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Re: Vaughan Williams box set?
« Reply #60 on: November 15, 2018, 03:22:34 AM »
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Re: Vaughan Williams box set?
« Reply #61 on: November 15, 2018, 04:49:13 AM »
[...] I listened to Handley's "London" last week (Royal Liverpool PO) and blown away with both performance and recording.

Trippy:  I listened to this, myself, just a coupla days ago.
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Re: Vaughan Williams box set?
« Reply #62 on: November 15, 2018, 06:08:03 AM »
I also fondly remember Handley's LPO version of the London Symphony. I had it on a cassette where it was coupled with a refreshingly robust performance of the Tallis Fantasia. I still have the cassette but no means of playing it. I haven't heard it for years so can't really make comparisons.
I preferred Handley's LPO version of A London Symphony to the later Liverpool version. However, his No.6 was better IMHO in the later Liverpool version. Barbirolli's EMI 5th Symphony is my favourite, his Bavarian No.6 is worth hearing as well (Orfeo).

I think that the original plan was for Boult and Barbirolli to share the EMI cycle but after Barbirolli died Boult re-recorded nos 2 and 5.
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« Reply #63 on: November 15, 2018, 07:26:50 AM »
All,

This has been helpful, insightful, and interesting.  I've ordered the remastered Previn box (I also like that it contains the Tuba Concerto).

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« Reply #64 on: November 15, 2018, 08:26:53 AM »
All,

This has been helpful, insightful, and interesting.  I've ordered the remastered Previn box (I also like that it contains the Tuba Concerto).

Thanks again,
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And 'Three Portraits from the England of Elizabeth' which I rather like.
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« Reply #65 on: November 15, 2018, 08:36:47 AM »
And 'Three Portraits from the England of Elizabeth' which I rather like.
Like?!? It's terrific! And this is the best performance, too (out of three available).  8)
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« Reply #66 on: November 15, 2018, 08:45:14 AM »
Like?!? It's terrific! And this is the best performance, too (out of three available).  8)
Haha - yes, I understated my enthusiasm for it! And, yes, it is the best of the three versions (Marco Polo/Naxos/Chandos/RCA).
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I shall listen to it tonight as an act of penance.
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