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Ralph Vaughan Williams

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) - an English classical composer and musician. Ralph Vaughan Williams is one of the greatest composers of the XX century. His most famous and popular works are orchestral works, symphonies, choral works and concertos. His teachers were Hubert Parry, Max Bruch and Maurice Ravel.

Best Operas

Hugh the Drover, 1924

The Poisoned Kiss, 1929

Riders to the Sea, 1927

The Pilgrim's Progress, 1951

Best Choral Works

Sancta Civitas (The Holy City), oratorio, 1925

An Oxford Elegy, 1949

Best Ballets

Job: A Masque for Dancing, 1931

Best Symphonies

A Pastoral Symphony (Symphony No. 3)

Sinfonia antartica (Symphony No. 7)

Symphony No. 4 in F minor

Symphony No. 9 in E minor

Symphony No. 6 in E minor

Symphony No. 5 in D major

Symphony No. 8 in D minor

A London Symphony (Symphony No. 2)

We highly recommend to buy great collection of works by Ralph Vaughan Williams on 30 CD: excellent rendition of all symphonies by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra under Vernon Handley, with the great recordings of operas Hugh the Drover, Riders to the Sea and The Pilgrim's Progress; Job, The Lark Ascending, Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, all concertos; chamber works, famous choral works, songs, and other works:

Best Concertos

Concerto in A minor for Oboe and Strings

Tuba Concerto in F minor

Piano Concerto in C

Best Orchestral Works

The Lark Ascending

Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

In the Fen Country

The Wasps - Aristophanic Suite (suite from music to The Wasps by Aristophanes)

Best Song Cycles

On Wenlock Edge (words by Alfred Edward Housman)

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