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Vaughan Williams
conducted by Hickox -
heard by
PAUL SARCICH

'... this series will undoubtedly please British music aficionados.'

Vaughan Williams: A Cotswold Romance; The Death of Tintagiles. Richard Hickox. © 1998, 2012 Chandos Records Ltd

Digitally remastered from the 1997 premiere recordings of these works, this disc is one of the Hickox Legacy series that Chandos has recently embarked on, repackaging some of the over 280 CDs that the late Richard Hickox recorded for the label. Hickox's devotion to British music is well-known enough to need no further comment, so this series will undoubtedly please British music aficionados.

In the present case the major work is the concert cantata that Vaughan Williams adapted from his first opera Hugh the Drover. At a century's remove it is perhaps difficult to imagine what a brave step it was for him to contemplate in 1910 the idea of a rustic opera founded in folksong...

Copyright © 31 July 2012 Paul Sarcich,
London UK

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VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: A COTSWOLD ROMANCE; THE DEATH OF TINTAGILES

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS

MAURICE JACOBSON

MATTHEW BROOK

LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

RICHARD HICKOX

CHANDOS RECORDS

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

UNITED KINGDOM

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