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Gipps: Orchestral Works

Orchestras / Ensembles
Catalogue numberCHAN20161W
Release date2022-10-14
Orig. sample rate96000 Hz

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Ruth Gipps (1921 – 1999) was born in the English seaside resort of Bexhill-on-Sea. Encouraged as a child by an ambitious pianist mother, she appeared locally as a prodigy pianist. She was accepted by the Royal College of Music in 1937, at the age of sixteen, having won the Caird Scholarship. She quickly matured, both as composer and pianist. She studied with Vaughan Williams and Gordon Jacob, and later the oboe with Leon Goossens. During the Second World War she gained a position as oboist with the City of Birmingham Orchestra and devoted a great deal of her time to composing. Three of the works on this album were composed during the war: the Oboe Concerto, the tone poem Death on the Pale Horse, and the overture Chanticleer (derived from an opera which, sadly, she never completed). The manuscript of the Third Symphony is dated 1 November 1965 and the work was first heard when Gipps introduced it with her London Repertoire Orchestra, on 19 March 1966. Its first professional performance took place on 29 October 1969, Gipps directing the BBC Scottish Orchestra, but it has since gone largely unheard, until now.
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Extra material for download
01 Chanticleer Overture, Op. 28 08:56 $ 1.61 USD
  Composer: Ruth Gipps
  Oboe Concerto, Op. 20 22:23
02 Oboe Concerto, Op. 20: I. Allegro moderato 09:51 $ 1.77 USD
03 Oboe Concerto, Op. 20: II. Andante 04:15 $ 0.77 USD
04 Oboe Concerto, Op. 20: III. Allegro vivace 08:17 $ 1.49 USD
05 Death on the Pale Horse, Op. 25 08:02 $ 1.45 USD
  Composer: Ruth Gipps
  Symphony No. 3, Op. 57 36:32
06 Symphony No. 3, Op. 57: I. Moderato 11:15 $ 2.03 USD
07 Symphony No. 3, Op. 57: II. Theme and Variations 09:03 $ 1.63 USD
08 Symphony No. 3, Op. 57: III. Scherzo 05:15 $ 0.95 USD
09 Symphony No. 3, Op. 57: IV. Finale 10:59 $ 1.98 USD
  Album total 75:53
ArtistBBC Philharmonic
Rumon Gamba
juliana Koch
ComposerRuth Gipps

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