DORA BRIGHT (1862-1951): Piano Concerto No. 1 in A Minor*, Variations for Piano and Orchestra* (Samantha Ward [piano]), RUTH GIPPS (1921-1999): Piano Concerto in G Minor, Op. 34 (Murray McLachlan [piano]), Ambarvalia for Orchestra, Op. 70*. * - First Recordings .
Catalogue Number: 10V002
Reference: CD 273
Description: Bright studied composition at the RAM with Prout and piano with Macfarren. As soloist she performed this concerto in Dresden, Cologne and Leipzig in 1889 while her variations date from 1910. Her surviving scores are few so these two make for a welcome addition to the corpus of the romantic piano concerto. We’ve had Gipps’ engagingly romantic and lyrical concerto of 1948 before on Cameo Classics but the world-class orchestra here makes a huge difference. Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Charles Peebles.