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Title
The early chamber music
Composer
Ralph Vaughan Williams 1872-1958
Performer
The Nash Ensemble
Publisher
Hyperion, 2002
2 cd's
Recording date
2002
Playing time
02:14:12
EAN
0034571173818
CDR
CJX5607

About Ralph Vaughan Williams

Ralph Vaughan Williams ( (listen); 12 October 1872 – 26 August 1958) was an English composer. His works include operas, ballets, chamber music, secular and religious vocal pieces and orchestral compositions including nine symphonies, written over sixty years. Strongly influenced by Tudor music and English folk-song, his output marked a decisive break in British music from its German-dominated style of the 19th century.

Vaughan Williams was born to a well-to-do family with strong moral views and a progressive social outlook. Throughout his life he sought to be of service to his fellow citizens, and believed in making music as available as possible to everybody. He wrote many works for amateur and student performance. He was musically a late developer, not finding his true voice until his late thirties; his studies in 1907–1908 with the French composer Maurice…Read more on Wikipedia