Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony

Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony
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  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2002
  • Label: Telarc


  • 1.A Song For All Seas, All Ships
  • Buy for $0.992.On The Beach At Night, Alone
  • Buy for $0.993.Scherzo: The Waves
  • 4.The Explorers

Product Description:

This beautifully recorded, no-nonsense, not overly sentimental, quick-tempo account of Vaughan Williams's lush choral symphony is most welcome. It's a work that matches the mystical--Walt Whitman's poetry--with some folklike sea rhythms Vaughan Williams tosses into the mix. Though it's perhaps not as warm as some versions, conductor Robert Spano opts for lots of excitement in the grand moments ("Sail forth" in the last movement, for instance). The warmth is written into the music anyway and is present no matter what. The second movement's stillness is as impressive as the "perfect storm" sections. The playing of the Atlanta Symphony is big and beautiful, and soprano Christine Goerke sings brightly and with ease. Her voice is just the right weight to ride the climaxes and sound intimate in the gentler moments. This is highly recommended. --Robert Levine

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  • UPC: 089408058820
  • Shipping Weight: 0.23/lbs (approx)
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