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The Stage Works - The Labour of a Lifetime

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.

1 hour

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  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Tired

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

    • Naxos 8.557114.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Epithalamion-Extract

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

    • EMI CDC 7 47769 2.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The lake in the mountains

    Performer: Ian Brown (piano)

    • Hyperion CDA67313.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Fifth symphony – Extract:mvt 2

    Performer: BBC SO/ Sir Andrew Davis (cond)

    • Warner 2564 61730-2.
  • 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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