The unplayed early works of Ralph Vaughan Williams have been a tantalizing might-have-been for fans of his music. Now, building on the success of their recording of the impressive Heroic Elegy & Triumphal Epilogue, Dutton couples world premiere recordings of Vaughan Williams' delightful Serenade in A minor and Bucolic Suite. These tuneful discoveries are presented together with some lesser-known scores from his maturity. David Matthews completed and orchestrated the slow movement of the unfinished cello concerto that Vaughan Williams was writing for Casals in the 1940s as the haunting Dark Pastoral, championed here by cellist Guy Johnston, whilst the orchestral suite from Vaughan Williams' 1949 choral setting Folk Songs of the Four Seasons gives us a succession of delightful tunes. Featured artists are the Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by Martin Yates.
- Guy Johnston
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
- 1 CD
ref. CDLX 7289
release date. 2012-09-12