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VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Symphony No.5, Concerto for Two Pianos Yehudi Menuhin - VC790733-1

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VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Symphony No.5 in D major
Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra

The Fifth Symphony by Ralph Vaughan Williams was written between 1938 and 1943. In style it represents a shift away from the violent dissonance of Symphony No. 4, and a return to the more romantic style of the earlier Pastoral Symphony. It is also noteworthy as perhaps the quietest symphony Vaughan Williams ever wrote, with only a very few passages rising even to a forte. The texture throughout the work is strongly dominated by the strings. Many of the musical themes in the Fifth Symphony stem from Vaughan Williams' then-unfinished operatic work, The Pilgrim's Progress. Despite its origins, the symphony is without programmatic context, and is in the form of an extended development of musical themes taken from the morality rather than an attempt to cast it directly into symphonic form.

Vaughan Williams wrote his solo Piano Concerto in the years between 1926 and 1930, which was first performed in 1933 under Adrian Boult. The piece gained a reputation for being too difficult and demanding, so Vaughan Williams reworked the piece for two pianos with the assistance of Joseph Cooper. This revised edition premiered in 1946. The piece is difficult, and the piano parts are often percussive and dissonant. It is in three movements.

SIDE 1
Symphony No.5 in D major
1. Preludio: Moderato
2. Scherzo: Presto
3. Romanza: Lento
4. Passacaglia: Moderato

SIDE 2
Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra
1. Toccata: Allegro moderato
2. Romanza: Lento
3. Fuga chromatica con finale all tedesca: Allegro

Ralph Markham
Kenneth Broadway
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin

Item details

Band/artist(s):
Yehudi Menuhin
Catalogue number:
VC790733-1
Condition:
Excellent
Genre:
Classical, opera & popera
Label:
Virgin Classics
Sleeve condition:
Very good
Tracks:
7

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VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Symphony No.5 in D major
Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra

The Fifth Symphony by Ralph Vaughan Williams was written between 1938 and 1943. In style it represents a shift away from the violent dissonance of Symphony No. 4, and a return to the more romantic style of the earlier Pastoral Symphony. It is also noteworthy as perhaps the quietest symphony Vaughan Williams ever wrote, with only a very few passages rising even to a forte. The texture throughout the work is strongly dominated by the strings. Many of the musical themes in the Fifth Symphony stem from Vaughan Williams' then-unfinished operatic work, The Pilgrim's Progress. Despite its origins, the symphony is without programmatic context, and is in the form of an extended development of musical themes taken from the morality rather than an attempt to cast it directly into symphonic form.

Vaughan Williams wrote his solo Piano Concerto in the years between 1926 and 1930, which was first performed in 1933 under Adrian Boult. The piece gained a reputation for being too difficult and demanding, so Vaughan Williams reworked the piece for two pianos with the assistance of Joseph Cooper. This revised edition premiered in 1946. The piece is difficult, and the piano parts are often percussive and dissonant. It is in three movements.

SIDE 1
Symphony No.5 in D major
1. Preludio: Moderato
2. Scherzo: Presto
3. Romanza: Lento
4. Passacaglia: Moderato

SIDE 2
Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra
1. Toccata: Allegro moderato
2. Romanza: Lento
3. Fuga chromatica con finale all tedesca: Allegro

Ralph Markham
Kenneth Broadway
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin

Band/artist(s):
Yehudi Menuhin
Catalogue number:
VC790733-1
Condition:
Excellent
Genre:
Classical, opera & popera
Label:
Virgin Classics
Sleeve condition:
Very good
Tracks:
7

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