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, as did the deaths of close friends such as George Butterworth.
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Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis / Fantasia on Greensleeves / The Lark Ascending; Five Variants on Dives and Lazurus (Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields feat. conductor Sir Neville Marriner)
March 10, 1986
Sir Neville Marriner (conductor), Academy of St Martin in the Fields (performing orchestra)
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