Vaughan Williams: Job: A Masque For Dancing, Old King Cole – Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Manze

June 29, 2023, 9:00 am

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Following their highly acclaimed cycle of the nine symphonies of Ralph Vaughan Williams, Andrew Manze and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra have recorded Job: A Masque for Dancing, taken from a live performance at the Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool. Vaughan Williams’ inspiration for Job arose from William Blake’s illustrations for The Book of Job, a collection of water colors from 1805, and the later engravings from 1822. Also on this album is the orchestral ballet Old King Cole, a riot of orchestral colors with some beautiful passages for solo violin. The Running Set, based on traditional dance tunes, completes this dance-themed program.