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Gipps: Orchestral Works / Gamba, BBC National Orchestra of Wales


Release Date: 09/07/2018 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 20078  
Composer:  Ruth Gipps
Conductor:  Rumon Gamba
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The unjustly neglected and often dissident music of Ruth Gipps is with this album finding all the resonance it deserves by Rumon Gamba and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, having already championed many British composers from the twentieth century with their series devoted to British Tone Poems and Overtures from the British Isles. While, not surprisingly, there are echoes of the most popular composers of the time – Sibelius, Walton, and Vaughan Williams – the music is notable for its personal voice, confident conception, and vivid writing for the orchestra. Gipps herself actually felt her best works were those for orchestra. In a programme of contrasting impressions and emotions, Symphonies Nos 2 and 4, the former inspired by the Read more Second World War, offer an approachable tuneful idiom. They are complemented by the lyrical, shorter Song for Orchestra and the early tone poem Knight in Armour, premiered at the last Night of the Proms in 1942. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony No. 4, Op. 61 by Ruth Gipps
Conductor:  Rumon Gamba
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
2.
Knight in Armour, Op. 8 by Ruth Gipps
Conductor:  Rumon Gamba
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
3.
Symphony No. 2, Op. 30 by Ruth Gipps
Conductor:  Rumon Gamba
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
4.
Song for Orchestra, Op. 33 by Ruth Gipps
Conductor:  Rumon Gamba
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 

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