Rumon Gamba

Biography

Born: 1973; England  
Rumon Gamba is a highly promising British conductor who began to gain gained fame quickly at the age of twenty-five. He is particularly known for his interest in new music, twentieth-century classics, and classic film music.

He studied music at Durham University in England and then went to the Royal Academy of Music in London. His main conducting teacher was Colin Metters. He also had regular classes with Sir Colin Davis and George Hurst,
Read more and further lessons with Maryn Brabbins, Mark Wigglesworth, and others.

He was the first conducting student to be awarded the DipRAM (the Royal Academy of Music performer's diploma). He also won the Henry Wood Scholarship and the Bob Harding Bursary. This recognition led to his being appointed Assistant Conductor of the Havant Symphony Orchestra and the British Youth Opera.

He appeared as conductor at the Newbury, Ashover, Lichfield, and Wraysbury Festivals. He was chosen to be the British representative at the International Masterclass for Conductors in 1997, and was appointed conductor of the Ipswich Orchestral Society.

His breakthrough year was 1998. He won the Lloyds Bank BBC Young Musicians '98 Conductors Workshop in Manchester. This victory carried with him the appointment as Lloyds Bank BBC Philharmonic Assistant Conductor. In that capacity, he has led touring concerts of the orchestra in smaller cities in the UK, as well as the children's concerts (called Blue Peter Family Concerts) at Royal Albert Hall in England.

He has also appeared as guest conductor with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the Manchester Camerata, and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

He soon became an important part of the Chandos Record company's new label imprint, CHANDOS Movies, which concentrates on scores from classic films of the British cinema produced by such studios as Hammer and Ealing. In this project he has conducted one album each of music by Malcolm Arnold, Georges Auric, and Alan Rawsthorne.

These albums include excerpts from Trapeze, David Copperfield, The Belles of St Trinian's, The Captain's Paradise, and The Roots of Heaven (Arnold); The Lavender Hill Mob, The Innocents, Moulin Rouge, Father Brown, It Always Rains on Sunday, Dead of Night, and Passport to Pimlico (Auric); and The Cruel Sea, Burma Victory, The Captive Heart, and Uncle Silas (Rawsthorne). Read less

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Biography

Born: 1973; England  
Rumon Gamba is a highly promising British conductor who began to gain gained fame quickly at the age of twenty-five. He is particularly known for his interest in new music, twentieth-century classics, and classic film music.

He studied music at Durham University in England and then went to the Royal Academy of Music in London. His main conducting teacher was Colin Metters. He also had regular classes with Sir Colin Davis and George Hurst,
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WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. Overture: Allegro moderato
II. Cortege: Tempo di Marcia
III. The Love of the Princess: Andante semplice
IV. The Sultan's Toys: Andante - Moderato
V. The Flying Horse Gallop: Molto moderato - Allegretto scherzando
VI. The Silvermaid's Dance: Moderato - Piu animato - Tempo I - Tranquillo
VII. The Market at Basra: Vivo
I. Prelude: Maestoso - Allegro - Poco animato - Piu lento - Piu mosso
II. Love Theme: Lento - Poco piu largamente - Tranquillo
III. The Burning Desert: Pesante - Largamente - Adagio solemne - Animato
IV. The Rowing of the Galley Slaves: Molto moderato - Poco animato - Piu allegro - Molto allegro
V. The Mother's Love: Lento
VI. Parade of the Charioteers: Alla marcia
I. Assez lent - Moderement anime
II. Assez modere, mais sans lenteur
III. Anime
I. Moderato, ma risoluto ed energico
II. Lento con gran espressione
III. Allegro giusto
I. Moderato
II. Lento con granole espressione
III. Allegro vivo
I. Calme et lumiere, Agay
II. La joie du bleu profond, Miramar de Mallorca
III. Horizons verts, Falconara
IV. Le Mystere de l'ocean, La Grande Cote
I. Rome: Andante maestoso
II. Florence: Allegro vivace
III. Venice: Andante, sans lenteur
IV. Naples: Saltarelle
No. 1. Western Wind
No. 2. Letter to Anna, pregnant
No. 3. The Sick Rose
No. 4. Tune for an Ice Cream Van
No. 5.
No. 6. Iron City Love Song
No. 7. Campionesque for Anna
The Dealer - Murder and Fire - Confession
Netta - The Spell - The Murder - Fame
The Cat - Netta's Death - The Bonfire - Recovery
Prelude - Rain - Thatcher Library - Manuscript Reading and Snow Picture - Mother's Sacrifice - Charles Meets Thatcher
Galop - Dissolve Thatcher Reading Document - Second Manuscript - Thanks - Bernstein's Narration - Kane's New Office - New Hornpipe Polka - Carter's Exit - Chronicle Scherzo - Bernstein's Presto
Kane's Return - Collecting Statues - Valse Presentation - Sunset Narrative - Theme and Variations
Kane meets Susan - Susan's Room - Mother Memory - The Trip - Geddes's Departure - Kane Marries
Salammbo's Aria
Leland's Dismissal - New Dawn Music - Xanadu - Jigsaws - Second Xanadu
Kane's Picnic - Susan Leaves - El Rancho - The Glass Ball - Finale
Lento ?
Moderato ? Andantino ? Moderato ?
Vivace ? Lento ? Vivace ? Moderato ? Lento ?
Poco lento (Pas de deux) ? Moderato ? Allegretto ?
Andante con moto ? Poco piu mosso ? Andante con moto - Moderato -
Lento ? Vivace molto ? Lento
I. Moderato e misterioso ? Vivace ? Meno mosso ?
II. Allegretto ? Vivace ?
III. Vivace ? Allegro moderato ?
IV. Allegro vivace ? Allegro frenetico ?
V. Allegretto ?
VI. Andante ? Allegro ? Pas de quatre ? Vivace ? Moderato ? Vivace - Frenetico - Molto meno mosso -
VII. Allegro con brio ? Allegretto (Pas de deux) ? Piu mosso ? Allegretto - Allegro con brio
Lento ? Vivace ? Vivace ?
Lento ? Allegro ma non troppo ? Moderato ?
Vivace ? Lento
I. Extremement lent
II. Moderement lent
III. Modere
IV. Lent
No. 1. Preambule (Preamble): Assez lent
No. 2. En marche (On The Road): Joyeusement
No. 3. Le glas (The Knell): Lent
No. 4. Lac vert (Green Lake): Tranquillement
No. 5. La poste (The Post): Assez vite
No. 6. Reve (Dream): Assez lent
I. Prelude: Mouvement de marche modere
II. Chanson: Modere
III. Noce bretonne (Breton Wedding-Party): Modere sans lenteur
I. Main titles and opening scene
II. Anna and Vronsky's first meeting
III. Anna and Vronsky on the train
IV. Seance scene
V. Anna and Vronsky discovered
VI. Anna's garden
VII. Anna's illness
VIII. Anna and Vronsky in Venice (Forlana)
IX. Anna and Vronsky part acrimoniously
X. Finale
Tres lent -
Anime - Tres calme - Meme mouvement - La moitie moins vite, tres intense d'expression - Plus anime, avec chaleur -
Mouvement initial, tres lent - Un peu plus vite, tres modere - Tres calme -
Anime (Premier Mouvement) - Lent - Premier Mouvement - Lent - Premier Mouvement - Plus anime - Lento - Tres lent - Meme Mouvement, un peu retenu
I. Cypres -
II. Lauriers
I. Lento - Poco piu mosso - Lo stesso tempo ma liberamente - Largo marziale - Tempo I - Andante lento - Tempo I
II. Allegretto - Poco piu mosso - Tempo I
III. Lento assai - Allegro - Andante lento - Allegro come prima - Lento assai - Allegro
I. Adagio
II. Adagio
Dawn over the Pyrenees 11.ii.1858: Adagio -
Aquero -
Corridors of Chant -
The Aquero speaks to Bernadette -
Bernadette prays: Kyrie eleison, Christe eleison, Kyrie eleison
Main Titles and Opening Music
Rocks
First Desert
Waterhole
End of the Trek
Axes
Kangaroos
Boomerang
Housewarming
Hunters
Fire
Abos Retreat
Warragani Boy
Ma and Abos
Round Up
I. Prelude, Cuban dances and waltz song: Presto
II. Passacaglia and Threnody: Allegretto - Poco lento
III. Serenade: Allegretto
IV. Intermezzo: Allegro
V. Finale: Andante lento
I. Adagio
II. Adagio -
III. Presto vivace
Prelude -
I. Toccata: Allegro
II. Elegy: Grave
III. Tarantella: Presto
I. Main Titles
II. At Home
III. Ostriches and Waterslides
I. Main Titles
II. Watching the Eagles
III. The Samson Way
IV. Father and Son
V. The Hammer Reel
VI. Geordie and Jean
I. Title Music
II. Banquet Scene
III. Love Music
IV. The King's Portrait
V. Finale
I. Main Titles
II. Glider Flight
III. Stella and Stephen
IV. Spanish Gipsy Wedding
I. Titles
II. Books
III. Stratford
IV. Treasures
V. King's College
Prelude: Lento moderato
The Storm: Con vivo
Oliver's birth: Molto moderato
Picking oakum: Poco lento
Oliver asks for more: Allegro moderato e feroce -
Mr. Bumble's March: Pomposo - Vivace
Oliver sent to bed among the coffins: Moderato
Oliver as funeral mute: Molto energico -
Death of Mrs. Thingummy: Lento
The Fight: Allegro
Oliver's sleepless night: Andante -
Oliver's flight to London: Poco allegretto
Oliver meets the Artful Dodger: Allegro moderato
Fagin's romp: Allegro con vivacita
Oliver's pickpocketing lesson -
Pickpocketing: Allegretto semplice -
The Chase: Allegro vivace
Oliver faints in court: Tempo rubato -
Comic panic: Allegro
Oliver at Mr. Brownlow's house: Poco lento
Oliver at play: Poco lento - Allegretto semplice
The Portrait -
Oliver's abduction: Lento
Mr. Brownlow's grief: Lento -
Nancy's hysterical outburst: Allegro moderato - Andante
Nancy's flight in the rain to meet Mr. Brownlow: Moderato
Dawn after the Murder: Moderato sereno - Bill Sikes' reverie: Poco lento
Wanted for Murder: Moderato - Lento
Finale [original]: Moderato brillante
Finale [alternative]: Moderato brillante
No. 1. Allegretto con moto - (Sempre con moto) - A tempo I
No. 2. Andante
No. 3. Tempo di minuetto - Trio
No. 4. Allegro moderato
I. Rectangular Dance: Allegro vivo
II. Waltz: Moderato con moto - Tempo di valse
III. Tango: Andante con moto - Poco agitato - Meno mosso - Tempo I - Meno mosso
IV. Gigue: Allegro vivace
I. Main Titles and School Song
II. In the Mountains
III. Finale
I. Main Titles - Sally Awakes
II. Courting Couples
III. Blackpool Outing
IV. End Titles
Prelude
Waltz
I. Main Titles and Opening Scene
II. In the Empress's Palace
III. The Black Rose Theme
Polka and Galop
Waltz Sequence
I. Main Titles
II. Prologue (orch. by S. Hogger)
III. Doom
IV. Sculpture Scene
V. Ship's Departure
VI. Ice Floes
VII. Penguin Dance
VIII. Aurora
IX. Pony March
X. Blizzard
XI. Distant Glacier
XII. Climbing the Glacier
XIII. Scott on the Glacier
XIV. Snow Plain
XV. The Return
XVI. Descending the Glacier
XVII. The Deaths of Evans and Oates
XVIII. End Titles
I. Children's Dance
II. Intermezzo
III. Scene du bal
I. Covent Garden: Tarantelle
II. Westminster: Meditation
III. Knightsbridge: March
I. Introduction
II. Serenade
III. Valse, ""
I. Allegro energico
II. Andante con moto - Molto vivace - Lento
III. Allegro - Allegretto - Allegro - Allegretto - Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Andantino
III. Vivace
I. Vivace - Allargando
II. Allegretto
III. Giubiloso
IV. Lento
IV. Lento
I. Queen Victoria's Call to the Throne
II. The Ballroom in Buckingham Palace
III. Joust of the Knights in Armour [George IV's reign]
IV. Melodrama: The Murder of Rizzio in Holyrood House
V. The Royal Palace, Theme
I. Molto vivo - Lento - Alla marcia - Lento
II. Maestoso - Andante con moto - Poco agitato - Alla breve
I. Alla marcia
II. Moderato
I. Prelude: Allegro - Alla marcia -
II. Train to Trinians: Allegro brillante - Vivace -
III. Flash and Miss Friton: Andante moderato - Moderato [tempo di valse] - Allegro -
IV. Races and Games [Tribal Warfare]: Allegro - Vivace -
V. Finale: Allegro - Moderato - Alla marcia -
I. Main titles
II. At the Sphinx
III. The Battle
I. Titles
II. The Triumph of the Thunderbolt
III. End Titles
I. Titles
II. The Siege of Burgundy
III. Finale and End Titles
I. O Willow Waly - Main Titles
II. Coachride and Arrival at Bly
I. Titles
II. The Robbery
III. The Eiffel Tower
IV. End Titles
I. Main Titles
II. Polka
III. Waltz
IV. Quadrille


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