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Vaughan Williams: The Wasps - Andrew Kidd (bass); Chris Wines (talking); David Stuart (bass); Francis Brett (bass); Gareth Jones (bass); Henry Goodman;...
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  1. The Wasps, incidental music for tenor, baritone, male chorus & orchestra
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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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