Rubbra / Bax / Bliss: The Romantic Piano Concerto

 
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EDMUND RUBBRA / SIR ARNOLD BAX / SIR ARTHUR BLISS
Rubbra / Bax / Bliss: The Romantic Piano Concerto
Piers Lane (piano), The Orchestra Now, Leon Botstein (conductor)

[ Hyperion / CD ]

Release Date: Friday 26 June 2020

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Two very different takes on the romantic piano concerto, both equally successful. The Bliss - written in 1939 for the World's Fair in New York - is extrovert, exuberant and virtuosic, the Rubbra a profound reflection on, and continuation of, the English pastoral tradition.

Tracks:

EDMUND RUBBRA
Piano Concerto in G Op 85 [29'53]
1 Corymbus: Adagio, calmo e quasi improvisatore [10'35]
2 Dialogue: Lento e solenne [10'18]
3 Danza alla rondo: Allegretto gioioso [9'00]

SIR ARNOLD BAX
4 Morning Song 'Maytime in Sussex' [7'38]

SIR ARTHUR BLISS
Piano Concerto in B flat major [39'53]
5 Allegro con brio [16'51]
6 Adagietto [11'25]
7 Andante maestoso - Molto vivo [11'37]