The Frank Bridge
Variations, however, reveal much less of a difference, and I daresay in a blind test I would be hard pressed to tell the JVC remaster from the Decca/London original.
Little's volume on Frank Bridge
opens with a succinct (seventeen-page) biography.
To conclude the Thursday program, conductor Paul and the American Symphonia Strings will play Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge
, described as Britten's "first really mature score.
I mention this because it is probably a lot people's introduction to the pastoral music of Englishman Frank Bridge
This recording of the Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge
and the Simple Symphony faces formidable competition from ones made by Britten with the English Chamber Orchestra in the 1960s.
Their CDs of Frank Bridge
chamber music all received great critical acclaim.
Johnston with pianist Kathryn Stott, plays the wonderful Sonata of Frank Bridge
, and his Melodie and Spring Song.
Tas-min Little's programme includes JS Bach, Brahms, Frank Bridge
This year's festival is highlighting the work of the English composer Frank Bridge
, and the Swan will also play his Three Idylls.
A student of Frank Bridge
and John Ireland, Britten went on to become England's most exportable and widely performed composer of his generation.
Review TITLE: Maggini Quartet VENUE: St Paul's Hall, Huddersfield REVIEW: By Chris Robins COMPOSER Frank Bridge
, remembered now only as Benjamin Britten's teacher, was a contemporary of Vaughan Williams, Holst and Bax, and a celebrated string quartet player both as violinist and violist.
Lennox Berkeley's Serenade for Strings, the Suite for Strings by Frank Bridge
, Arnold Cooke's ballet suite Jabez and the Devil, and Fancy Dress, a Dance Suite, by Armstrong Gibbs, which includes his famous waltz, Dusk.
But there was something special about the sound in Britten's Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge
for string orchestra, too.
The festival will put the spotlight on the under-rated British composer Frank Bridge
, famous for teaching Benjamin Britten but sadly less known for his own compositions.
There was a subtle link between the four offerings, beginning with Arvo Part's Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten, continuing through Mozart's sublime Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Orchestra, with Elgar's Oboe Soliloquy preceding the finale, the splendid Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge
by Britten himself (Bridge (the Mozart link was that both his piece and Britten's were premiered in Salzburg).