6 May 2016

Curtain Raiser: Vaughan Williams - A Sea Symphony

From the collecton Curtain Raiser
Pacific Ocean Sunset

Pacific Ocean Sunset Photo: Tony Webster, CC by 2.0

This 1909 symphony for orchestra, choir and two soloists uses texts by the American Walt Whitman. The vast spaces between haze-shrouded vistas and unfathomable depths of the sea become a metaphor for eternity. Presented by Peter Mechen (RNZ)

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