The Lark Ascending.


Tasmin Little Performs:

  • The Lark Ascending, and more.

In this release, violinist Tasmin Little once again demonstrates her unique capabilities to perform some of the best – loved British composers of the twentieth century.

We hear the following selections:


  • Legende


  • Chanson de Nuit, Op. 15 No. 1
  • Salut d’amour, Op. 12
  • Chanson de Matin, Op. 15 No. 2


  • A Song of the Night, Op. 19 No. 1


  • Violin Concerto

Vaughan Williams:

  • The Lark Ascending

Performed by Tasmin Little (violin), with the BBC Philharmonic, Sir Andrew Davis conducting.

Gramophone magazine previously wrote of Ms. Little’s performance of Elgar’s Violin Concerto:

“For sheer beauty of tone and expressive nostalgia, Tasmin Little and Sir Andrew Davis out-Elgar their rivals.”

J. Moeran composed his Violin Concerto during visits to Ireland, and it strongly reflects his love of the landscape in County Kerry.

The Lark Ascending, Ralph Vaughan Williams’ much-loved romance for violin and orchestra, has long been considered a pièce de resistance for Tasmin Little, one that she is often called on to perform in concert.

This disc also features three works by Elgar, all heard in arrangements by Roger Turner:

  • Chanson de matin of 1899
  • Chanson de nuit, and
  • Salut d’amour.

Here is Tasmin Little in a video of Elgar’s great Violin Concerto with Sir Andrew Davis and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.



And next, here she is in “The Lark Ascending” by Ralph Vaughan Williams:



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