Rubbra


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Rubbra

(Charles) Edmund. 1901--86, English composer of works in a traditional idiom
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The Rubbra songs that follow are similar in style and mood.
This latter aspect of the instrument was heard last night in Finzi's Interlude and in some passages of the oboe sonatas by Howells and Rubbra.
In fact, Rubbra took a relatively long time to work through the varied influences that contributed to the formation of his idiom.
At least similarly traduced Brits, notably Sir Arnold Bax and Sir William Walton, make fleeting appearances in Ross's text, though their equally able compatriot Edmund Rubbra does not.
Rubbra's 11-minute solo, Meditation on a Byzantine Hymn, holds one enthralled, and he is joined by Ivan Volkov and the BBC Scottish Orchestra in the Concertos of Rubbra and Walton - the viola comes into its own
She still recalls a singing competition when she was very young where she was singing about Robin Redbreast in a distinctly unchildlike setting by the British composer, Edmund Rubbra (it was a prize-winning performance).
In the past I have praised the symphonies of English composer Edmund Rubbra (1901-1986), whose music sounds modern but always pleasing, perhaps in the mold of Ralph Vaughan Williams.
DELIUS, BRIDGE, IRELAND, RUBBRA, CLARKE, KEYS Alexander Baillie / John Thwaites Somm Records is adroit at filling gaps in the catalogue with rarely-heard British music.
Although he was a gifted, competent composer, his music and salient contributions to English song are now considered to be on the same level as other gifted, lesser known, often overlooked composers--Gerald Finzi, Roger Quilter, Edmund Rubbra, Michael Head, Peter Warlock, Christian Darnton, et al.
British composers of the period such a Rubbra, Rawsthorne, Tippett, Bliss and Maurice Johnston were regularly played, which is very commendable, but hardly the fare to attract an audience.
The Fifth Symphony is perhaps the most characteristic and it closes out the first complete Rubbra cycle on Chandos.
As well as helping to build the profile of such lesser lights as Rubbra and Alwyn, he recorded Tippett symphonies and Britten operas.