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  • Interprète: Richard Hickox
  • Compositeur: Ralph Vaughan Williams, Richard Hickox
  • CD (1 septembre 2006)
  • Nombre de disques: 1
  • Label: Chandos Records Ltd
  • ASIN : B00005B54X
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London Symphony Orchestra - Richard Hickox, direction

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Magnifique musique qui, bien au delà de l'argument anecdotique, nous transporte dans une atmosphère semi-fantomatique où les ombres de l'Empire en déclin semblent se perdre dans le crépuscule. Hickox joue ici l'œuvre dans sa première version de 1913. Elle fera l'objet d'une révision profonde pour aboutir en 1936 à une œuvre moins longue de 20 minutes, surtout dans les derniers mouvements. Pourtant cette première vision est captivante parce que multipliant les atmosphères en demi-teintes qui semblent s'étendre à toute la symphonie, émaillée de quelques passages plus animés dont l'épaisseur parfois un peu lourde fait plus figure de soubresauts : vision puissante comme souvent chez Vaughan Williams, qui nous hante bien après l'écoute. L'oeuvre est magnifiquement mise en valeur par Hickox et son sens fameux de la couleur orchestrale, et par une prise de son profonde et étagée.
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Par Denis Urval COMMENTATEUR DU HALL D'HONNEURTOP 50 COMMENTATEURS le 11 juin 2008
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Portrait de la métropole qui en restitue l'animation fébrile et la solitude comme un vaste roman unanimiste, mélange de raffinement et de tournures plus familières qui donnent une voix aux anonymes, regard sur un monde dont, comme l'écrivain H. G. Wells, Vaughan Williams pressent qu'il est voué à disparaître, ' A London Symphony' est tout cela à la fois. Le résultat sonne par endroit comme une musique de film, mais c'est parce que ce style et ces tournures mélodiques ont été depuis copiées et imitées à l'infini. Mais c'est aussi une sorte d'image debussyste, qui intègre les mélodies à caractère populaire à un flux orchestral très dense.

Vaughan-Williams a ensuite pratiqué des coupures et ceci est le premier enregistrement intégral de l'œuvre telle qu'elle a été conçue à l'origine. Richard Hickox et le London Symphony en mettent bien en valeur la richesse et le pouvoir de séduction. Bien sûr, le finale est un peu long, mais les longueurs font partie intégrante de l''univers romanesque, comme ici de l'univers symphonique. Imagine-t-on une grande ville sans des rues et des quartiers où se perdre ?

Parmi les oeuvres orchestrales britanniques du début du XXe siècle, A London Symphony est une des pièces les plus intéressantes et aussi les plus sympathiques.
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HASH(0x94a634f8) étoiles sur 5 Original & beautiful thoughts 4 décembre 2001
Par Evan Wilson - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: CD
If you like the music of Vaughan Williams at all, you MUST get this disc because it is likely to be the only performance of the original version of the composer's 2nd symphony. Fortunately, the perfomance and sound are terrific so it is a worthy document.
As for whether the additional 20 minutes of music Vaughan Williams later cut is worth the effort, that depends on what you're hoping to hear. If you're looking for incredibly beautiful music, you'll find it here. If you're looking for a coherent piece of music, you might want to stick with the 1936 revision available elsewhere which, although not perfect, pulls things together much more effectively than we hear here.
Personally, I'll listen to both versions depending on my mood. I'm certainly glad to have this version which offers an incredibly nostalgic and beautiful coda which comprises one-third of the running time of the final movement. Further, the added repetitions in the slow movement of certain lyric passages are welcome. The second trio from the scherzo is a fascinating piece of music, but it's completely out of place with what surrounds it, so it's easy to understand why Vaughan Williams excised it.
Given the fact that the listening public has grown used to the ramshackled musical structures of people like Elgar and Mahler, it's easy to understand how someone could contentedly wallow in this piece. Occasionally, however, I want a little more coherence, so from time to time I find it worth hearing Vaughan William's second thoughts about the 2nd symphony. For that, I turn to Barbirolli or Boult. (Both available at mid-price.)
If I could only have one version of this, though, I suppose it be this one. Do try, though, to get this and the later revision, because Vaughan Williams wasn't wrong to think that the original version is a bit unwieldy.
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HASH(0x94a6354c) étoiles sur 5 "A symphony by a Londoner" - uncut 24 mai 2001
Par Rodney Gavin Bullock - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: CD
This recording of the original 1913 version of Vaughan Williams `A London Symphony' is not only outstanding in its own right but it is a historical document. Ursula Vaughan Williams, the composer's wife, gave special permission for this to be made as the composer was against performance of his original version. It follows that it will not make its way to the concert hall.
The symphony was given its first performance in early 1914. `You really have done it this time!' wrote his friend Gustav Holst. The full score was soon lost in mysterious circumstances but was reconstructed from the orchestral parts. After the war he revised the symphony several times, the last in 1933. The final version was about twenty minutes shorter than the original, resulting in a much leaner, tighter work. So what was `lost'?
`It [is] an enigma to me why these bars were removed, for in their magic and beauty they have caught something of London which Whistler captured in his Nocturnes.' So wrote Bernard Herrman, the American composer, referring to the slow movement. This is music of staggering beauty and occurs towards the end of the 2nd movement. In the scherzo you can hear a passage which VW called `nasty, modern stuff'. This begins at Track 4, 5:45. The orchestral writing is highly original and some people have spotted a similarity to Holst's Planet Suite- Neptune. In the final movement, the fast music is suddenly arrested by a much slower passage of almost Mahlerian anguish before returning to its familiar course. Then comes what VW called the `bad hymn tune' . It turns out to be no such thing, but instead a beautiful chorale. The epilogue is much longer and very beautiful indeed.
Lewis Foreman, in a review of this disc in the BMS* News, expresses my feelings exactly: `..one is so used to the final version that it takes several hearings to get over the shock of familiar music suddenly switching into sections that were...cut...and then back again. And just how cherishable on its own account is the material he cut? Its like being taken back to some pre-bombing London and finding long-forgotten squares and alleys and evocative vistas that we thought had gone forever'. Vaughan Williams' creativity was at such a pitch that he had too much good material - it does not sag under its own weight, rather it is bursting at the seams.
George Butterworth was a close friend of VW and offered useful criticism during the composition of the symphony. Tragically he was shot in 1916 and Vaughan Williams dedicated the work to him in memory of the younger man. Butterworth used two folk songs, which he had collected himself, in the idyll The Banks of Green Willow (1913). This short but lovely work is beautifully crafted and it is fitting that his music should share the same disc.
The performance by the LSO under Richard Hickox is superlative. The reading is broad and the hushed intensity of the strings in the quiet passages is other-worldly. Chandos has exceeded even its high standards. The notes are by Stephen Connock, Chairman of the Ralph Vaughan Williams Society and Michael Kennedy, a friend of VW who has written an excellent book about his music.
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HASH(0x94a63984) étoiles sur 5 More than just adding 20 minutes of earlier cut material. 15 juillet 2001
Par Bob Zeidler - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: CD
The London Symphony of Ralph Vaughan Williams (RVW) may be his best-known symphony, at least if judged on the basis of number of recordings and concert performances. While not strictly "programmatic," the quotation of the Big Ben (Westimster) chimes sequence that is a key musical phrase in the opening and closing movements certainly ties it to that city, and the luminous Scherzo captures the mood (and the fog) of the city at night at least as well as Gershwin caught the mood of Paris, to throw out one example. (RVW's characteristic "off-the-beat" accents in the Scherzo give it a jauntiness eerily similar to the "jazzy" accents that Gershwin used for his depiction of Paris. RVW simply got there ahead of Gershwin. By about 10 years or so. Interesting.)

Over the years, various recordings by Sir Adrian Boult were part of my library (always adding the latest Boult version as it was released). High on my list of good performances, too, were those of Andre Previn and Bernard Haitink. I may never listen to any of them ever again.

The reason why: By going back to RVW's original version of 1913, which restores about 20 minutes of material that he had removed over the years, through three revisions, ending with a 1936 edition that is the one normally heard (and the score version for all of the Boult, Previn and Haitink recordings in my library).

True, some of the restored material could be considered "padding"; material too amorphous and diffuse to really add anything to the symphony. But there are two areas where the restored material are magic; no lesser description will do.

The first is in the Scherzo, that fleet impression of London at night, where the restored material heightens the mood considerably while extending the movement by some minutes without in the slightest overstaying its welcome. Most of the restored material comes at the end of the Scherzo, where it now fades out with RVW's characteristically beautiful ability to "turn a phrase."

The second, and far greater, improvement is to the final movement, and most particularly to the Epilogue of this movement, where now what one hears is an eerie precursor of the final ("Uranus") movement of Gustav Holst's "The Planets." This is not a point of reference that should be overplayed; each of RVW and Holst went his separate way with his respective material once past this initial "shock of recognition." Nevertheless, an astonishing bit to hear by someone who has heard both works many, many times.

The booklet annotators make the point - valid to be sure - that RVW felt his 1936 revision to be his final say on the matter, and moreover that his revisions and excisions over the years were all his; all voluntary for purposes of tightening up the structure (unlike, as one of the annotators points out, the case of Bruckner, who experienced never-ending - and often awful - edits and revisions suggested by well-meaning but not well-informed "friends").

But this original version has captured my fancy, and my ears. Tough to go back now; it's that good.

Bob Zeidler
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HASH(0x94a63d50) étoiles sur 5 A very pleasant surprise 23 octobre 2002
Par Robert J. Cruce - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: CD
I am very familiar with this symphony in its later revision so I knew just where all the older material came in. Very fine music making. It is amusing, though, to read in the liner notes that this earlier version of the symphony was approved by "Mrs. Vaughn Williams" for recording only (not for regular concert performance). The conductor obviously wishes it were otherwise. Talk about respecting the composer's "final wishes" are hogwash. VW probably would have revised this symphony again endlessly had he lived. The first version would become the standard version if the public were to be sufficiently exposed to it. So by all means grab this magnificent disc.
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HASH(0x94a63e34) étoiles sur 5 Record of the Year 29 novembre 2001
Par David A. Wend - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: CD Achat vérifié
Not only did this recording of the original version of Vaughan Williams's Second Symphony win the Gramophone Award for Best Orchestral Recording but it was selected as the best recording of the year.
I agree with all of the accolades of the previous reviewers. What sets this recording apart is that it makes familiar music new and exciting. We can now judge whether Vaughan Williams was correct in making his cuts or, as many of his friends thought, he should have left it alone.
The Banks of the Green Willow by George Butterworth is also a wonderfully played and unforgettable work that complements the symphony. This is a must have disc for admirers of Vaughan Williams's music and a solid introduction to new comers. Highly recommended.
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