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The Stage Works - The Labour of a Lifetime

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Friday 29 August 2008

Donald Macleod looks at the Vaughan Williams's experiences during the Second World War, and his work on what became an idée fixe throughout his life, his musical treatment of John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress.

Music Played

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Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Ralph Vaughan Williams Tired

    Performer: Simon Keenlyside (baritone)/ Graham Johnson (piano)

    Naxos 8.557114

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    Ralph Vaughan Williams Epithalamion-Extract

    Performer: Stephen Roberts (baritone)/ The Bach Choir/ London Philharmonic Orchestra/ Sir David Willcocks (cond)

    EMI CDC 7 47769 2

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    Ralph Vaughan Williams The lake in the mountains

    Performer: Ian Brown (piano)

    Hyperion CDA67313

  • Image for Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Ralph Vaughan Williams Fifth symphony – Extract:mvt 2

    Performer: BBC SO/ Sir Andrew Davis (cond)

    Warner 2564 61730-2

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    Ralph Vaughan Williams Pilgrim's Progress Extract: Act II sc 2

    Performer: John Noble (The Pilgrim)/ Robert Lloyd (Apollyon)/ London Philharmonic Choir/ London Philharmonic Orchestra/ Sir Adrian Boult (cond)

    EMI CMS 7642122

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