Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony & Other Works

November 13, 2017, 9:00 am

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Vaughan Williams’ London Symphony (the composer’s favorite of the nine he composed) makes a rare appearance in its 1920 first publication. Three lesser-known works complete the program – early settings of Rossetti and Shakespeare for female voices (Elizabeth Watts, Mary Bevan and Kitty Whately) and orchestra, and the late Variations for brass band. Martyn Brabbins and the BBC Symphony Orchestra understand how this music should be played like few others.