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Re: Vaughan Williams' Sancta Civitas and Dona Nobis Pacem on Naxos
Posted by Jeffrey Davis on May 31, 2010, 7:01 pm, in reply to "Re: Vaughan Williams' Sancta Civitas and Dona Nobis Pacem on Naxos"
John, yes, you are right - I have that fine Bliss CD and also the Meditations on a Theme by Blow. The other great CD is VW's 'Pilgrim's Progress-Suite from the Incidental Music to 1943 Radio Play' with 'Job' (Handley/Groves). You are also right about the BBC Legends being artist driven and Groves, Handley etc not being 'star conductors'. Still, they rate very highly in my eyes, especially Handley for those Bantock and Lyrita CDs (Rootham/Hadley etc) and I don't know a better version of Bliss's 'Colour Symphony, than the Groves EMI version.
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