‘Seven variations in search of a theme’

Variations without a theme? How can that be?? Well… After the five movements of the Sinfonia Antartica, the Eighth Symphony returns to the more traditional four movement shape. It’s scored for what Vaughan Williams described as a ‘Schubert’ orchestra plus harp and, as he put it, ‘all the ’phones and ’spiels known to the composer’ […]