Edmund Rubbra

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... read moreEdmund Rubbra (1901-1986) was one of the most significant English symphonists of the 20th century; his cycle of 11 symphonies spans a period of nearly 50 years, from 1935 to 1979. Raised in poverty, Rubbra befriended his idol, composer Cyril Scott, and studied with Scott and Gustav Holst. Rubbra had...

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Edmund Rubbra
Sonata In C For Oboe And Piano, Op. 100: Con Moto
5:49
Edmund Rubbra
Sonata In C For Oboe And Piano, Op. 100: Elegy
4:15
Edmund Rubbra
Meditations On A Byzantine Hymn 'O Quando E Cruce,' Op. 117 (1964)
10:20
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Sonata In C For Oboe And Piano, Op. 100: Presto
3:30
Edmund Rubbra
Psalm 6: O Lord, Rebuke Me Not
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Country Of origin: England

English composer and writer, born in a lower-middle class background, he rose to a position at Oxford. Rubbra is best known for his ten symphonies, some of the finest examples among the large English output of this century. His music possesses an innate intellectual quality, without being overtly so. His idiom is thoroughly tonal in inspiration, and his orchestral textures are concerned with line over color. He was one of the many English composers of his generation to explore the vast repertory of Elizabethan music as inspiration for original composition. ~ Todd McComb~ Rovi

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