Vaughan Williams: A Bicycle Ride with Vaughan Williams

COMPOSERS: Vaughan Williams
LABELS: Stormforce Arts
ALBUM TITLE: Collection: Folk Songs
WORKS: A Bicycle Ride with Vaughan Williams
PERFORMER: Tony Kendall
CATALOGUE NO: STFC 006 CD DDD (distr. ADA)
A fascinating and enthusiastically performed compilation of song and narrative about how Vaughan Williams came to collect some of his first folksongs in Essex villages in 1903. Captured just in time before the ‘old’ English countryside and its traditions disappeared, they greatly influenced much of RVW’s work and that of many other British composers. Wax cylinder recordings of original folksingers and RVW’s Folksong Studies for violin are included. Ian Lace

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