Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending - Violin Concerto in D minor - Elgar: Introduction and Allegro - Serenade for Strings Tamsin Waley-Cohen, Orchestra of the Swan & David Curtis

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Album-Release:
2014

HRA-Release:
03.08.2018

Label: Signum Classics

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Concertos

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  • Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958): Violin Concerto in D Minor, "Concerto Accademico":
  • 1I. Allegro pesante06:35
  • 2II. Adagio - Tranquillo06:40
  • 3III. Presto04:58
  • Edward Elgar (1857-1934): Introduction & Allegro, Op. 47 (Live):
  • 4Introduction and Allegro, Op. 4713:50
  • Serenade in E Minor, Op. 20:
  • 5I. Allegro piacevole03:16
  • 6II. Larghetto04:35
  • 7III. Allegretto02:43
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams:
  • 8The Lark Ascending16:48
  • Total Runtime59:25

Info for Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending - Violin Concerto in D minor - Elgar: Introduction and Allegro - Serenade for Strings



British-violinist Tamsin Waley-Cohen, described by the late Ruggiero Ricci following a masterclass as the “most exceptionally gifted young violinist I have ever encountered”, adds to her already prodigious reputation with a new disc of timeless works for strings by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Edward Elgar. Joined again the the Orchestra of the Swan under David Curtis, the centre-piece of the programme is an enchanting performance of Vaughan Williams’ 'The Lark Ascending'.

"By today's turbo-charged standards the firepower of Waley-Cohen's playing is not huge, and the range of light and shade a little contained; but her sense of line and capacity to make things happen are both beautiful and strikingly individual." (BBC Music Magazine)

"This performance [of the Concerto] is very convincing...And there are some fine imaginative touches; I was particularly taken with Tamsin Waley-Cohen's lovely flautando tone as the finale quietly drifts away...All in all, it's a most attractive programme, performed with real sympathy and understanding." (Gramophone Magazine)

"Here is a fine performance indeed…forthright and exciting…Waley-Cohen’s reading is deeply felt and has been thought through afresh…the results are sumptuous." (International Record Review)

Tamsin Waley-Cohen, violin
Orchestra of the Swan
David Curtis, conductor

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