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Following on from their highly acclaimed cycle of the 9 Vaughan Williams symphonies, Andrew Manze and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra have recorded a spectacular Job, taken from a live performance at the famed Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool. Also on this album is the orchestral ballet Old King Cole, a riot of orchestral colors with some beautiful passages for solo violin. The Running Set, based on traditional dance tunes completes this dance themed program. Vaughan Williams' inspiration for Job arose from William Blake's illustrations for The Book of Job, a collection of water colors from 1805, and the later engravings from 1822. 1928 was the centenary of Blake's death, and he attempted to interest Serge Diaghilev, the foremost artistic power in the world of ballet to take it up but to no avail. The work has since become a concert piece after a handful of staged performances in the early 1930s. The score is in 9 sections telling the story of Job. The music is notable for it's dramatic contrasts. The music for God being powerful and majestic, that for Satan is powerfully dissonant with a violence that foreshadows music encountered in the composer's 4th and 6th symphonies and piano concerto. He had seen service in France in the First World War, and what he saw there undoubtedly colored his musical language, and the horrors endured by Job are depicted in some of his most driven and dissonant music.
Following on from their highly acclaimed cycle of the 9 Vaughan Williams symphonies, Andrew Manze and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra have recorded a spectacular Job, taken from a live performance at the famed Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool. Also on this album is the orchestral ballet Old King Cole, a riot of orchestral colors with some beautiful passages for solo violin. The Running Set, based on traditional dance tunes completes this dance themed program. Vaughan Williams' inspiration for Job arose from William Blake's illustrations for The Book of Job, a collection of water colors from 1805, and the later engravings from 1822. 1928 was the centenary of Blake's death, and he attempted to interest Serge Diaghilev, the foremost artistic power in the world of ballet to take it up but to no avail. The work has since become a concert piece after a handful of staged performances in the early 1930s. The score is in 9 sections telling the story of Job. The music is notable for it's dramatic contrasts. The music for God being powerful and majestic, that for Satan is powerfully dissonant with a violence that foreshadows music encountered in the composer's 4th and 6th symphonies and piano concerto. He had seen service in France in the First World War, and what he saw there undoubtedly colored his musical language, and the horrors endured by Job are depicted in some of his most driven and dissonant music.
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Vaughan Williams: Job - A Masque For Dancing
Artist: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Format: CD
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DISC: 1

1. Job, a Masque for Dancing: Scene I. Introduction - Pastoral Dance - Satan's Appeal to God - Saraband of the Sons of God
2. Job, a Masque for Dancing: Scene II. Satan's Dance of Triumph
3. Job, a Masque for Dancing: Scene III. Minuet of the Sons of Job and Their Wives - Minuet of the Sons and Daughters of Job
4. Job, a Masque for Dancing: Scene IV. Job's Dream - Dance of Plague, Pestilence, Famine and Battle
5. Job, a Masque for Dancing: Scene V. Dance of the Three Messsengers
6. Job, a Masque for Dancing: Scene VI. Dance of Job's Comforters - Job's Curse - a Vision of Satan
7. Job, a Masque for Dancing: Scene VII. Elihu's Dance of Beauty and Youth - Pavane of the Heavenly Host
8. Job, a Masque for Dancing: Scene VIII: Pavane of the Sons of the Morning - Gaillard of the Sons of the Morning - Altar Dance and

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Following on from their highly acclaimed cycle of the 9 Vaughan Williams symphonies, Andrew Manze and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra have recorded a spectacular Job, taken from a live performance at the famed Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool. Also on this album is the orchestral ballet Old King Cole, a riot of orchestral colors with some beautiful passages for solo violin. The Running Set, based on traditional dance tunes completes this dance themed program. Vaughan Williams' inspiration for Job arose from William Blake's illustrations for The Book of Job, a collection of water colors from 1805, and the later engravings from 1822. 1928 was the centenary of Blake's death, and he attempted to interest Serge Diaghilev, the foremost artistic power in the world of ballet to take it up but to no avail. The work has since become a concert piece after a handful of staged performances in the early 1930s. The score is in 9 sections telling the story of Job. The music is notable for it's dramatic contrasts. The music for God being powerful and majestic, that for Satan is powerfully dissonant with a violence that foreshadows music encountered in the composer's 4th and 6th symphonies and piano concerto. He had seen service in France in the First World War, and what he saw there undoubtedly colored his musical language, and the horrors endured by Job are depicted in some of his most driven and dissonant music.


        
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