Reflecting on Ralph Vaughan Williams

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Monday, October 08, 2012

Composer of nine masterful symphonies, editor of the English Hymnal, an ambulance driver in World War I and great-nephew to Charles Darwin, Ralph Vaughan Williams was a prolific and intriguing figure who was at the vanguard of English music in the early 20th century. This week, we'll look at his life and sample his music.

Comments [2]

Andrew Raybould from Irvington, NY

Ralph Vaughan Williams wrote some of my favorite music. Many of those works have a distinctive tone that I can recognize, but as a non-musician, I could only wonder about how Vaughan Williams achieved it. Now, thanks to you, I know.

Your explanations of how music is made as enjoyable as the music itself, and I literally cannot get enough of it - it would be great if I could stream some of the programs that I have missed.

Thanks - Andy

Oct. 12 2012 11:20 PM
jerry dolan from Brooklyn, N.Y.

I love the music of Ralph Vaughan Williams. You need to do a show of his movie music.

Oct. 12 2012 10:47 PM

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