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Work: Symphony no. 2 “A London Symphony”

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ComposerVaughan Williams, Ralph (1872-1958)
Period20th century
Year1913
Work typeOrchestral
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Towering Vaughan Williams from Vasily Petrenko and the RPO

Vasily Petrenko continues to show a marked facility for Vaughan Williams with a terrific performance of A London Symphony, preceded by a most interesting Emperor Concerto with Boris Giltburg.
****1
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Toward the Unknown Region: Vaughan Williams 2 and 7 in Manchester

John Wilson navigates two of Ralph Vaughan Williams' symphonies at Bridgewater Hall, part of the RVW 150 celebrations.
****1
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Dazzling virtuosity from Wilson, Kolesnikov and the Sinfonia of London

A rare outing for Britten's Piano Concerto in the opening concert of the Britten Weekend in Suffolk.
*****
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Music on autopilot: Michael Seal and the CBSO at Symphony Hall

Attempts at crowd-pleasing go awry in music by Vaughan Williams and Gary Carpenter, while John Foulds escapes unscathed.
**111
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London calling: Haydn and Vaughan Williams at the Proms

An imaginative pairing of London symphonies find the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in good form. 
****1
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