Radio 3 Live in Concert: CBSO – Vaughan Williams

Live from Symphony Hall, Birmingham

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BBC Radio 3
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 19:30

Andrew Manze conducts the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in an entire evening of Vaughan Williams’s music.

The first half of the concert opens with ‘The Wasps’ overture and also includes the beautiful Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis and The Lark Ascending.

After the interval, which features Manze performing a selection of German baroque works on the violin, Lawrence Jackson joins the orchestra to perform the formidable Job, A Masque for Dancing from the ballet of the same name. The one-act ballet was produced for the Vic-Wells Ballet in 1931 and is one of Vaughan’s Williams’s most individual works.

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