Podcast: A reticent English richness

8.573191bRalph Vaughan Williams is not especially remembered for his chamber music, being much more popular for his nine symphonies and works for voice and chorus. But the chamber music he composed throughout his long career is now becoming properly appreciated. This new Naxos release featuring the London Soloists Ensemble includes several early chamber works that saw the light of day only during the 1990s, when the composer’s widow finally allowed them to be performed after decades of embargo. They beautifully illustrate the early influences on the budding, talented composer, and his increasing love for the English folk song.

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Catalogue No.: 8.573132

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