Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony, Serenade to Music

03.17.12
Christopher Seaman
Financial Times

By Andrew Clark

A wonderfully atmospheric account of the composer’s London portrait 

This is a wonderfully atmospheric account of Vaughan Williams’ London portrait, played by the Rochester Philharmonic and conducted by a hugely experienced advocate of English music.

Seaman, neglected in his native UK, finds rapture and vitality in the symphony’s impressionist tableaux, and the Serenade for 16 solo voices simply glows.

Vaughan Williams
A London Symphony, Serenade to Music
Christopher Seaman
(Harmonia Mundi)