It was London that brought Grace Williams together with Ralph Vaughan Williams, her teacher at the Royal College of Music, and with Benjamin Britten, her fellow student there. So after the thrilling ride of Britten’s 1943 string showpiece, and Williams’ rarely performed 1950 Violin Concerto, Britain’s capital city is the inspiration in Vaughan Williams’ first purely orchestral symphony, composed just before World War One.
Conductor: Jamie Phillips
Violin: Madeleine Mitchell
Britten: Prelude and Fugue for 18-part String Orchestra
Grace Williams: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony