Ronald Corp

Conductor & Composer


Rutland Boughton

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THE QUEEN OF CORNWALL

Philip Tebb (Watchman)
Patricia Orr (Brangwain)
Neal Davies (King Mark)
Heather Shipp (Queen Iseult)
Peter Wilman (Sir Andret)
Jacques Imbrailo (Sir Tristram)
Joan Rodgers CBE (Iseult of Brittany, the Whitehanded)
Elizabeth Weisberg (Damsel)

Members of the London Chorus
New London Orchestra
Ronald Corp, conductor

Total duration:  113′ 48″
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‘Disc of The Month’ in Opera Magazine, March 2011

‘Editor’s Choice’ in Gramophone, September 2011

‘Heather Shipp as the conflicted Queen Iseult brings her music alive…as does Sir Tristram, sung by Jacques Imbrailo.  Their duet “Yes, Love, true is it sadness suits me best” is a poignant gem but perhaps most heart-rending is Iseult of Brittany’s lament “Indulge no more” sung splendidly here by Joan Rodgers.

‘…when it is performed with such fervour and control as it is here (for which Ronald Corp should be applauded), the “anachronism” matters not a jot.  For me this opera was quite a revelation and it makes one wonder what other treasures of Boughton await discovery.’

Jeremy Dibble, Gramophone (September 2011)

‘Jacques Imbrailo’s dark lyric tenor is a fine instrument, gleaming and free, yet capable of many colors, and used with a properly austere intelligence.  Joan Rodgers’ silvery tone would seem made for Iseult the Whitehanded, and guided with a refined musical acumen.  Heather Shipp…has both the length of line and the dramatic core of the work well in hand, and Neal Davies delivers the thankless role of Mark with all the dark aplomb and focus of which he is always capable…  Ronald Corp has obviously spent a great deal of time with the score, and relishes its subtleties, while the New Londoners render it the kind of sympathetic service that goes beyond merely playing the notes – as though that’s ever enough.’

Barry Brenescal, Fanfare (May/June 2011)

1111This recording was made possible by
The Rutland Boughton Music Trust

 

Rutland Boughton 1RUTLAND BOUGHTON

Aylesbury Games
Flute Concerto
Concerto for String Orchestra

Emily Beynon, flute
New London Orchestra
Ronald Corp, conductor

Total duration:  75′ 22″
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‘A welcome release. Beynon is enchanting in the Flute Concerto, while the Aylesbury Games Suite and Concerto for String Orchestra are lovely repertoire revivals.’

Classic FM Magazine

‘Vibrant performances.’

Daily Telegraph

Rutland Boughton 2Ian Boughton (Grandson of the Composer) and Ronald Corp
at The Queen of Cornwall recording session in 2010