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RLPO / Andrew Manze
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS 'Antartica' Symphony &Symphony no.9

SYMPHONY NO.7 ‘SINFONIA ANTARTICA’

1. I Prelude: Andante maestoso 11.05

2. II Scherzo: Moderato 5.24

3. III Landscape: Lento 10.53

4. IV Intermezzo: Andante sostenuto 6.20

5. V Epilogue: Alla marcia, moderato (non troppo allegro) 8.55

 

SYMPHONY NO.9 IN E MINOR

6. I Moderato maestoso 10.54

7. II Andante sostenuto 8.53

8. III Scherzo: Allegro pesante 5.48

9. IV Andante tranquillo 15.05

Total time: 83.26


Catalogue No: ONYX4190

This, the final volume in the series of Vaughan Williams symphonies from the RLPO conducted by Andrew Manze, contains two of the most misunderstood and undervalued of the nine. The Seventh, ‘Sinfonia antartica’, is not a film score turned into a symphony, but a symphony in its own right, with very little of the original film music used. It does relate to incidents in the film, and the story of Scott’s doomed expedition captivated the composer. The Ninth, from his last years, shows no sign of creative decline. Although once more the composer denied any programmatic background, his manuscript clearly shows that the opening movement had been labelled as ‘Wessex Prelude’, and Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles, Salisbury Plain and Stonehenge all feature in the non-musical imagery.

 

 

 

 

 


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Track Number
Title
Duration
MP3
1
Vaughan Williams, Ralph
SYMPHONY NO.7 ‘SINFONIA ANTARTICA’ I Prelude: Andante maestoso
11:05
2
Vaughan Williams, Ralph
SYMPHONY NO.7 ‘SINFONIA ANTARTICA’ II Scherzo: Moderato
5:24
3
Vaughan Williams, Ralph
SYMPHONY NO.7 ‘SINFONIA ANTARTICA’ III Landscape: Lento
10:53
4
Vaughan Williams, Ralph
SYMPHONY NO.7 ‘SINFONIA ANTARTICA' IV Intermezzo: Andante sostenuto
6:20
5
Vaughan Williams, Ralph
SYMPHONY NO.7 ‘SINFONIA ANTARTICA’ V Epilogue: Alla marcia, moderato (non troppo allegro)
8:55
6
Vaughan Williams, Ralph
SYMPHONY NO.9 IN E MINOR I Moderato maestoso
10:54
7
Vaughan Williams, Ralph
SYMPHONY NO.9 IN E MINOR II Andante sostenuto
8:53
8
Vaughan Williams, Ralph
SYMPHONY NO.9 IN E MINOR III Scherzo: Allegro pesante
5:48
9
Vaughan Williams, Ralph
SYMPHONY NO.9 IN E MINOR IV Andante tranquillo
15:05

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1. 02 - Sinfonia Antartica - II.Scherzo Moderato
5.24
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2. 07 - Symphony No.9 in E minor - II.Andante sostenuto
8:53
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