English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams died on this day in 1958 – aged 85.
He 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
Release Date: November 19, 2013