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English Composer Ralph Vaughan Williams Died On This Day in 1958 [ON-THIS-DAY]

English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams died on this day in 1958 – aged 85

Ralph Vaughan Williams is remembered as one of Britain's most influential composers of all time – with his major contributions to the violin repertoire including three string quartets, a concerto, a sonata and 'The Lark Ascending' for Violin and Orchestra.

 

TASMIN LITTLE | RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS | THE LARK ASCENDING | SIR ANDREW DAVIS & BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA | 1995 BBC PROMS

 

 

The Lark Ascending

E.J. Moeran, Delius, Elgar, Holst

Sir Andrew Davis

BBC Philharmonic

Release Date: November 19, 2013

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