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Komponist: Vaughan Williams, Ralph (1872-1958)

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Geburtsjahr1872
Sterbejahr1958
NationalitätVereinigtes Königreich
Epoche20. Jahrhundert
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LondonBrodsky Quartet: On Wenlock Edge with Daniel Norman and Sholto Kynoch

© Sarah Cresswell
Cornysh II, Tallis, Gibbons, Finzi, Ravel, Vaughan Williams
Daniel Norman; Sholto Kynoch; Brodsky Quartet

ParisLes Chanteurs d'oiseaux, Geneviève Laurenceau et Lidija Bizjak

Granados, Bartók, Vaughan Williams, Kreisler, Chopin, Liszt, Saint-Saëns, Strawinsky, Dvořák, Tschaikowsky
Geneviève Laurenceau; Lidija Bizjak; Les Chanteurs d'oiseaux

LondonThe Royal Opera Christmas Concert

Rossini, Humperdinck, Puccini, Mozart, Vaughan Williams
Jennifer Davis; Hanna Hipp; Jeremy White; Roderick Williams

BerlinRundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin & Vladimir Jurowski

Bach, Vaughan Williams, Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Nicolai
Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin; Vladimir Jurowski; Sophie Klußmann; Alice Lackner; Michael Taylor; Stephan Gähler

CórdobaStabat Mater dolorosa

Stabat Mater dolorosa
Vaughan Williams, Grieg, Kodály, Pergolesi
Orquesta de Córdoba; Carlos Mena; Jone Martínez
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In e-Moll durch die Klangwelt von Melancholie und Zärtlichkeit

Andreas Brantelid © Marios Taramides
Andrew Manze, der Cellist Andreas Brantelid und die Bamberger Symphoniker waren mit Elgar und Vaughan Williams auf Konzertreise durch symphonische englische Landschaften.
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Das Münchner Rundfunkorchester füllt den Raum mit Klang

Ivan Repušić © ivanrepusic.com
Geistliche, anglikanischen Werke des 20. Jahrhunderts bildeten das Programm des Münchner Rundfunkorchesters, das auf völlig unterschiedliche Weise versuchte, den Raum mit Klängen zu füllen. 
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Tianwa Yang und Nicholas Collon debütieren mit dem Gürzenich-Orchester

 Intensivste Spannungsbögen von Ravel zu Vaughan Williams und Britten.
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A rare occasion to hear live music Down Under: the ACO in Sydney

Richard Tognetti and the ACO © Nic Walker
The Australian Chamber orchestra gives its first subscription concert in Sydney since the beginning of the year. 
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Ian Bostridge and Dame Sarah Connolly at the Barbican

Dame Sarah Connolly, Julius Drake and the Carducci String Quartet © Barbican | Mark Allan
Song cycles by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Ernest Chausson are paired at the Barbican.
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Biographie

Vaughan Williams is arguably the greatest composer Britain has seen since the days of Henry Purcell. In a long and extensive career, he composed music notable for its power, nobility and expressiveness, representing, perhaps, the essence of 'Englishness'.

Vaughan Williams was born in 1872 in the Cotswold village of Down Ampney. He was educated at Charterhouse School, then Trinity College, Cambridge. Later he was a pupil of Stanford and Parry at the Royal College of Music after which he studied with Max Bruch in Berlin and Maurice Ravel in Paris.

At the turn of the century he was among the very first to travel into the countryside to collect folk-songs and carols from singers, notating them for future generations to enjoy. As musical editor of The English Hymnal he composed several hymns that are now world-wide favourites (For all the Saints, Come down O love Divine). Later he also helped to edit The Oxford Book of Carols, with similar success.

Vaughan Williams volunteered to serve in the Field Ambulance Service in Flanders for the 1914–1918 war, during which he was deeply affected by the carnage and the loss of close friends such as the composer George Butterworth.

Before the war he had met and then sustained a long and deep friendship with the composer Gustav Holst. For many years Vaughan Williams conducted and led the Leith Hill Music Festival, conducting Bach’s St Matthew Passion on a regular basis. He also became professor of composition at the Royal College of Music in London.

In his lifetime, Vaughan Williams eschewed all honours with the exception of the Order of Merit which was conferred upon him in 1938. He died in August 1958, his ashes are interred in Westminster Abbey, near Purcell.

In a long and productive life, music flowed from his creative pen in profusion. Hardly a musical genre was untouched or failed to be enriched by his work, which included nine symphonies, five operas, film music, ballet and stage music, several song cycles, church music and works for chorus and orchestra.

© Stephen Connock MBE
Vice President Ralph Vaughan Williams Society