Much to Enjoy
Mark Padmore sings
British vocal music -
'... beautifully sung, recorded and presented ...'
In the wake of the nineteenth century's Austro-Germanic dominance of the European musical scene, British composers started to feel the pinch as early as the 1870s, and maybe even before. But with the dawn of the twentieth century, things started to change, and by the first two decades British music had re-established a firm footing on mainland Europe. At the heart of this revival was Ralph Vaughan Williams, whose indefatigable efforts to re-launch the national heritage of English song were the catalyst of a renaissance that inspired a host of other composers to follow suit.
Indeed, Vaughan Williams was still working at the medium up to the very end of his life...
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