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Re: Frank Bridge
« Reply #120 on: October 18, 2016, 01:39:04 AM »
The quartets (and indeed Bridge's chamber work more generally) are on my "to do" list. I certainly noted that they included a couple of late works.
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Re: Frank Bridge
« Reply #121 on: October 18, 2016, 01:52:13 AM »
The quartets (and indeed Bridge's chamber work more generally) are on my "to do" list.

I've been really impressed with the Piano Trio No. 2 lately, and its mesmeric sound world.

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Re: Frank Bridge
« Reply #122 on: October 18, 2016, 12:40:25 PM »
The quartets (and indeed Bridge's chamber work more generally) are on my "to do" list. I certainly noted that they included a couple of late works.

As Reckoner says, the 2nd piano trio is a work of considerable interest, and so is the very turbulent and unsettling 1932 Sonata for violin and piano - there's a magnificent recorded version by members of the Nash ensemble on a disc which should be of some interest (Cello sonata, Phantasie piano quartet, An Irish Melody: The Londonderry Air, Cherry Ripe and Sally in our Alley, all for string quartet. Though perhaps the definitive Cello sonata recording is the Decca Rostropovitch / Britten disc.)

Of his other late chamber works, I've never been able to track down a recording of either his 1928 Rhapsody Trio    for 2 violins and viola (though I think at least one exists), or the 1934 Four Divertimenti for flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon. Sadly the intended Viola sonata consists of a few sketches only, so we'll never hear the work he might have composed for his own chamber instrument.
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Re: Frank Bridge
« Reply #123 on: July 13, 2017, 02:50:42 AM »
I've been playing this cd. I haven't listened to it for a while. I was thinking that the old Lp version,I used to play,had better artwork,so I looked it up! yes,much better! :) I sometimes think I'd play the cd more if they had used this instead......or even another attractive painting!. Silly of me,I know!! ::)

 

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Re: Frank Bridge
« Reply #124 on: July 13, 2017, 07:10:13 AM »
I've been playing this cd. I haven't listened to it for a while. I was thinking that the old Lp version,I used to play,had better artwork,so I looked it up! yes,much better! :) I sometimes think I'd play the cd more if they had used this instead......or even another attractive painting!. Silly of me,I know!! ::)

 
Not silly of you - I often have the same opinion (well, maybe we are both silly!)  8)

If you buy the Charles Groves boxed set you get a mini version of the original LP sleeve with the original art work on. Coincidentally I've been listening to Vernon Handley's recording of 'The Sea' on Chandos ( with works by Bax, Britten and Stanford). I hadn't realised that it was so good - my favourite version and I have at least four other versions - especially moving in the slow movement. The original CD release is now prohibitively expensive (not on Amazon US). The reissue on Chandos has the additional Stanford work - the best I think of his Irish Rhapsodies but has a less interesting seascape cover art.


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