BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult & Edmund Rubbra - Rubbra: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4 (2018)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:12:22 | 167 MB
Label: SOMM Recordings
History is re-claimed with two significant archive recordings, newly restored and re-mastered, by the BBC Symphony Orchestra of a master British symphonist in his early prime on Somm Céleste. The first appearance on disc of Edmund Rubbra conducting the wartime premiere of his own Fourth Symphony (taken from an off-air recording of the live broadcast) is coupled with a live 1954 BBC radio broadcast – considered ‘quite stupendous’ by the composer – of the Second Symphony conducted by the work’s dedicatee, Sir Adrian Boult. On the strength of his first four symphonies, the musicologist and composer Arthur Hutchings described Rubbra as ‘first and foremost, a symphonist’.