Posted by Steve Oberheu on April 22, 2002 at 18:12:54:
In Reply to: Vaughan Williams Fourth by DSO posted by Rick Denney on April 22, 2002 at 15:32:35:
Man, that must have been great to see/hear!! I was actually wondering recently why his works are so rarely performed by American orchestras....it's great music! I'm also a huge fan of Vaughan-Williams's symphonies and song cycles, way more than the tuba concerto. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad someone of his stature actually wrote us a concerto...but it certainly was not among his best work. His 3rd symphony has a wonderful tuba part as well. I'd really like to see major American orchestras perform his music more often.
Steve "no cool tagline like Rick's" Oberheu