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Vaughan Williams: The Wasps ()

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composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams

Since the work's premiere by the Cambridge University Greek Club in 1909, there have been exactly two complete performances of Vaughan Williams' incidental music in context for Aristophanes' The Wasps: a radio broadcast in 1972 and this performance also taken from a radio broadcast in 2005. One can readily understand why. The score is, relatively speaking, early Vaughan Williams. Just back from his three-month trip to study with Ravel, the 38-year-old composer had yet to turn out much music that was characteristic, much ...

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Vaughan Williams: The Wasps
2006, BBC Music

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