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Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Vaughan Williams

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra under Andrew Manze in all-Vaughan Williams concert. With Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis; Symphony No 4; Linden Lea; Symphony No 3.

Andrew Manze and the RLPO play a programme of Vaughan Williams, live from Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. introduced by Stuart Flinders.

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Symphony No.4

8.20: Interval:
BBC Young Musician 2016
Clemency Burton-Hill introduces the fourth of the finalists in this year's strings category.
Cellist Joe Pritchard plays music by:
JS Bach, Debussy and Sollima

8.40
Vaughan Williams: Linden Lea
Symphony No.3 'Pastoral'

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Jennifer Johnston, mezzo-soprano
Andrew Manze, conductor

Vaughan Williams is the sound of England - but which England? Ancient cathedrals and green fields, or an industrial nation steeling itself for war? Tonight, Andrew Manze takes a personal journey through the many worlds of this very British master. Beginning in the deep calm of the Tallis Fantasia, he unleashes the mechanical hell of the shattering Fourth Symphony, is joined by mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnston in the rural idyll of Linden Lea and brings out the sadness and shadows behind the tranquil surface of the lovely Pastoral Symphony - Vaughan Williams's haunted memorial to the friends he lost in the First World War. Still waters run deep, and no conductor loves this music more than Andrew Manze.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Viola da gamba Sonata in D, Adagio-Allegro

    Performer: Joel Pritchard.
  • Claude Debussy

    Clair de Lune

    Performer: Joel Pritchard.
  • Giovanni Sollima

    Lamentatio

    Performer: Joel Pritchard.
  • Thomas Tallis

    Spem in alium

    Choir: The Sixteen. Director: Harry Christophers.
    • CORO.
  • Thomas Tallis

    Tunes from Archbishop Parker's Psalter

    Choir: Chapelle du Roi. Director: Alistair Dixon.
    • Signum.

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