Britten • MacMillan • Vaughan Williams

Vaughan Williams: Oboe Concerto*; MacMillan: One; Oboe Concerto; Britten: Suite on English Folk Tunes – ‘A Time There Was’  

Britten • MacMillan • Vaughan Williams

'Nicholas Daniel both takes the solo part in Vaughan Williams’s appealingly pastoral Concerto and directs the Britten Sinfonia strings. He tends to let the tempo slacken when the harmonic pulse slows down, for example in the poignant later stages of the first movement; but it’s hard to complain when that leaves more space for his consistently golden tone.' Anthony Burton

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Britten • MacMillan • Vaughan Williams

Vaughan Williams: Oboe Concerto*; MacMillan: One; Oboe Concerto; Britten: Suite on English Folk Tunes – ‘A Time There Was’
Nicholas Daniel (oboe, *conductor); Britten Sinfonia/James MacMillan
Harmonia Mundi HMU 807573
(hybrid CD/SACD)  
65:57 mins

Read the rest of this review in the August 2015 issue of BBC Music Magazine.

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