Tamsin Waley-Cohen and the Lark Ascending

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Those who’ve had the delight of seeing Tamsin live will know just how distinctive this recording will be and her close relationship with OOTS makes this very special indeed. With reviews like this from our previous collaboration it should be a best seller!

Violinist Tamsin Waley-Cohen – described by the late Ruggiero Ricci following a masterclass as the “most exceptionally gifted young violinist I have ever encountered” – adds to her already prodigious reputation with a new disc of timeless works for strings by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Edward Elgar. Joined again the the Orchestra of the Swan under David Curtis, the centre piece of the programme is an enchanting performance of Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending.

Full of spirit and stunningly played here by Tamsin Waley-Cohen and Orchestra of the Swan give light-footed support. The Observer

Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
Elgar: Introduction & Allegro

Tamsin Waley-Cohen  violin
David Curtis  conductor
Orchestra of the Swan

Ralph Vaughan Williams   Concerto for Violin and String Orchestra
Edward Elgar  Introduction and Allegro Op47
Edward Elgar  Serenade for Strings Op20
Ralph Vaughan Williams   The Lark Ascending

“Orchestra of the Swan brings the music ear-catchingly alive; all the witty drama is there, as is the charm, the brilliance, the drama and the infectious sense of fun.” The Gramophone
“This performance (RVW concerto) is very convincing and some fine imaginative touches. In the Lark Ascending beautiful violin playing sustaining the broad arcs of the lark’s flight and the Serenade has all the gracefulness and touching expression one could wish for. All in all it’s a most attractive programme, performed with real sympathy and understanding.” The Gramophone

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