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Ralph Vaughan Williams, OM (1872–1958) was an influential English composer.

Vaughan Williams was born on 12th October 1872 in Down Ampney, a village in the Cotswolds. After attending Charterhouse School and Trinity College, Cambridge, he became a student at the Royal College of Music; he later studied with Max Bruch in Berlin and Maurice Ravel in Paris.

He served as a lieutenant in World War I, having volunteered for the Field Ambulance Service; the appalling carnage affected him deeply… read more

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  • Outstanding.
  • great .
  • So English,so evocative,so beautiful!!
  • Wonderful
  • I'm starting to slowly fall in love with his compositions. brilliant melodies, such talent.
  • Wonderful
  • album here http://www.last.fm/music/Richard+Hickox%2FNorthern+Sinfonia+of+England/Hickox+conducts+Vaughan+Williams
  • ' A Piece of Natural Magic ' - Ralph Vaughan Williams' The Lark Ascending as performed by Rafael Druian and the Cleveland Sinfonietta, conducted by Louis Lane. http://youtu.be/JTGwTH1PUeI
  • Still on tour :-)
  • Sinfonia antartica on a cold day with a cup of tea.

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