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Sir Adrian Boult conducts Vaughan Williams

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Sir Adrian Boult conducts Vaughan Williams London Philharmonic Orchestra


The Englishmen Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) and Adrian Cedric Boult (1889-1983) both enjoyed long, full and distinguished lives. They also enjoyed a close personal and musical friendship (as Boult also did with numerous other British composers). Even allowing that another great champion of Vaughan Williams' music, Sir John Barbirolli, had passed away in 1970, it was thus entirely appropriate that Sir Adrian Boult should conduct a concert to mark the centenary of Vaughan Williams' birth, one hundred years later to the day, on 12 October 1972.

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  • Ralph Vaughan Williams, Symphony No. 8 in D Minor
    • 1. Fantasia (Variazioni senza tema)
    • 2. Scherzo alla marcia
    • 3. Cavatina (per strumenti ad arco)
    • 4. Toccata
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams, Job: A Masque for Dancing
    • 1. Scene 1: Introduction – Pastoral Dance – Satan's Appeal to God – Saraband of the Sons of God
    • 2. Scene 2: Satan's Dance of Triumph
    • 3. Scene 3: Minuet of the Sons of Job and their Wives
    • 4. Scene 4: Job's Dream – Dance of Plague, Pestilence, Famine and Battle
    • 5. Scene 5: Dance of the Three Messengers
    • 6. Scene 6: Dance of Job's Comforters – Job's Curse – A Vision of Satan
    • 7. Scene 7: Elihu's Dance of Youth and Beauty – Pavane of the Sons of the Morning
    • 8. Scene 8: Galliard of the Sons of the Morning – Altar Dance and Heavenly Pavane
    • 9. Epilogue


  • Venue: Royal Festival Hall (London, Great Britain)
  • Production date: 2011
  • Recording date: 12/10/1972
  • Duration: 1 h 13 min
  • Production: © BBC, under licence to International Classical Artists Ltd
  • Available version(s): EN
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