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Andrew Manze
Vaughan Williams: Symphonies Vol. 1

Symphony No.2 in G ‘A London Symphony’
1. I. Lento – Allegro risoluto (molto pesante) 14.29
2. II. Lento 10.59
3. III. Scherzo (Nocturne): Allegro vivace 7.55
4. IV. Andante con moto – Maestoso alla Marcia (quasi lento) – Allegro – Maestoso alla Marcia (alla I) – Epilogue (Andante sostenuto) 13.19

Symphony No.8 in D minor
5. I. Fantasia (Variazioni senza tema) 10.47
6. II. Scherzo alla marcia (per strumenti a fiato): Allegro alla marcia 3.50
7. III. Cavatina (per strumenti ad arco): Lento espressivo 9.03
8. IV. Toccata: Moderato maestoso 5.06

Total timing: 75.33

Catalogue No: ONYX4155

Andrew Manze’s interpretations of Vaughan Williams’ Symphonies have met with acclaim from audiences and critics alike. This first CD in a complete symphony cycle with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra contains ‘A London Symphony’ and the kaleidoscopically brilliant 8th. Inspired to write a purely orchestral symphony by his composer friend George Butterworth in 1912, the composer suggested it was ‘a symphony by a Londoner’. The 8th Symphony, scored for ‘all the ’phones and ’spiels known to the composer’, is a highly inventive work from the end of his life of which he said the opening movement was ‘seven variations in search of a theme’.

‘Manze’s Vaughan Williams [Symphony No.8] was beautifully imagined from the first gleaming pools of vibraphone and celesta to the carnivalesque scherzo for wind and the tender cavatina for strings.’ The Times, October 2015 (Liverpool Philharmonic Hall)

 

 

 

 

 


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Track Number
Title
Duration
MP3
1
Vaughan Williams, Ralph
Symphony No. 2 In G "A London Symphony": I. Lento - Allegro Risoluto (Molto Pesante)
14:30
2
Vaughan Williams, Ralph
Symphony No. 2 In G "A London Symphony": II. Lento
11:00
3
Vaughan Williams, Ralph
Symphony No. 2 In G "A London Symphony": III. Scherzo (Nocturne) - Allegro Vivace
7:55
4
Vaughan Williams, Ralph
Symphony No. 2 In G "A London Symphony": IV. Andante Con Moto - Maestoso Alla Marcia (Quasi Lento) - Allegro - Maestoso Alla Marcia (Alla I) - Epilogue (Andante Sostenuto)
13:20
5
Vaughan Williams, Ralph
Symphony No. 8 In D Minor: I. Fantasia (Variazioni Senza Tema)
10:47
6
Vaughan Williams, Ralph
Symphony No. 8 In D Minor: II. Scherzo Alla Marcia (Per Stromenti A Fiato) - Allegro Alla Marcia
3:51
7
Vaughan Williams, Ralph
Symphony No. 8 In D Minor: III. Cavatina (Per Stromenti Ad Arco) - Lento Espressivo
9:04
8
Vaughan Williams, Ralph
Symphony No. 8 In D Minor: IV. Toccata - Moderato Maestoso
5:06

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1. Symphony No. 2 In G
03:37
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2. Symphony No. 2 In G
05:27
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3. Symphony No. 2 In G
05:14
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4. Symphony No. 8 In D Minor: II. Scherzo Alla Marcia (Per Stromenti A Fiato) - Allegro Alla Marcia
03:50
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5. Symphony No. 8 In D Minor: IV. Toccata - Moderato Maestoso
05:06
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