FRANK BRIDGE [1879-1941]: TWO PIECES FOR VIOLA performed by TIMOTHY RIDOUT, FRANK DUPREE


Σαν σήμερα, 26 Φεβρουαρίου 1879 γεννήθηκε ο αξιοημείωτος συνθέτης, μαέστρος και σολίτ της βιόλας, Frank Bridge. Υπήρξε δάσκαλος και μέντορας του Benjamin Britten ο οποίος είχε σε μεγάλη εκτίμηση το έργο του. Όπως και αρκετών άλλων Βρετανών συνθετών, η μουσική του Bridge επανανακαλύφθηκε περί το τέλος του 20ου αιώνα, έχοντας μείνει ως επί το πλείστον έξω από τα μοντερνιστικά ρεύματα της εποχής της. Ακούμε το έργο Two Pieces For Viola [1. Pensiero, 2. Allegro Apassionato] από τον έξοχο Timothy Ridout. Στο πιάνο ο Frank Dupree.

On this date, February 26, 1879, the esteemed composer, conductor and soloist of viola, Frank Bridge, was born. He was a teacher and mentor to Benjamin Britten who had a great appreciation for his work. Like several other British composers’, Bridge’s music was rediscovered around the end of the 20th century, having mostly stayed out of the modernist currents of its time. We listen to the Two Pieces For Viola [1. Pensiero, 2. Allegro Apassionato] performed by the superb Timothy Ridout, accompanied by Frank Dupree on the piano.

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2 Comments

  1. Resa March 3, 2020 at 6:06 pm

    That was delicious!
    I do believe this is the first music for viola I’ve ever listened to. If i did hear some before, it must have been on this blog.

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    1. Oannes March 6, 2020 at 11:23 am

      …and also the guy who plays the viola here is absolutely fantastic! Thanks!

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