Sometimes, as with this pairing of the Sixth and the Eighth, Hickox and the LSO are even more compelling than Boult or Barbirolli. Boult's 1949 premiere recording of the Sixth with the LSO has the same uncompromising ferocity as Hickox, but the playing of the LSO is at an even higher level now that it has had more than a quarter of a century to get used to it the Sixth.
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 6; Symphony No. 8; Nocturne. Vaughan Williams: Symphony No.
Ralph Vaughan Williams's Symphony in E minor, published as Symphony No. 6, was composed in 1944–47, during and immediately after World War II and revised in 1950. Dedicated to Michael Mullinar, it was first performed, in its original version, by Sir Adrian Boult and the BBC Symphony Orchestra on 21 April 1948. Within a year it had received some 100 performances, including the . premiere by the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Serge Koussevitzky on 7 August 1948
By Ralph Vaughan Williams, Richard Hickox. 1. Symphony No. 6 in E Minor: I. Allegro - Poco animato - Tranquillo - London Symphony Orchestra, 7:230:30. 2. 6 in E Minor: II. Moderato - London Symphony Orchestra, 10:530:30. 3. 6 in E Minor: III. Scherzo: Allegro vivace - London Symphony Orchestra, 6:200:30. 4. 6 in E Minor: IV. Epilogue: Moderato - London Symphony Orchestra, 10:580:30. 5. 3 Poems by Walt Whitman: Nocturne - Roderick Williams, London Symphony Orchestra, 7:570:30.
Symphony No. 6. 35:29. in E minor - in e-Moll - en mi mineur. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Hickox. 21 & 22 January 2003. Finally, there's a real treat: the first recording of a recently discovered Nocturne, an intensely moving setting of Walt Whitman's 'Whispers of Heavenly Death' composed in 1908. It's evocatively sung here by Roderick Williams.
CD 1. Ralph Vaughan Williams Composer. Symphony N. in D- Work. Bryden Thomson Conductor, London Symphony Orchestra Orchestra. London Symphony Orchestra. 6; Tuba Concerto. Vaughan Williams: Symphony N. ; The Lark Ascending. Naxos featured album.
Lossless Albums SACD ISO Richard Hickox - Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 3, Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1 & 2, The Running Set (2003) SACD + Hi-Res. Richard Hickox - Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. Genres: SACD ISO, Hi-Res 24 bit, Classical 29-03-2019, 16:38 38 Music land. All music Rebecca Evans London Symphony Orchestra Richard Hickox. Norfolk Rhapsody No. 2 in D minor (9:15). "Pastoral Symphony" 2. I. Molto moderato (10:42) 3. II. Lento moderato (10:27) 4. III. Moderato pesante (6:35) 5. IV. Lento (11:14).
Richard Hickox's Vaughan Williams cycle for Chandos, near completion now with only the Sea Symphony and the Seventh and Ninth to come, has always gone in for added value, including some real rarities and first recordings alongside the symphonies. The novelty here, recorded for the first time in a nicely measured performance by Roderick Williams, is the Nocturne, a setting for baritone and orchestra of Walt Whitman's Whispers of Heavenly Death, which was one of a number of orchestral songs based on the same poet that Vaughan Williams composed around 1908.
London Symphony Orchestra/André Previn/Dimiter Petkov/London Symphony Chorus/Richard Hickox - Symphony No. 13 in B flat minor, Op. 113 (words by Yevtushenko) (1999 Digital Remaster): IV. Fears 12:47. London Symphony Orchestra/André Previn/Dimiter Petkov/London Symphony Chorus/Richard Hickox - Symphony No. 113 (words by Yevtushenko) (1999 Digital Remaster): III. In the store 11:59.