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

Total Playing Time: 01:07:47






Composer(s):
Bridge, Frank

Artist(s):
Wass, Ashley

Label: Naxos

Genre: Instrumental

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.557921

Barcode: 0747313292127

Release Date: 05/2007

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