The Romantic Piano Concerto, Volume 81 – Music of Rubbra & Bliss

July 2, 2020, 9:00 am

Share this Post

The latest installment in the Romantic Piano Concerto series from Hyperion presents two very different takes on the form, both equally successful. The concerto by Arthur Bliss—written in 1939 for the World’s Fair in New York—is extroverted, exuberant, and virtuosic. While the work by Edmund Rubbra is a profound reflection on, and continuation of, the English pastoral tradition. Pianist Piers Lane is joined by The Orchestra Now and conductor Leon Botstein.