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Re: Vaughan Williams's Veranda
« Reply #3120 on: January 21, 2018, 03:26:12 PM »
Hooray, Grant Park Festival just published its schedule, we're getting VW #4 this year:

http://www.grantparkmusicfestival.com/2018season/prokofievwilliams


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Re: Vaughan Williams's Veranda
« Reply #3121 on: January 28, 2018, 03:37:44 AM »
Albion are due to release the first recording of Beyond My Dream: Music for Greek Plays in 2018

See link https://rvwsociety.com/Beyond-My-Dream/

Has anyone heard this yet? I must say I'm tempted by its description as "more than an hour of unknown but lovely music, from the early maturity of Vaughan Williams, now recorded for the first time."

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Re: Vaughan Williams's Veranda
« Reply #3122 on: January 28, 2018, 07:37:07 PM »
Has anyone heard this yet? I must say I'm tempted by its description as "more than an hour of unknown but lovely music, from the early maturity of Vaughan Williams, now recorded for the first time."
Not yet but the samples sound good:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ralph-Vaughan-Williams-Sinfonia-ALBCD033/dp/B077MT9GYH/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1517196610&sr=1-1&keywords=vaughan+williams+beyond+my+dream
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Re: Vaughan Williams's Veranda
« Reply #3123 on: January 31, 2018, 06:46:21 AM »
Has anyone heard this yet? I must say I'm tempted by its description as "more than an hour of unknown but lovely music, from the early maturity of Vaughan Williams, now recorded for the first time."

I agree with the description having just listened to the CD right through. What surprised me was how characteristic the music was of later VW scores. Parts reminded me of 'Riders to the Sea' and 'Pilgrim's Progress'. There's quite a lot of spoken accompaniment but that was not a problem for me and really added to my interest. In all a rather beautiful and moving CD. I'm very pleased to have bought it thanks to Oates's enquiry.
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Re: Vaughan Williams's Veranda
« Reply #3124 on: February 01, 2018, 09:06:02 AM »
Just ordered this myself - the completist in me would might have won out eventually in any case, but it does sound like a top drawer RVW effort.

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Re: Vaughan Williams's Veranda
« Reply #3125 on: February 02, 2018, 06:55:47 AM »
Just ordered this myself - the completist in me would might have won out eventually in any case, but it does sound like a top drawer RVW effort.

I'm sure that you won't be disappointed - in some respects, I think, it is one of the most interesting and unusual of those Albion releases. Let us know what you make of it. I want to hear it again myself over the weekend.
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Re: Vaughan Williams's Veranda
« Reply #3126 on: February 02, 2018, 07:33:29 AM »
I'm sure that you won't be disappointed - in some respects, I think, it is one of the most interesting and unusual of those Albion releases. Let us know what you make of it. I want to hear it again myself over the weekend.
Agreed. Gave it a first spin this week - it's available on Spotify since a couple of days - and am positively surprised.
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