RELEASED TODAY, June 3: Mark Elder and the Hallé complete their Vaughan Williams Symphony Cycle with Sinfonia antartica and No.9 for the Hallé’s own label.

Originally published on May 22 Quite why the two Symphonies are not on one disc (total time, eighty-one minutes) is wondered at, but it’s good to have reissues of the wonderful Norfolk Rhapsody, Mark Elder nearly matching Boult’s EMI recording, which means that it’s first-class, and there’s a bouquet for the unnamed viola-player’s shapely and … Continue reading RELEASED TODAY, June 3: Mark Elder and the Hallé complete their Vaughan Williams Symphony Cycle with Sinfonia antartica and No.9 for the Hallé’s own label.