VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Symphony No. 4 / Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1 / Flos Campi

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VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Symphony No. 4 / Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1 / Flos Campi 1:03:17 $11.98
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1 I. Allegro (Symphony No. 4 in F minor) 8:35 44.1/16 Album only
2 II. Andante moderato (Symphony No. 4 in F minor) 10:14 44.1/16 Album only
3 III. Scherzo: Allegro molto (Symphony No. 4 in F minor) 5:06 44.1/16 Album only
4 IV. Finale con epilogo fugato: Allegro molto (Symphony No. 4 in F minor) 8:41 44.1/16 Album only
5 Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1 in E minor [Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1] 10:13 44.1/16 Album only
6 Lento: As the lily among the thorns (Flos campi) 2:28 $1.49 Buy
7 Andante con moto: For, lo, the winter is past (Flos campi) 3:11 $1.49 Buy
8 Lento: I sought him whom my soul loveth (Flos campi) 3:01 $1.49 Buy
9 Moderato all marcia: Behold his bed, which is Solomon's (Flos campi) 1:49 $1.49 Buy
10 Andante quasi lento: Return, return, O Shulamite (Flos campi) 3:24 $1.49 Buy
11 Moderato tranquillo: Set me as a seal upon this heart (Flos campi) 6:35 $1.49 Buy

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The Fourth Symphony is one of Vaughan Williams’ most dissonant symphonies, and yet one of his most frequently-performed works. Vaughan Williams is normally thought of as a ‘pastoral’ composer – modal, melodic, and inspired by folk-song – but this symphony marks a high-point for British modernism. William Walton, at that time having troubles completing his own symphony and having been to the rehearsals of Vaughan Williams’s 4th, reported glumly to a friend, ‘You are about to hear the greatest symphony since Beethoven’. In contrast Flos Campi conjures delicate pastoral images with wonderfully atmospheric music ranging from a first section, depicting the poet languishing for love, to life-affirming ecstasy in the finale.

Paul Daniel and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra leave one with little room for doubt about either the strength of the creative urge behind the Fourth [symphony] or the composer's mastery of his new-found 'modernism'. - Christopher Thomas, MusicWeb International, January 2005