• “The Lark Ascending” - Domaine de la Chanteleuserie: Cuvée Alouettes (2017)

    1 month ago - By 10,000 Birds

    This past Tuesday marked the centenary of the première of The Lark Ascending , a work for solo violin and orchestra by the English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. One of the most famous of all pieces inspired by birds in the Western classical music canon, The Lark Ascending was influenced by an 1881 poem of the same name by the Victorian novelist and poet George Meredith. Like Meredith's adoring paean, Vaughan Williams's rapturous, single-movement romance celebrates the ceaseless song of ecstasy given by the Eurasian Skylark : a rich and bubbling rhapsody of trills, chirrups, and whistles...
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