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Boughton: Symphony No. 3 & Oboe Concerto No. 1
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on 26 June 2016
Absolutely well worth having in your music library. Marvellous.
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 13 February 2013
Rutland Boughton (1878-1960) is not a familiar name among British composers of the 20th century - even within Britain! I think this is a pity, because his orchestral music is certainly well worth hearing much more often. He was known primarily as a composer of vocal music, and that in the first decades of the century. There are two works on this Hyperion CD, played by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vernon Handley. The first is the last of Boughton's three symphonies - this one in b minor. It's a lyrical work and reminiscent of Parry and Elgar in its sonority rather than Vaughan Williams and Tippett, but Boughton has a musical voice all his own. Particular striking and individual is the use of the brass, and the adagio introduction to the fourth movement is particularly beautiful. The other work on the CD is his Concerto for Oboe and Strings No.1 in C Major with Sarah Francis as the soloist. It was for his daughter Joy Boughton that it was composed, as was Benjamin Britten's Six Metamorphoses after Ovid, though this piece is easier to listen to than the Britten work because of the orchestral texture.
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on 19 November 2010
Recently I went along to a talk by Chris Boughton on his grandfather, the composer Rutland Boughton, famous in his day and ranked with Elgar and Vaughan Williams, but most people - like me - would just look blank at the name and say "Who he?"

The third symphony and the oboe concerto suggest that it may be time he came out of eclipse. I don't know that I'd rank him quite with his famous contemporaries, but these works are eminently listenable to and well served by Vernon Hanley and the RPO. He's rarely, if ever, performed in the concert hall these days and AFAIK these are the only orchestral works available on CD but if any more of them do surface, give them a try.
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