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Out Of This World
feat. Vaughan Williams, Webern, von Bingen, Bruckner & Ligeti
Vaughan Williams composed ‘Toward the Unknown Region’ less than a decade after Queen Victoria’s death.
Though its musical style was very much that of his teacher Charles Hubert Parry, it encourages its listeners to dare to venture into the unknown – a stirring, forward-looking message for the first decade of the 20th century. The new century indeed proved one of the most disconcerting and innovative in the history of Western civilisation, both in terms of discoveries of new concepts in communication, creativity and even destruction, but also in various attempts to improve the general lot of mankind – often with disastrous results. Yet a great deal was also anticipated in past ages, and this week we introduce two visionary composers new to these Collections: Anton Bruckner, whose Ninth Symphony was written almost exactly a decade before Vaughan Williams completed his first choral masterpiece; and, from the dawn of Western music, a chant by Hildegard of Bingen.
Out Of This World
An introduction to Vaughan Williams — Toward the Unknown Region
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Ralph Vaughan WilliamsRoderick Williams, David Lloyd-Jones, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir — 2005
An introduction to Webern — Langsamer Satz
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Anton WebernBelcea Quartet — 2014; 2015
An introduction to Bingen — Spritus Sanctus Vivificans
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Hildegard von BingenArmonico Consort, Christopher Monks, Anna Sandström — 2010
An introduction to Bruckner — Symphony No. 9 in d minor WAB 109
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Anton BrucknerMariss Jansons, Royal Concertgebouw Orkest Amsterdam — 2014
An introduction to Ligeti — Atmosphères
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György LigetiHannu Lintu, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra — 2012