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VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, R.: Piano Concerto / The Wasps / English Folk Song Suite / The Running Set (Wass, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Judd)

Composer(s):Vaughan Williams, Ralph
Artist(s) Judd, James, Conductor • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic OrchestraWass, Ashley, piano
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category ConcertosOrchestral
Catalogue 8.572304
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
USD 6.99


The popular overture from Vaughan Williams’s incidental music for Aristophanes’s The Wasps introduces a suite whose mischievously witty, noble and farcical movements underline the play’s satire of the Athenian legal system. A similar vivacity characterises his English Folksong Suite and The Running Set, where Vaughan Williams relishes setting tunes such as Barrack Hill, Irish Reel, The Blackthorn Stick and Cock o’ the North. Folksong-like melodies also feature in his magnificent Piano Concerto, in which the magisterial influence of Bach and Busoni may also be heard.


Review By Frank Siebert,Fono Forum,April 2010

8.572304_Fono Forum_042010_gr.pdf

Review By Pierre-Etienne Nageotte,Diapason,March 2010


Review By Carsten Dürer,Piano News,February 2010

8.572304_Piano News_022010_gr.pdf

Review By Edward Greenfield,Gramophone,December 2009

The Piano Concerto is revealed as the harbinger of VW’s mature style

The Piano Concerto of Vaughan Williams has been seriously undervalued, from the unsuccessful first performance onwards. It is true that the writing for the soloist could hardly be less pianistic, thick with notes. That is what led the composer to sanction a version for two pianos and orchestra, though latterly pianists have found the original fur less daunting than was originally thought.


Review By Geoffrey Norris,The Daily Telegraph (Australia),November 2009

Vaughan Williams’s Piano Concerto receives a powerful and at time poignant performance from Wass and the RLPO…worth hearing.


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