the post, I thought well that seemed like it was ‘for nothing’, but glad you picked up the recording, Jeffrey, and, apparently enjoy it. I probably will, too, as I don’t own any performances of Songs Of Travel.
Sorry I didn't respond at the time John but thank you for alerting me to it. The darkly moving 'Romance' of uncertain date for Viola and Piano was definitely a highlight for me. I like the Songs of Travel very much. They were later orchestrated (not by VW) but this is as good a performance of the original version than you are likely to find. Altogether a lovely disc - ideal late-night listening I think. The gentle Orpheus and his Lute is one of my favourite VW songs.
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Re: Vaughan Williams's Veranda
« Reply #3107 on: January 09, 2018, 07:29:51 AM »
Is any post on GMG truly ‘for nothing’?  8)  0:)

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Re: Vaughan Williams's Veranda
« Reply #3108 on: January 09, 2018, 07:32:31 AM »
Sorry I didn't respond at the time John but thank you for alerting me to it. The darkly moving 'Romance' of uncertain date for Viola and Piano was definitely a highlight for me. I like the Songs of Travel very much. They were later orchestrated (not by VW) but this is as good a performance of the original version than you are likely to find. Altogether a lovely disc - ideal late-night listening I think. The gentle Orpheus and his Lute is one of my favourite VW songs.

No worries, Jeffrey. 8) Yes, the Romance for viola & piano is a beautiful work. I’ve got two performances of it --- one on ECM (w/ Kashkashian/Levin) and on Hyperion (The Nash Ensemble). For me, the Nash’s performance is my favorite of the two.
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Re: Vaughan Williams's Veranda
« Reply #3109 on: January 09, 2018, 08:08:13 AM »
No worries, Jeffrey. 8) Yes, the Romance for viola & piano is a beautiful work. I’ve got two performances of it --- one on ECM (w/ Kashkashian/Levin) and on Hyperion (The Nash Ensemble). For me, the Nash’s performance is my favorite of the two.

Ah yes, I knew I'd heard it before and I also have that fine Nash version John.
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« Reply #3110 on: January 09, 2018, 09:20:48 AM »
Ah yes, I knew I'd heard it before and I also have that fine Nash version John.

There is also a version of the Viola Romance for full orchestra by Stephen Bell on Dutton that I can recommend as well:

https://www.duttonvocalion.co.uk/proddetail.php?prod=CDLX7216

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Re: Vaughan Williams's Veranda
« Reply #3111 on: January 09, 2018, 02:26:26 PM »
There is also a version of the Viola Romance for full orchestra by Stephen Bell on Dutton that I can recommend as well:

https://www.duttonvocalion.co.uk/proddetail.php?prod=CDLX7216
Thank you! And I have that recording, purchased for the fine Stanley Bate work. So, must listen to the VW.
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Re: Vaughan Williams's Veranda
« Reply #3112 on: January 09, 2018, 03:37:48 PM »
So, must listen to the VW.
You must WHAT??!!??
Immediately, how DARE you neglect such a fine piece for so long.  8)  :D
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Re: Vaughan Williams's Veranda
« Reply #3113 on: January 09, 2018, 03:43:23 PM »
You must WHAT??!!??
Immediately, how DARE you neglect such a fine piece for so long.  8)  :D
Keep calm  ;)

I must have heard it when I originally bought the CD but I think that I was very much focused on the Stanley Bate (my first encounter with his music).

So, let me rephrase that:

'So, must listen to the VW AGAIN'.

Hope that clarifies the situation.

I need a drink.

 8)
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Re: Vaughan Williams's Veranda
« Reply #3114 on: January 10, 2018, 01:10:53 AM »
Also try it in its version for cello and orchestra, here by Julian Lloyd Webber:
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/Luk9Nd-Du-U" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/Luk9Nd-Du-U</a>
I have listened a lot to this work since Johan kindly posted it. The booklet notes for the (very enjoyable) CD state that VW made the arrangement for cello of the 'Romanza' from his Tuba Concerto himself. The CD has been a nice discovery, one of the few that my wife enjoys as well. Other highlights are the 'Invocation' by Holst and Percy Grainger's 'Youthful Rapture' although I enjoyed the whole CD. My cheap second-hand copy was signed by the cellist - so, thank you Johan!
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Re: Vaughan Williams's Veranda
« Reply #3115 on: January 10, 2018, 01:26:36 AM »
My cheap second-hand copy was signed by the cellist - so, thank you Johan!
 :)
Since when is Lloyd Webber only signing cheap second-hand copies?  ;) Many thanks, 'discovered' this CD myself only two years ago & enjoyed it very much too. We'll toast on it in a pub in Sussex, coming May.  8)
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Re: Vaughan Williams's Veranda
« Reply #3116 on: January 10, 2018, 03:25:36 AM »
Since when is Lloyd Webber only signing cheap second-hand copies?  ;) Many thanks, 'discovered' this CD myself only two years ago & enjoyed it very much too. We'll toast on it in a pub in Sussex, coming May.  8)

I think he signed the original as it is inscribed 'To Ernie...'  8)

That Cyril Scott work at the end of the CD with the bagpipe imitation 'reel' is a hoot!

Yes, looking forward to May.  :)
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Re: Vaughan Williams's Veranda
« Reply #3117 on: January 10, 2018, 04:38:36 AM »
I think he signed the original as it is inscribed 'To Ernie...'  8)

How strange that he thought your name was Ernie!

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Re: Vaughan Williams's Veranda
« Reply #3118 on: January 10, 2018, 05:16:28 AM »
How strange that he thought your name was Ernie!

(j/k)

I need another drink now...

 8)
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