Romantic Piano Concerto Vol. 81 - Rubbra, Bliss
Piers Lane, Leon Botstein
Two very different takes on the romantic piano concerto, both equally successful. The Bliss – written in 1939 for the World’s Fair in New York – is extrovert, exuberant and virtuosic, the Rubbra a profound reflection on, and continuation of, the English pastoral tradition.