The Wasps Alt ernative. Title The Wasps of Aristophanes: Incidental Music Composer Vaughan Williams, Ralph: I-Catalogue Number I-Cat. No. IRV 98 Movements/Sections Mov'ts/Sec's: Overture and 3 acts 1. Overture: Allegro vivace. Act I: 2. Introduction (Nocturne): Adagio molto. 3. Melodrama and Chorus: Allegro vivace. 4. The Wasps' Serenade: Moderato. dalititudecatanisonmortpedi.coinfoer: Vaughan Williams, Ralph.
Overture to “The Wasps” was written for a production at Trinity College, Cambridge, of Aristophanes’ play, The Wasps, which satirizes the Athenian courts of law. The overture opens with the buzzing sounds of the judiciary and continues with a bouncy tune .
Jan 01, · The overture to "The Wasps" is a great opening and played with aplumb. Two caveats; the timpani tends to get muddy and lacks definition. Listen to Leonard Slatkin's performance of this work for RCA for excellent timpani sound and the second caveat is the organ is barely audible/5(23).
William Boughton imparts tremendous zest to VW's Wasps Overture, fully in keeping with its breezy nature, and he gives the big central tune its true nobility. Michael Bochmann, I note, was a — Gramophone Magazine, February More Catalogue No: NI
For decades after writing the music for The Wasps, the Overture was the only section to be regularly performed. In , the Hallé Orchestra and their conductor Sir Mark Elder recorded the complete incidental music, making it widely available for the first time since its .
Ralph Vaughan Williams () This overture is part of incidental music composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams for a production of ‘ The Wasps ’ by Aristophanes at Trinity College, Cambridge. The play is a Greek comedy focusing on corruption, rife among Athenian lawyers and politicians at the time of its creation, BC, years ago.
Description Shortly after returning from Paris where he had been studying orchestration with Ravel, the year-old Ralph Vaughan Williams was invited by Cambridge University to compose incidental music for their production of Aristophanes' great satire "The Wasps."Category: Full Orchestra.
The Wasps - Overture - Part 1: B: The Wasps - Overture - Conclusion: Companies, etc. Record Company – The Gramophone Co. Ltd. Credits Composed By – Vaughan Williams* Conductor.
AllMusic Review by James Leonard [+] Since the work's premiere by the Cambridge University Greek Club in , there have been exactly two complete performances of Vaughan Williams ' incidental music in context for Aristophanes ' The Wasps: a radio broadcast in and this performance also taken from a radio broadcast in /
The Wasps: Overture
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