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Andrew Manze
Vaughan Williams Symphonies 5&6

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958)

Symphony No.5 in D
1. I. Preludio: Moderato – Allegro 11.00
2. II. Scherzo: Presto 4.53
3. III. Romanza: Lento 11.58
4. IV. Passacaglia: Moderato – Allegro 9.41

Symphony No.6 in E minor
5. I. Allegro 7.09
6. II. Moderato 9.29
7. III. Scherzo: Allegro vivace 5.54
8. IV. Epilogue: Moderato 10.03

Total timing: 70.12
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Andrew Manze conductor

Catalogue No: ONYX4184

Andrew Manze’s interpretations of Vaughan Williams’ Symphonies have met with acclaim from audiences and critics alike. This third album in the series contains two masterpieces. The 5th Symphony of 1943, displaying a ‘greatness of soul’, as one commentator at the time wrote, draws on material for The Pilgrim’s Progress from 1906. The 6th Symphony of 1948 stunned the audience at its premiere – some tried to explain the work’s last movement as depicting a nuclear wasteland. Vaughan Williams denied it was a war symphony, renewing the questions asked about the 4th: why did he write such another violent work, what does it mean? The composer, shocked by the nuclear wasteland talk, commented, ‘we can get in words nearest to the substance of my last movement in "We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep” from The Tempest’.

 

 

 

 

 


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Track Number
Title
Duration
MP3
1
Vaughan Williams, Ralph
Symphony No.5 in D: I. Preludio: Moderato - Allegro
11:00
2
Vaughan Williams, Ralph
Symphony No.5 in D: II. Scherzo: Presto
4:53
3
Vaughan Williams, Ralph
Symphony No.5 in D: III. Romanza: Lento
11:58
4
Vaughan Williams, Ralph
Symphony No.5 in D: IV. Passacaglia: Moderato - Allegro
9:41
5
Vaughan Williams, Ralph
Symphony No.6 in E minor: I. Allegro
7:09
6
Vaughan Williams, Ralph
Symphony No.6 in E minor: II. Moderato
9:29
7
Vaughan Williams, Ralph
Symphony No.6 in E minor: III. Scherzo: Allegro vivace
5:54
8
Vaughan Williams, Ralph
Symphony No.6 in E minor: IV. Epilogue: Moderato
10:03

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Title
Duration
Complete/Excerpt
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1. Symphony No.5 in D: I. Preludio: Moderato - Allegro
6:44
Excerpt
2. Symphony No.5 in D: II. Scherzo: Presto
4:55
Complete
3. Symphony No.5 in D: III. Romanza: Lento
7:30
Excerpt
4. Symphony No.6 in E minor: I. Allegro
7:11
Complete
5. Symphony No.6 in E minor: III. Scherzo: Allegro vivace
5:56
Complete