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Adrian Boult conducts them beautifully, this is a must-have album for the collector.
After getting the 'big' parts of this work into perspective, I find it's the startling, quiet, background tensions that point this music forward.
On the basis of those five tracks alone, this CD is worth owning, and also worth gifting to friends who will likely love it.
This is my favorite interpretation of Vaughan Williams' Symphony No. 7, at least on most days. Although Haitink's is compelling, I'm unfortunately put off by, of all things, the... Read morePublished 8 months ago by J. R. Trtek
Sir Adrian Boult left behind two recordings of the Vaughan Williams Sinfonia Antartica, and the general consensus is that his earlier one, done in mono for Decca Records in 1953,... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Bruce Eder
If you only like quiet, peaceful classical music, look elsewhere, because the Sinfonia Antartica will knock your socks off-literally. Read morePublished on July 13, 2008 by Emily