Edmund Rubbra (1901-1986)

Episodes

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01Apprentice20160919

Donald Macleod is joined by Rubbra's sons Benedict and Adrian, who discuss their father and his music. A modest man with a complex personal life and deeply held faith, today they look at his early years as a composer.

Dormi Jesu, Op 3

St. Margaret?s Westminster Singers

Richard Hickox, Conductor

A Hymn to the Virgin, Op 13 No 2

Tracey Chadwell, Soprano

Danielle Perrett, Harp

Sonatina, Op 19

Michael Dussek, Piano

Sonata No 2, Op 31 for Violin and Piano

Krysia Osostowicz, Violin

Symphony No 1, Op 44 (1st mvt)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Donald Macleod focuses on Rubbra's early years as a composer.

02Convert20160920

Donald Macleod is joined by Rubbra's sons Benedict and Adrian, who discuss their father and his music. A modest man with a complex personal life and deeply held faith, today they look at his conversion to Catholicism.

Improvisations on Virginal Pieces by Giles Farnaby, Op 50 (I: Farnaby's Conceit)

Ulster Orchestra

Takuo Yuasa, Conductor

Symphony No 4, Op 53 (1st mvt)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Richard Hickox, Conductor

Sonata in G minor for Cello and Piano Op 60 (3rd mvt)

Pierre Doumenge, Cello

Michael Dussek, Piano

Missa in honorem Sancti Dominici Op 66

St. Margaret's Westminster Singers

Donald Macleod explores Rubbra's conversion to Catholicism.

02Convert20160920

Donald Macleod is joined by Rubbra's sons Benedict and Adrian, who discuss their father and his music. A modest man with a complex personal life and deeply held faith, today they look at his conversion to Catholicism.

Improvisations on Virginal Pieces by Giles Farnaby, Op 50 (I: Farnaby's Conceit)

Ulster Orchestra

Takuo Yuasa, Conductor

Symphony No 4, Op 53 (1st mvt)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Richard Hickox, Conductor

Sonata in G minor for Cello and Piano Op 60 (3rd mvt)

Pierre Doumenge, Cello

Michael Dussek, Piano

Missa in honorem Sancti Dominici Op 66

St. Margaret's Westminster Singers

Donald Macleod explores Rubbra's conversion to Catholicism.

03Master20160921

Donald Macleod is joined by Rubbra's sons Benedict and Adrian, who discuss their father and his music. A modest man with a complex personal life and deeply held faith, today they look at his public successes of the 1950s.

Piano Trio in One Movement Op 68

Edmund Rubbra, Piano

Erich Gruenberg, Violin

William Pleeth, Cello

Viola Concerto in A Major Op 75 (1st mvt)

Lawrence Power, Viola

Ilan Volkov, Conductor

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Ode to the Queen Op 83

Susan Bickley, Mezzo-soprano

Richard Hickox, Conductor

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Tenebrae Motets Op 72, First Nocturn (III. Ecce vidimus eum)

Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge

Christopher Robinson, Director.

Donald Macleod discusses Rubbra's public successes in the 1950s.

03Master20160921

Donald Macleod is joined by Rubbra's sons Benedict and Adrian, who discuss their father and his music. A modest man with a complex personal life and deeply held faith, today they look at his public successes of the 1950s.

Piano Trio in One Movement Op 68

Edmund Rubbra, Piano

Erich Gruenberg, Violin

William Pleeth, Cello

Viola Concerto in A Major Op 75 (1st mvt)

Lawrence Power, Viola

Ilan Volkov, Conductor

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Ode to the Queen Op 83

Susan Bickley, Mezzo-soprano

Richard Hickox, Conductor

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Tenebrae Motets Op 72, First Nocturn (III. Ecce vidimus eum)

Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge

Christopher Robinson, Director.

Donald Macleod discusses Rubbra's public successes in the 1950s.

04Inner Calm, Outer Turmoil20160922

Donald Macleod is joined by Rubbra's sons Benedict and Adrian, who discuss their father and his music. A modest man with a complex personal life and deeply held faith, today they look at a turbulent period in his personal life.

Missa a 3 Op 98

Voces Sacrae

Judy Martin, Director

Symphony No 7 Op 88 (2nd mvt)

Richard Hickox, Conductor

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra Op 103 (1st mvt)

Tasmin Little, Violin

Vernon Handley, Conductor

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Variations on 'The Shining River' Op 101

The Williams Fairey Band

James Gourlay, Director

The Jade Mountain Op 116 (II, IV, V)

Tracey Chadwell, Soprano

Danielle Perrett, Harp.

Donald Macleod focuses on a turbulent period in Rubbra's personal life.

04Inner Calm, Outer Turmoil20160922

Donald Macleod is joined by Rubbra's sons Benedict and Adrian, who discuss their father and his music. A modest man with a complex personal life and deeply held faith, today they look at a turbulent period in his personal life.

Missa a 3 Op 98

Voces Sacrae

Judy Martin, Director

Symphony No 7 Op 88 (2nd mvt)

Richard Hickox, Conductor

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra Op 103 (1st mvt)

Tasmin Little, Violin

Vernon Handley, Conductor

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Variations on 'The Shining River' Op 101

The Williams Fairey Band

James Gourlay, Director

The Jade Mountain Op 116 (II, IV, V)

Tracey Chadwell, Soprano

Danielle Perrett, Harp.

Donald Macleod focuses on a turbulent period in Rubbra's personal life.

05Quiet Man20160923

Donald Macleod is joined by Rubbra's sons Benedict and Adrian, who discuss their father and his music. A modest man with a complex personal life and deeply held faith, today they look at his final years.

Veni Creator Spiritus Op 130

Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chorus

City of London Sinfonia

Richard Hickox, Conductor

Symphony No 9 (Sinfonia Sacra) Op 140 (Final Part: 'And Jesus Led Them'; 'Viri Galilaei')

Lynne Dawson, Soprano

Della Jones, Contralto

Stephen Roberts, Baritone

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

BBC National Chorus of Wales

String Quartet No 4 Op 150

Maggini Quartet

Symphony No 11 Op 153

Donald Macleod focuses on Rubbra's final years. With Veni Creator Spiritus.

05Quiet Man20160923

Donald Macleod is joined by Rubbra's sons Benedict and Adrian, who discuss their father and his music. A modest man with a complex personal life and deeply held faith, today they look at his final years.

Veni Creator Spiritus Op 130

Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chorus

City of London Sinfonia

Richard Hickox, Conductor

Symphony No 9 (Sinfonia Sacra) Op 140 (Final Part: 'And Jesus Led Them'; 'Viri Galilaei')

Lynne Dawson, Soprano

Della Jones, Contralto

Stephen Roberts, Baritone

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

BBC National Chorus of Wales

String Quartet No 4 Op 150

Maggini Quartet

Symphony No 11 Op 153

Donald Macleod focuses on Rubbra's final years. With Veni Creator Spiritus.