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BRIDGE: Piano Music, Vol. 2


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A Balancing Act – Ashley Wass Talks to Jeremy Siepmann

BRIDGE: Piano Music, Vol. 2

Perhaps no other British composer of the first half of the twentieth century reveals a stylistic journey as varied as that of Frank Bridge, whose magnificent late-romantic orchestral suite The Sea (Naxos 8.557167) is his best known work. His later style of composition, more experimental and demanding, and with no concessions to contemporary popular taste, was strongly influenced by the war of 1914-18. This is exemplified in his masterpiece, the Piano Sonata, completed in 1924, in his Lament for Catherine, for a child lost when the Lusitania was torpedoed and, less directly, in his Three Improvisations for the Left Hand, for the pianist Douglas Fox, who had lost an arm in the war.

Bridge, Frank

  Piano Sonata
1.   I. Lento ma non troppo - Andante ben moderato - Allegro energico 00:15:33
2.   II. Andante ben moderato 00:09:22
3.   III. Lento - Allegro ma non troppo 00:09:44
  Lament, "Lament for Catherine"
4.   Lament, "Lament for Catherine" 00:04:58
  3 Improvisations for the Left Hand
5.   No. 1. At Dawn 00:04:15
6.   No. 2. A Vigil 00:02:52
7.   No. 3. A Revel 00:01:48
  3 Sketches
8.   No. 1. April 00:02:35
9.   No. 2. Rosemary 00:04:01
10.   No. 3. Valse capricieuse 00:01:41
11.   Moderato 00:02:57
  Pensees fugitives I
12.   Pensees fugitives I 00:03:18
13.   Scherzettino 00:04:43

Total Playing Time: 01:07:47

Bridge, Frank

Wass, Ashley

Label: Naxos

Genre: Instrumental

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.557921

Barcode: 0747313292127

Physical Release: 05/2007

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