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The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 81: Rubbra & Bliss / Lane, Botstein, The Orchestra Now

Lane,Piers
Release Date: 06/26/2020 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 68297  
Composer:  Edmund RubbraArnold BaxSir Arthur Bliss
Performer:  Piers Lane
Conductor:  Leon Botstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Orchestra Now
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

On Volume 81 of Hyperion's Romantic Piano Concerto Series, Piers Lane, The Orchestra Now and Leon Botstein perform two very different takes on the romantic piano concerto that were equally successful. Written in 1939 for the World's Fair in New York, the Bliss work is extrovert, exuberant and virtuosic. Rubbra's is a profound reflection on, and continuation of, the English pastoral tradition.

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REVIEW:

Piers Lane is a sterling and imaginative advocate for both concertos while Orchestra Now give him splendid support.

– MusicWeb International
On Volume 81 of Hyperion's Romantic Piano Concerto Series, Piers Lane, The Orchestra Now and Leon Botstein perform two very different takes on the romantic piano concerto that were equally successful. Written in 1939 for the World's Fair in New York, the Bliss work is extrovert, exuberant and virtuosic. Rubbra's is a profound reflection on, and continuation of, the English pastoral tradition.

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REVIEW:

Piers Lane is a sterling and imaginative advocate for both concertos while Orchestra Now give him splendid support.

– MusicWeb International Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano in G major, Op. 85 by Edmund Rubbra
Performer:  Piers Lane (Piano)
Conductor:  Leon Botstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Orchestra Now
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956; England 
2.
Morning Song for Piano and Orchestra "Maytime in Sussex" by Arnold Bax
Performer:  Piers Lane (Piano)
Conductor:  Leon Botstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Orchestra Now
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1946; England 
3.
Concerto for Piano in B flat major, F 108 by Sir Arthur Bliss
Performer:  Piers Lane (Piano)
Conductor:  Leon Botstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Orchestra Now
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938-1939; England 

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