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Work: The Lark Ascending

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ComposerVaughan Williams, Ralph (1872-1958)
Period20th century
Work typeOrchestral
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LiverpoolRoyal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Vaughan Williams, Ravel, Mozart
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Domingo Hindoyan; Tasmin Little

WollongongBeethoven 250

Schubert, Vaughan Williams, Clyne, Beethoven
Australian Chamber Orchestra; Richard Tognetti

SydneyBeethoven 250

Schubert, Vaughan Williams, Clyne, Beethoven
Australian Chamber Orchestra; Richard Tognetti

CambridgeNostalgia in Green

Williams, Tippett, Vaughan Williams, Sibelius
Southbank Sinfonia; Thomas Gould

ParisLes Chanteurs d'oiseaux, Geneviève Laurenceau et Lidija Bizjak

Granados, Bartók, Vaughan Williams, Kreisler, Chopin, Liszt, Saint-Saëns, Stravinsky, Dvořák, Tchaikovsky
Geneviève Laurenceau; Lidija Bizjak; Les Chanteurs d'oiseaux
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Arcadia in Albion: BBC Symphony plays Vaughan Williams

Elena Urioste © Alessandra Tinozzi
Urioste’s marvellous playing wedded gleaming tone to sure technique in The Lark Ascending.
****1
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Vaughan Williams ‘Unwrapped’ at the Turner Sims

Lawrence Power © Jack Liebeck
An evening of unfailing interest that flagged up the wonders of both David Owen Norris and Lawrence Power in variable performances of classic scores by Vaughan Williams. 
****1
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Purity and passion in first class British music

Martyn Brabbins © BBC | Mark Allan
Even if Hubert Parry was overshadowed by Holst and Vaughan Williams, this was a splendid concert of British music. 
*****
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English jewels in the European crown

Mark Bebbington © Rama Knight
A delectable programme from Barry Wordsworth and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with pieces by Elgar and Vaughan Williams and a rare chance to hear John Ireland’s eclectic Piano Concerto.
***11
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Soaring spiritual ascent by candlelight

Scottish Ensemble © Joanne Green
Music from Vaughan Williams is contrasted with two pieces from Dobrinka Tabakova  in The Scottish Ensemble’s candlelit concert, Ascent. Senior NYOS strings swell the ranks to produce a reflective evening of richness and warmth.
****1
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