Vaughan Williams, Bernstein, Harris, and Ives
May 13, 2011
Perhaps the most beloved of all 20th century composers , Vaughan Williams had a creative life that reached from the 1880s to almost 1960, witnessing two devastating world wars, unimaginable social and political upheaval, and amazing scientific developments. For Vaughan Williams, they were years that opened new paths and inspired deeply touching music of earthly and unearthly beauty. Presented with fellow English and American composers - including our own Yehudi Wyner in a brand new work composed for Cantata Singers - and with Bach's great Mass in B minor (a work RVW loved and conducted), this Cantata Singers season deepens the journey.