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Hyperion Romantic Piano Concertos series - next issue Rubbra and Bliss


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« on: March 10, 2020, 05:09:15 pm »

Announced as ‘ Coming soon’ on Hyperion’s website - the Piano Concertos by Rubbra and Bliss, played by Piers Lane.
The two existing recordings of the Rubbra, a much underrated work, by Denis Matthews and Malcolm  Binns, are elderly and in mono, so a new recording is much to be welcomed.
As for the Bliss, a modern recording is a bonus.
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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2020, 07:56:39 pm »


Announced as ‘ Coming soon’ on Hyperion’s website - the Piano Concertos by Rubbra and Bliss, played by Piers Lane.
The two existing recordings of the Rubbra, a much underrated work, by Denis Matthews and Malcolm  Binns, are elderly and in mono, so a new recording is much to be welcomed.
As for the Bliss, a modern recording is a bonus.

Having being an avid collector of the Hyperion RPC series until the early volumes in the 20s and then been very choosey, I will consider this release. Whilst I have a recording of the Rubbra, I haven't listened to it for years and don't recall a note. The Cello Concerto and, especially, the Violin Concerto of Bliss, to my mind, are much more interesting than the Piano Concerto.
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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2020, 08:51:37 am »

Good news indeed. A small point of correction (as an owner of the CD of the Binns performance). As far as I can see this is a stereo recording  - from the BBC, of a concert given in 1976 for Rubbra's 75th birthday. celebrations.
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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2020, 02:28:24 pm »

You are, of course, correct, but I stick by ‘elderly’ !
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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2020, 05:29:01 pm »

Not on my shopping list, frankly.  The Bliss Concerto is rather too much tub-thumping for me, and while I value the Rubbra, Binns will continue to work just fine. 
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« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2020, 10:50:14 am »

June, 26th https://www.prestomusic.com/classical/products/8773246--rubbra-bliss-piano-concertos
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« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2020, 01:33:53 am »


Announced as ‘ Coming soon’ on Hyperion’s website - the Piano Concertos by Rubbra and Bliss, played by Piers Lane.
The two existing recordings of the Rubbra, a much underrated work, by Denis Matthews and Malcolm  Binns, are elderly and in mono, so a new recording is much to be welcomed.
As for the Bliss, a modern recording is a bonus.

Having being an avid collector of the Hyperion RPC series until the early volumes in the 20s and then been very choosey, I will consider this release. Whilst I have a recording of the Rubbra, I haven't listened to it for years and don't recall a note. The Cello Concerto and, especially, the Violin Concerto of Bliss, to my mind, are much more interesting than the Piano Concerto.

Glad to see that....  Since I have all 80 CDs in the series.. I look forward to #81.  Number 80 with Dupont/Benoit was wonderful ..
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« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2020, 09:10:49 am »

Is Hyperion running out of worthy "Romantic Piano Concertos" for the series, or could it conceivably reach 100, or even 200?

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« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2020, 11:00:20 am »

They will have no difficulty in reaching 100, believe me. 200? Well, some of us may not be around to find out!
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« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2020, 10:15:17 pm »

In terms of British Romantic PCs I am now scratching around to think what else might possibly be included! George Macfarren (1835, if extant) possibly, the elusive Sterndale Bennett 6th hopefully, likewise Holbrooke's "L'Orient". Otherwise it would seem that the series has (very welcome as the idea is) covered the bases pretty well in terms of what is practicable to revive. Bliss and Rubbra strike me as odd inclusions but if the release brings these works to a wider audience I would be the first to applaud Hyperion.

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« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2020, 02:26:35 am »

Gaze Cooper, Stanley Wilson, William Baines, Lawrance Collingwood, Kathleen Bruckshaw, Ethel Scarborough, Tobias Matthay, Felix Borowski, Caryl Florio, Percy Sherwood (no. 1), Arthur Hinton, Brian Easdale, Frank Merrick, Frank Tapp... all British and all with extant scores for piano and orchestra.
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« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2020, 03:27:00 am »

But the series is not BRITISH Romantic PCs is it?  I would think there's potentially still lots of ground to cover.
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« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2020, 07:43:25 am »

Oh, yes. Quite. I mentioned those British composers just to assure Albion that there were still plenty of those to choose from. The number of worthwhile Romantic piano & orchestra works by non-British composers that remain unrecorded is enormous.
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« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2020, 08:35:33 am »

It is scheduled for release at the end of June, and also includes Bax’s Morning Song (Maytime in Sussex)
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« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2020, 03:25:44 pm »

Oh, yes. Quite. I mentioned those British composers just to assure Albion that there were still plenty of those to choose from. The number of worthwhile Romantic piano & orchestra works by non-British composers that remain unrecorded is enormous.

Yes  in the whole catalogue of Romantic Piano Concertos.. they have only scratched the surface.  Vox did a series in the 1980s/1990s but it only went to Vol 3 or 4. Darzins (Latvian) piano concerto, Garuta (another great one)... Lydia Auster's Piano Concerto.. 2 that I can think of whilest drinking my coffee.
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