Vaughan Williams based the disc s centrepiece, the majestic Sinfonia Antartica, on music he had written for the film Scott of the Antarctic only a few years before, stunningly evoking the implacable, frozen landscape of the Antarctic.
Vaughan Williams based the disc’s centrepiece, the majestic Sinfonia Antartica, on music he had written for the film Scott of the Antarctic only a few years before, stunningly evoking the implacable, frozen landscape of the Antarctic.
Vaughan Williams – Sinfonia Antartica, etc Show recording details. Others in this Series. Titles in this series. CHAN 5186 . Vaughan Williams – Sinfonia Antartica, etc. RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS . Sinfonia Antartica (Symphony No.7) (1949-51) * 41:40. for Soprano Solo, Female Chorus, and Orchestra. To Ernest Irving. 1. 1.
Vaughan Williams – Sinfonia Antartica. Conductor Sir Mark Elder. Featuring: Stephen Hough, piano Sophie Bevan, soprano. Choir: Ladies of the Hallé Choir. Representing two distinct sides of the French musical personality, Berlioz and Saint-Saëns make an intriguing combination.
Haitink’s EMI interpretation of Sinfonia antartica is exceptionally fine and I honestly cannot say that Bryden Thomson’s approaches it. l treasure, too, the original Barbirolli/Halle LP recording, made by HMV just after the first performances in 1953.
8. Sinfonia Antarctica by Vaughan Williams. Ralph Vaughan Williams wrote the music for the 1947 epic film ‘Scott of the Antarctic’ and he was so inspired by the moving story and the wintery landscape that he incorporated much of the music from his score into his seventh symphony – the Sinfonia …
The Symphony No. 7, or Sinfonia Antartica, of Ralph Vaughan Williams (the odd-looking spelling is Italian) had its origins in the composer’s 1948 score for the film Scott of the Antarctic, and both scores use orchestral instruments to conjure up sounds of freezing winds and the like.