Avengers vs. X-Men by Brian Michael BendisThe Avengers and the X-Men - the two most popular super-hero teams in history - go to war! This landmark pop-culture event brings together Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Cyclops, Storm, Magneto and more in the story that changes them forever! And in AVX: Vs., experience the larger-than-life battles too big for any other comic to contain! Iron Man vs. Magneto! Spider-Man vs. Colossus! Captain America vs. Gambit! And more! Plus: For the first time ever in print, Marvels groundbreaking Infinite Comics are collected, revealing key events through the eyes of Marvels major players. Its Marvels biggest event ever - but will the Avengers or the X-Men emerge triumphant? Collecting Avengers vs. X-Men 0-12, Point One (AVX story) 4 Stars (out of 4) - CBR
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Collecting AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #0-12 and material from POINT ONE #1.
Ralph Vaughan Williams - A Sea Symphony
In , when Vaughan Williams was asked to pick one of his symphonies for a special concert celebrating his 80 th birthday, he chose the Fifth Symphony. No other work of his had such a long and complex gestation with such profound connections to his earlier works, nor is there any work which so perfectly captures his most personal and distinctive of musical languages.
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It was during the summer of that George Butterworth a victim of The Great War, and whose enchanting idyll, The Banks of Green Willow, comprises the achingly poignant curtain-raiser here first suggested to Vaughan Williams that he should write a purely orchestral symphony. Over the next two decades or so, the work underwent three revisions including much judicious pruning and was published twice in and Whereas the opening movement is as we know it today, the ensuing, expanded Lento acquires an intriguingly mournful, even world-weary demeanour. Unnervingly, the ecstatic full flowering of that glorious E major Largamente idea, first heard at fig F in the final revision, never materialises, and the skies glower menacingly thereafter. Quite simply, an essential purchase for anyone remotely interested in British music.
A London Symphony (Symphony No.2) (Vaughan Williams, Ralph) . Scores. Complete Score London: Stainer & Bell, n.d.. Plate S. & B.
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In its original form, A London Symphony was a huge work lasting more than an hour, but over the next 20 years the composer revised and shortened it several times, until the definitive score, which eventually appeared in print in , emerged — more than 15 minutes shorter than the original. That final version of the symphony is the one usually performed today, but in the late Richard Hickox was given permission to conduct the original score for Chandos , on the strict understanding that it would never be performed in concert. It revealed how much of the music that Vaughan Williams would later excise was vividly pictorial, and that most of the cuts he made, particularly in the finale, tightened the symphonic structure and made it less episodic. Yet among the flurry of VW recordings this month, two other releases continue well-established symphony cycles. Facebook Twitter Pinterest. Topics Classical music. BBC Symphony Orchestra album reviews.
The work is sometimes referred to as Symphony No. First performed in , the four-movement symphony was lost, reconstructed and later modified by Vaughan Williams. Vaughan Williams said that while the title may suggest a programmatic piece and the work includes sounds heard in London such as the Westminster Quarters , it was intended to be heard as absolute music. In a programme note in , he suggested that Symphony by a Londoner might be a better title. The symphony opens quietly, and after a few nocturnal bars, the Westminster chimes are heard, played on the harp.