Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
Frederick Delius: Cello Concerto
Frederick Delius: Brigg Fair: An English Rhapsody
Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations
A celebration of Delius's 150th birthday with the composer's Cello Concerto and Brigg Fair forming the heart of this concert of English music.
Delius's 150th birthday is marked to the day with this concert of beautiful English music. At the heart of the programme is the composer's Cello Concerto and his orchestral work Brigg Fair, where his very personal blend of musical impressionism and lush chromaticism create a uniquely English pastoral soundworld. Vaughan Williams's ever-yearning violin showpiece The Lark Ascending opens the concert, and Elgar's well-loved suite of variations closes this celebration.
Click here for more EMI classics.Performers
Sir Andrew Davis conductor
Julian Lloyd Webber cello
Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay violin