The British Invasion

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Friday, September 10, 2010

As WQXR's month-long ViolinFest continues, Symphony Hall this week is featuring works written exclusively for strings. Tonight, we turn our attention to four of England's greatest composers, with works by Vaughan Williams, Holst, Elgar and Bridge.

Program Details

Ralph Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Gustav Holst - Brook Green Suite
Edward Elgar - Serenade in E Minor, Op. 20
Frank Bridge - Suite for String Orchestra

Comments [2]

Bruce from Massapequa, NY

Although Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis is beautiful and breathtaking, my personal favorite is The Lark Ascending (w/ Iona Brown). My father "turned me on" to it years ago and it is truly magnificent and beyond breathtaking. It was a favorite of my dad’s too!

Love the station.......

Sep. 15 2010 08:56 AM
george kizner from queens ny

appreciate your selections

Sep. 10 2010 07:53 PM

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