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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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  • Avatar for jordannowak
    Way to work through my city with london symphony in my ears - I love it <3
  • Avatar for Ntagfoo
    Outstanding.
  • Avatar for OG-Gurda
    great .
  • Avatar for tdattani
    So English,so evocative,so beautiful!!
  • Avatar for lilla222
    Wonderful
  • Avatar for neezinu
    I'm starting to slowly fall in love with his compositions. brilliant melodies, such talent.
  • Avatar for CosmicPi
    Wonderful
  • Avatar for headeynyp
    album here http://www.last.fm/music/Richard+Hickox%2FNorthern+Sinfonia+of+England/Hickox+conducts+Vaughan+Williams
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    ' 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
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    Still on tour :-)

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