Vaughan Williams: Job, A Masque for Dancing (Remastered) London Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Adrian Boult

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Label: Everest

Genre: Classical

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  • Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958): Job, A Masque for Dancing, Scene I:
  • 1I. Introduction05:33
  • 2II. Saraband of the Sons of God03:58
  • 3III. Satan's Dance of Triumph03:35
  • 4IV. Minuet of the Sons and Their Wives04:03
  • 5V. Job's Dream04:13
  • 6VI. Dance of the Three Messengers04:59
  • 7VII. Dance of Job's Comforters04:44
  • 8VIII. Elihu's Dance of Youth and Beauty03:21
  • 9IX. Pavane of the Sons of the Morning02:06
  • 10X. Gaillard of the Sons of the Morning02:21
  • 11XI. Altar Dance and Heavenly Pavane02:32
  • 12XII. Epilogue03:08
  • Total Runtime44:33

Info for Vaughan Williams: Job, A Masque for Dancing (Remastered)

Master of the baton and one of Britain’s leading conductors, Sir Adrian Boult was renowned for his interpretations of English works, in particular music by Ralph Vaughan Williams, who was said to be ‘totally in favour of Sir Adrian’s approach to his music’ (John Culshaw). Job: A Masque for Dancing was dedicated to Sir Adrian, a fitting conductor for this magnificent Centenary celebration.

Henry Datyner, violin
The London Philharmonic Orchestra
Sir Adrian Boult, conductor

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Sir Adrian Boult
(1889-1983) spoke these words in a broadcast talk in February 1947. As a performer he exemplified the supreme professional. With a baton technique second to none, Boult's greatest achievement was the formation of the BBC Symphony Orchestra in 1930 and its subsequent development into a world-class ensemble by the end of that decade. The sheer range of music played during his time with the BBC remains extraordinary, including many world and British premieres. Unceremoniously dumped by the BBC at the mandatory retiring age of 60, Sir Adrian then worked with the London Philharmonic Orchestra in the 1950s. For the last 30 years of his life he served as a guest conductor, except for a single year in Birmingham. Boult was knighted in 1937 and made a Companion of Honour in 1969. He retired in 1979.

In musical and general education the conductor must be unusually well equipped. He must have a great deal of musical knowledge; and I don't just mean of orchestral scores. He must also have a working knowledge of all instruments with which he is to come in contact, including the human voice. (Sir Adrian Boult)

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