Johnston with pianist Kathryn Stott, plays the wonderful Sonata of Frank Bridge
, and his Melodie and Spring Song.
On Friday, July 14, they will perform a programme of sonatas by Brahms, Richard Strauss, Bach and Frank Bridge
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.
Preceding this concert is one on June 28, when soprano Elizabeth Watts performs songs by women composers alongside Gerald Finzi's Dies Natalis and works by Frank Bridge
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.
Ireland's Piano Trio no.2 was eloquently delivered, its anger and grief well-conveyed by the enthusiastic Goldfields, but then we came to the Piano Quintet in D minor by Frank Bridge
. There are some huge, quasi-orchestral climaxes in this piece, and a piquant sense of engagement with Bridge's contemporaries across the Channel (this is almost a telepathic version of Schoenberg's Verklarte Nacht -- though that is a miraculous work, this isn't).
Monday's concert will include work by Beethoven, Frank Bridge