RVW150 – Vaughan Williams’s Fourth Symphony: conducted by Sir Colin Davis in Munich, and Sir Charles Groves in Sydney. [Audios of both.]

Sir Charles Groves (1915-92) The beginning of occasional and serendipitous postings to mark Ralph Vaughan Williams’s 150th anniversary. Also, David Hurwitz’s survey of integral VW Symphony Cycles – a mix of experienced/enthusiastic opinion offset by fatuousness (his mimicry of Boult is gratuitous and maybe offensive) and some balderdash (I did contemplate a different B-word), yet … Continue reading RVW150 – Vaughan Williams’s Fourth Symphony: conducted by Sir Colin Davis in Munich, and Sir Charles Groves in Sydney. [Audios of both.]