℗ 2001 Chandos

Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony (the original 1913 version of Symphony No.2)

London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Hickox

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The Banks of Green Willow
George Butterworth; London Symphony Orchestra; Richard Hickox
Symphony No. 2, "A London Symphony"  
I. Lento - Allegro risoluto
Ralph Vaughan Williams; London Symphony Orchestra; Richard Hickox
II. Lento
Ralph Vaughan Williams; London Symphony Orchestra; Richard Hickox
III. Scherzo [Nocturne]: Allegro vivace - Andantino
Ralph Vaughan Williams; London Symphony Orchestra; Richard Hickox
IV. Andante con moto - Maestoso alla marcia [quasi lento] - Allegro - Andantino ma sostenuto - Tempo primo - Allegro - Lento - Epilogue: Andante sostenuto - Lento
Ralph Vaughan Williams; London Symphony Orchestra; Richard Hickox
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    67:29
"Hickox and the LSO have come up with a recording that you can cheerfully measure against most others in the catalogue, before you consider its unique extra charms!"
- BBC Radio

"Hickox and the LSO respond with an unquenchable spirit, generous flexibility and tender affection that suit VW's ambitious inspiration to a T ... Chandos's sound is big and bold to match. An essential purchase for anyone remotely interested in British music."
- Gramophone

"... I can’t immediately think of anything more enticing, more mouthwatering, than the opportunity to hear A London Symphony in its first version ... superb, Hickox giving his all, the LSO in tremendous form ... what a good idea to include the lovely Butterworth ... we are the richer for this release."
- ClassicalSource.com

This award-winning release presents the world premiere recording of the original 1913 version of Vaughan Williams's Symphony No. 2, performed by the London Symphony Orchestra and conductor Richard Hickox. Alongside the symphony, this imaginative programme includes George Butterworth's miniature The Banks of Green Willow.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Chandos Studio Masters

Recorded at All Saints' Church, Tooting, London
Produced by Brian Couzens
Engineer: Ralph Couzens
Assistant Engineer: Christopher Brooke

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