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Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge; Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis; etc. - Ian Bostridge (tenor); Norbert Blum (viola); Sarah Chang (violin); London Philharmonic Orchestra; Bernard Haitink (conductor)
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  1. Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, for 2 string orchestras
  2. Norfolk Rhapsody for orchestra No. 1 in E minor
  3. The Lark Ascending, romance for violin & orchestra
  4. In the Fen Country, symphonic impression for orchestra
  5. On Wenlock Edge, song cycle for tenor, piano & string quartet (or tenor & orchestra)

If there were an international style of conducting Vaughan Williams', Bernard Haitink would be its foremost practitioner. But although there have been international conductors who have taken up Vaughan Williams' very, very English music, virtually all of them took him up with English orchestras. Slatkin, Stokowski, even Rozhdestvensky used English conductors when they led their Vaughan Williams, and Haitink, the most international of international conductors, used the London Philharmonic for his Vaughan Williams. Ultimately ...

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