Vaughan Williams: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4 – BBC Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins

January 16, 2020, 9:00 am

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This program from the BBC Symphony Orchestra features compelling performances of two very different symphonies. The complex, visionary pantheism of Vaughan Williams’ Pastoral is an ideal foil for the unbridled ferocity of his Symphony No. 4. The album includes a special bonus – conductor Martyn Brabbins’s idiomatic realization of Saraband ‘Helen’ – heard here in it’s first recording.