18:04 Vaughan Williams – Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis Philharmonia Orchestra (London, UK)
Philharmonia Orchestra (London, UK)
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John Wilson conducts the Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis. Vaughan Williams’s rhapsodic masterpiece is well suited to socially-distanced performance – he divides his forces into two mini-orchestras and a string quartet, and asks for them to be placed as far apart as possible, to weave a web of luminous sound around the listener.
This piece was filmed as part of the Philharmonia Sessions, a series of new online performances. Take the best seat in your house to enjoy specially created performances of some of the most uplifting classical music.
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