Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra & Andrew Manze - Vaughan Williams: Symphonies 3 & 4
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 68:41 min | 238 MB
Label: PM Classics - Onyx | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2017
Andrew Manze s interpretations of Vaughan Williams Symphonies have met with acclaim from audiences and critics alike. This second volume in the cycle from the RLPO and Andrew Manze feature Nos 3 & 4: two works heavily influenced by the Great War and its aftermath. A repressed seething rage and sorrow at the futility of the war pervades No.3, 'It is really wartime music a great deal of it originated when I used to go up night after night in the ambulance wagon at Ecoivres' said the composer. The 3rd has been called RVW s War Requiem . The 4th is a violent and turbulent work, reflecting the post Great War world and the political turmoil of the 1930s. The audience was perplexed by the nature of the music 'I don t know if I like it, but it s what I meant' he said after the premiere.