BBC Music Magazine Gives 4 Stars To The Piano Concertos of Dora Bright and Ruth Gipps!
“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 of touch. … Ruth Gipps’s G minor Concerto seizes one immediately with her distinctive personality and voice… Here the soloist is Murray McLachlan, who brings out the work’s rugged character and tackles its challenges, which are uncompromising – especially in the intriciate finale – with unfailing intelligence and splendid voicing. ”—Jessica Duchen, BBC Music Magazine