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The Stage Works - A Masterpiece and a Problem Opera

Donald Macleod continues his survey of the stage works of Vaughan Williams, with an astonishingly bleak and intense one-act opera based on a play by J.M Synge, and a less successful "romantic extravaganza".

1 hour

Music Played

  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    With Rue my Heart is Laden (from Along the field)

    Performer: Ruth Golden (soprano)/ Nancy Bean (violin)

    • Koch 3-7168-2H1.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Riders to the Sea – Extract

    Performer: Linda Finnie (Maurya)/ Lynne Dawson (Cathleen)/ Ingrid Attrot (Nora)/ Northern Sinfonia/ Richard Hickox (cond)

    • CHAN 9392.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The Poisoned Kiss – Extract: Act 3

    Performer: Anne Collins (Empress)/ Adrian Partington Singers/ BBC NOW/ Richard Hickox (cond)

    • CHAN 10120.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Job - Extract

    Performer: LSO/ Adrian Boult (cond)

    • EMI CDM 7 69710.

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