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Compositeur: Vaughan Williams, Ralph (1872-1958)

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Fichier de données
Année de naissance1872
Année du décès1958
Époque20ème siècle
août 2020
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BudapestRespire #2 - Williams, Schumann

Festival Academy Budapest
Vaughan Williams, Schumann
Klára Kolonits; János Palojtay; Korossy Quartet; Barnabás Kelemen

Eltville am RheinAurora Orchestra | Nicholas Collon, Leitung

© Mark Allan
Vaughan Williams, Beethoven
Aurora Orchestra; Nicholas Collon

MadridSinfónico 06

Sinfónico 06
Vaughan Williams, Beethoven
Orquesta Nacional de España; David Afkham; Brindley Sherratt

LondresSouthbank Sinfonia: The Lark Ascending

© Sam Olivier
Williams, Vaughan Williams, Tippett
Southbank Sinfonia; Thomas Gould

LondresStravinsky, Fujikura, Vaughan Williams

Kajimoto Music
Stravinsky, Fujikura, Vaughan Williams
BBC Symphony Orchestra; Martyn Brabbins; Conrad Tao
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God save the King's Singers ! La musique vocale anglaise en majesté à Gaveau

Pour leur passage annuel à la Salle Gaveau, les King's Singers ont proposé un panorama de la musique anglaise de Byrd aux Beatles (en passant par Britten) : ils ont été royaux !

Up and running: passion and grandeur from the Philharmonia

Sheku Kanneh-Mason © Philharmonia Orchestra
A welcome return from the Philharmonia saw John Wilson exercising his passion for English music in a Vaughan Williams masterpiece and an impressive Sheku Kanneh-Mason in Saint-Saëns.

An exquisite recital from Allan Clayton and James Baillieu

Allan Clayton © Wigmore Hall
Allan Clayton came to town and he brought his best voice with him.

Inspired by Elizabethan music: Gardner and the Bergen Phil

Edward Gardner © Bergen Philharmonic
The Bergen Phil and the Edvard Grieg Choir trace music from Elizabethan themes to 20th century works on them, culminating in Pärt's Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten.

Resurrection Symphony: Rattle returns to live music-making in Munich

Sir Simon Rattle
As Europe’s concert-giving tentatively emerges from the coronavirus lockdown, Simon Rattle and the BRSO celebrate its rebirth with a sublime pairing of Vaughan Williams and Mozart.

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