Sir Antonio Pappano leads the London Symphony Orchestra in a pair of symphonies by Ralph Vaughan Williams that span the build-up and aftermath of the Second World War.
Throughout the Fourth Symphony Vaughan Williams channels tension and power through the music in amongst moments of light and clarity. It evokes a sense of hardship and persistence, perhaps suggesting the ever-present threat of war in the 1930s.
Written in 1947, the composer's Sixth Symphony also seems to reflect the hardships and devastation wrought by World War II. Melancholic in some movements, ferocious in others.
- Super Audio CD
- SACD Multi-Channel SACD Layer
- SACD Stereo SACD Layer
- This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
- Multi-channel 5.1 & Stereo mixes
- Recorded live in DSD, December 2019 & March 2020, Barbican Hall, London
- Jewel Case
- Booklet In English, French & German
- Total playing time: 68'06"
- Manufactured in Austria
|London Symphony Orchestra|
|Sir Antonio Pappano||conductor|
Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
- Symphony No. 4 in F minor, I. Allegro
- Symphony No. 4 in F minor, II. Andante moderato
- Symphony No. 4 in F minor, III. Scherzo: Allegro moderato
- Symphony No. 4 in F minor, IV. Finale con epilogo fugato: Allegro molto
- Symphony No. 6 in E minor, I. Allegro
- Symphony No. 6 in E minor, II. Moderato
- Symphony No. 6 in E minor, III. Scherzo: Allegro vivace
- Symphony No. 6 in E minor, IV. Epilogue: Moderato