ELGAR ENIGMA VARIATIONS - VAUGHAN WILLIAMS THE WASPS, GREENSLEEVES – 2 X VINYL LP
The Kansas City Symphony garnered tremendous critical acclaim for their first project on Reference Recordings, incidental music for The Tempest by Sullivan and Sibelius (Shakespeare’s Tempest, RR-115). Their second release on RR, Britten’s Orchestra, received a GRAMMY for Best Surround Sound for both the engineer and producer, as well as rave reviews everywhere! (Britten’s Orchestra, RR-120 is now unfortunately out of print).
We are thrilled to work again with Conductor Michael Stern, the son of famed violinist Isaac Stern. Now in his eighth season as music director, the Kansas City Symphony has been much praised for its remarkable artistic growth and development since his tenure began. He is also the founder of the Iris Chamber Orchestra in Memphis, Tennessee, and in addition to RR, has recorded for Sony, Hyperion, Denon, Arabesque and Naxos.
Producer David Frost has won Grammy awards in 2005, 2009 and 2011 for Classical Producer of the Year. He has produced a large roster of stars and Grammy-winning titles.
RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
The Wasps – Aristophanic Suite
A1 Overture 8:53
A2 Entra Acte, Molto Moderato 2:46
A3 March Past Of The Kitchen Utensils 3:03
B1 Entr’ Acte, Andante 4:10
B2 Ballet And Final Tableau 6:24
B3 Fantasia On “Greensleeves” 4:34
SIR EDWARD ELGAR
Variations On An Original Theme “Enigma”, Op. 36
C Variations 1 – 9 16:24
D1 Variations 10 – 13 9:15
D2 Variations 14 – Finale 5:16