Hallé Orchestra & Sir Mark Elder - Vaughan Williams: Symphonies Nos. 6 & 4 (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:04:50 | 149 MB
Label: Halle Concerts Society
Hallé announces their latest release, continuing their series of Vaughan Williams symphonies in live recordings from the Bridgewater Hall. The Sixth Symphony caused a sensation at its premiere in 1948 and was performed 100 times in the following two years. It was composed during a period in which Vaughan Williams was writing film scores, the experience of which had the effect of sparking his imagination in the extravagant use of the orchestra. The work is claimed by many to have an external ‘war’ programme, a fact dismissed by the composer. Either way the result is undoubtedly one of Vaughan Williams’ finest works; a tightly woven musical statement, with stunning melodies and orchestration which is at turns dramatic and expressive.