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CHAN 9966

Rubbra: Sinfonia Concertante

The Classical Shop
release date: November 2001

Originally recorded in 1996

Artists:

BBC National Orchestra of Wales


Richard Hickox


Susan Bickley

mezzo-soprano‡

Howard Shelley

piano*

BBC National Chorus of Wales



Venue:

Brangwyn Hall, Swansea



Producer:

Ralph Couzens


Mike George



Engineer:

Ralph Couzens


Jonathan Cooper

(Assistant Sinfonia concertante & A Tribute)

Richard Smoker

(Assistant The Morning Watch & Ode to the Queen)

Record Label
Chandos

Genre:

Orchestral & Concertos




Total Time - 61:44
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EDMUND RUBBRA

(1901-1986)
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Sinfonia Concertante, Op. 38*

31:47  
1 I Fantasia: Lento con molto rubato - Allegro 12:35
2 II Saltarella: Allegro vivace 5:14
3 III Prelude and Fugue: Lento 13:46
   
4 

A Tribute, Op. 56

4:27
  Andante  
5 

The Morning Watch, Op. 55†

12:44
   
 

Ode to the Queen, Op. 83‡

13:12  
6 I Sound forth celestial organs 6:36
7 II Fair as unshaded light 4:28
8 III Yet once again, let us our measures move 1:54
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"...The form in which we know the Sinfonia concertante is the revision Rubbra made in the 1940’s... Howard Shelley is a superb advocate and it is difficult to imagine a better performance. The Morning Watch is Rubbra at his most inspired... "

The Penguin Guide - 1000 Greatest Classical Recordings 2011-12


‘The songs … are beautifully sung here by Susan Bickley.’
Gramophone on Ode to the Queen

‘The Morning Watch … makes an arresting impression, and … is quite superbly performed and recorded.’
BBC Music Magazine on The Morning Watch

‘… and how eloquently and sensitively it is performed here by Howard Shelley, Richard Hickox and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.’
Gramophone on Sinfonia concertante

'A mouthwatering reissue comprising four outstandingly eloquent performances''
Gramophone




*****
R Abbott

*****
E Turner