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Vaughan Williams

TSO Vaughan Williams album cover

With this celebratory release completing his 14-year tenure as Music Director of the TSO, Peter Oundjian conducts an exquisite Vaughan Williams program, supported by an all-Canadian cast of star soloists, recorded live at Roy Thomson Hall in November 2017.

In the program notes for the concert preceding the recording, Oundjian declared: "Ralph Vaughan Williams was possibly England’s most significant composer, and he is a personal favourite of mine. This [recording] presents some of his finest works, featuring soloists from the Orchestra as well as some of Canada's most notable solo artists, and the Elmer Iseler Singers…. The lyrical and engaging Oboe Concerto is rarely heard, but it is one of his most inspired works. Serenade to Music showcases his exquisite vocal writing, which also figures prominently in the ravishingly beautiful Flos Campi, so surprisingly scored for solo viola, choir, and chamber orchestra. The Piano Concerto is more dramatic, with a juggernaut opening and a brilliant fugal finale."

Super Audio CD includes:

Vaughan Williams: Concerto for Oboe and String Orchestra
Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music
Vaughan Williams: Flos Campi
Vaughan Williams: Piano Concerto in C

Peter Oundjian, conductor
Carla Huhtanen, soprano
Emily D’Angelo, mezzo-soprano
Lawrence Wiliford, tenor
Tyler Duncan, baritone
Sarah Jeffrey, oboe
Teng Li, viola
Louis Lortie, piano
Elmer Iseler Singers

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