Edmund Rubbra - Symphony No.3 • A Tribute • Overture Resurgam • Symphony No.4

Philharmonia Orchestra
Norman Del Mar, conductor

Label: Lyrita
Copyright: 1990 Lyrita Recorded Edition, England
Catalogue number: SRCD.202
UPC/EAN: 5020926020222
Format: CD
Analogue / Digital recording: DDD
Number of discs: 1
Total playing time: 72.37
Price: £ 14.99 (+ postage & packing)

Recorded at Abbey Road No. 1, 10 - 12 November 1986, Producer: Andrew Cornall, Engineer: John Dunkerley

"There is nothing remotely ‘contemporary’ about Edmund Rubbra’s symphonies … but … if Rubbra’s music is not of our time it could not have been written at any other, and it is certainly steeped in the English musical heritage. I have always counted the opening of the Fourth as one of the most beautiful things, not just in Rubbra, but in all English music of our time … there is little in the way of surface beauty to seduce the listener, but at the same time it is obvious this music possesses eloquence and nobility, and clearly tells of deep and serious things. Let me say that the performances by the Philharmonia under Norman Del Mar are as dedicated as their earlier accounts of the Sixth and Eighth Symphonies. The recorded sound is pretty much state-of-the-art, with superb clarity and presence and transparent well-defined textures. This is an important issue and is strongly recommended" Robert Layton, Gramophone

"Here is the ideal introduction to the music of Edmund Rubbra. The Third and Fourth symphonies (fine works, both) sandwich two shorter, but still impressive, orchestral works ..." Colin Clarke, www.musicweb-international.com Click here to read the full review

Symphony no.3, Opus 49 Edmund Rubbra 32.36
1 1. Moderato 9.01
2 2. Allegro 5.43
3 3. Molto adagio 7.26
4 4. Tema con variazioni 10.26
5 A Tribute, Opus 56 Edmund Rubbra 5.03
6 Overture Resurgam, Opus 149 Edmund Rubbra 7.59
Symphony no.4, Opus 53 Edmund Rubbra 26.59
7 1. Con moto 13.01
8 2. Intermezzo 4.21
9 3. Introduzione 4.30
10 4. Allegro maestoso 5.07

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