Vaughan Williams: Symphonies Nos 5 & 8
CDHLL7533  68 minutes 4 seconds
‘The Scherzo shows the Hallé winds and brass to excellent effect and I was warmed by Elder's well-aimed use of string portamentos in the 'Cavatina' … I would recommend it unreservedly’ (Gramophone)
BBC Music Magazine
‘Vaughan Williams’s outwardly serene Symphony No 5 is a difficult work to get right … which is why Sir Mark Elder’s recording does succeed; he manages to inject a hint of drama into the static op ...