Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Edmund Rubbra

Rubbra is one of those composers who has clearly been undervalued through most of his lifetime and since, but whose music I have found difficult to engage with, unlike near contemporaries Rodrigo, Shostakovitch, Tippett and Walton. This must partly be due to the lack of exposure, which is being rectified by Radio 3's Composer of the Week this week. (I see that the last time Rubbra was celebrated by CotW was twenty years ago, which reinforces the earlier point.)

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