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Archive for Piano Concertos by Dora Bright and ruth Gipps

International Piano Reviews “Unmissable” Dora Bright and Ruth Gipps Piano Concertos

“A treat for fans of English music: two piano concertos by two ladies, Dora Bright (1862-1951) and Ruth Gipps (1921-1999). Bright’s writing in the concerto is highly Romantic, gesturing towards Schumann and Brahms, but the material is undeniably English. … [Samantha] Ward is a fine player… finding just the right flow for the appealing melodies. […]

Four Stars for Dora Bright and Ruth Gipps from BBC Music Magazine!

“This heartening recording features works for piano and orchestra by two long-neglected British composers… [Bright’s] piano writing is brilliant and subtle… the gem of the work is the haunting slow movement, its striking harmonies unfolding over a pedal-point fifth. … The pianist Samantha Ward sparkles and sings, bringing the work a helpful clarity and lightness […]