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Ruth Gipps symphonies

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« Reply #30 on: September 07, 2018, 05:42:06 pm »

Delighted to hear that you are enjoying the disc! My copy has not yet arrived (but then I did order another five cds at the same time!).

"watered down, VW, pastoral ruminations" indeed Roll Eyes Who ever thought of such a thing Grin
Roll Eyes And how wrong I was!! Embarrassed Grin Indeed,I just posted this on the "What are you listening to now?" thread,at the GMG (minus the cd cover photo)!

"Still listening to this. Yes,the Fourth Symphony is more tightly structured and easily the finest of the two symphonies. That said,the Second Symphony is,imho,a fine work,and after several listens now,I really do like it. Gipps really had a flair for orchestration,and there is always something to capture my attention. Even if I hadn't heard the Fourth Symphony,I would have enjoyed this work. In fact,not being familiar with Gipps before,I really have enjoyed and been impressed by everything I've heard on this cd. Even the smaller works. Also,she has her own voice. She doesn't sound like any of the usual suspects,VW,Moeran or Bax; ie I don't keep thinking,"this sounds like such and such";although there are obviously some influences detectable. In fact,on this basis alone,I 'd go so far as to say that Chandos would be daft not to give us some more Gipps! I know it sounds a little patronising;but I really didn't expect the contents of this cd to be this good. If I was a music critic (Yeah,me a critic?!! Roll Eyes Grin) I might just nominate this as my cd find of the year! In fact,I can't wait to hear more Gipps (hint! hint! Chandos!! Grin And again,what a great cover photo! Smiley"

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