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BRIDGE: Piano Music, Vol. 2 (Ashley Wass) (Naxos: 8.557921)



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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 8557167) 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, with 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.
Facts
Item number 8557921
Barcode 747313292127
Release date 30/04/2007
Category Instrumental | Classical Music
Label Naxos Classics | Naxos Records
Media type CD
Number of units 1
Performers
Artists Ashley Wass
Composers Frank Bridge
Disc: 1
Piano Sonata
1 I. Lento ma non troppo
2 II. —
3 III. —
Lament, “Lament for Catherine”
4 Lament, “Lament for Catherine”
3 Improvisations for the Left Hand
5 No. 1. At Dawn
6 No. 2. A Vigil
7 No. 3. A Revel
3 Sketches
8 No. 1. April
9 No. 2. Rosemary
10 No. 3. Valse capricieuse
Moderato
11 Moderato
Pensees fugitives
12 Pensees fugitives
Scherzettino
13 Scherzettino
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