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Edmund Rubbra (23 May 1901–14 February 1986) was a British composer. He composed both instrumental and vocal works for soloists, chamber groups and full choruses and orchestras. He was highly respected by fellow musicians and was at the peak of his public popularity in the mid-20th century. The most famous of his works are his eleven symphonies. Although he was composing at a time when many people wrote twelve-tone music, he decided not to compose in this style. Instead… read more

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  • Avatar for CosmicPi
    What Kraehek said x2.
  • Avatar for relax2music
    Edmund Rubbra: Lyric Movement op.24 (1929) - http://youtu.be/Lctd33jY3bU
  • Avatar for elnimio
    viola concerto - too beautiful
  • Avatar for elnimio
    I like
  • Avatar for arcaneaether
    great comment, KraeheK. I agree fully. The molto vivace of his Viola Concerto is stunning, but also, compositionally...very unusual.
  • Avatar for KraeheK
    This cool guy needs a shout. Not just a romantic or a rhapsodic, he had a stunning original style. No concessions to "spiritual" modernism, nor slavishly regressive. Just creative, provocative and genial - no wonder he's unpopular.

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