Rubbra & Bliss: Piano Concertos

Rubbra & Bliss: Piano Concertos

Piers Lane (piano), The Orchestra Now, Leon Botstein (conductor)


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.

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