From Catalani: La Wally Ah well then! I shall go far away Just like the echo of the pious church-bell goes away There somewhere in the white snow There amongst the clouds of gold
Eduard van Beinum’s stereo Debussy recordings have withstood all competition for nearly half a century, and they remain marvelously enjoyable. The Nocturnes show the Concertgebouw winds at their finest.
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, also known as the Tallis Fantasia, is a work for string orchestra by the British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams.
Warm-toned and sensitively recorded, this reassuring mainstream option, under the work’s original conductor,
Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Symphony No. 3, published as A Pastoral Symphony and not numbered until later, was completed in 1922.
An Oxford Elegy is a work for narrator, small mixed chorus and small orchestra, written by Ralph Vaughan Williams between 1947 and 1949.
Symphony No. 2, Op. 132, Mysterious Mountain is a three-movement orchestral composition by the American composer Alan Hovhaness.
Van Beinum’s interpretations rise to the top of the heap time and time again. His renditions just seem perfect….the right mixtures of sparkle, mystery and elan