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RUBBRA: Violin Concerto, Op. 103 / Improvisations, Op. 89


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RUBBRA: Violin Concerto, Op. 103 / Improvisations, Op. 89

Although he was renowned for his choral music (Naxos 8.555255) and his eleven symphonies, Rubbra composed a small number of concertante pieces and concertos notable for their eloquent musicality rather than mere virtuosity. At the heart of the very fine 1959 Violin Concerto, which unfolds characteristically in large, seamless spans, is the deeply reflective slow movement, a musical ‘poem’ of rapt meditation and yearning. In all the works on this disc, Rubbra’s orchestration is distinctive for its range of colour and timbre, its precise judgement of weight and texture, and passages of great beauty.

Rubbra, Edmund

  Improvisation for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 89
1.   Improvisation for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 89 00:12:25
  Improvisations on Virginal Pieces by Giles Farnaby, Op. 50
2.   I. Farnaby’s Conceit 00:03:24
3.   II. His Dreame 00:02:33
4.   III. His Humour 00:02:18
5.   IV. Loth to Depart 00:03:12
6.   V. Tell me, Daphne 00:02:44
  Violin Concerto, Op. 103
7.   I. Allegro 00:14:36
8.   II. Poema: Lento ma non troppo 00:10:41
9.   III. Allegro giocoso 00:05:12

Total Playing Time: 00:57:05

Rubbra, Edmund

Yuasa, Takuo

Ulster Orchestra

Osostowicz, Krysia

Label: Naxos

Genre: Concertos; Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.557591

Barcode: 747313259120

Physical Release: 10/2005

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