RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958): Household Music - 3 Preludes on Welsh Hymn Tunes for Oboe and String Trio, Ten Blake Songs for Tenor and Oboe, Oboe Concerto in A Minor, Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis.
Catalogue Number: 11L063
Description: Relatively rare V-W here in the 14-minute Household Music of 1940-41 and the Blake Songs which date from the composer's penultimate year and were written for a documentary film on the philosopher/poet. The combination of oboe and tenor produces a haunting, melancholy quality in songs whose texts can seem rather cloyingly out-of-date. Texts included. Lajos Lencsés (oboe), Andreas Weller (tenor), Budapest Strings; Béla Bánfalvi.