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BRIDGE: Sea (The) / Enter Spring / Summer

Composer(s):Bridge, Frank
Artist(s) Judd, James, Conductor • New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.557167
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
MP3
USD 6.99
 

 


Perhaps no other English composer of the first half of the twentieth century reveals a stylistic musical journey as varied as that of Frank Bridge. No less a magnificent seascape than Debussy’s La Mer written six years earlier, The Sea belongs to Bridge’s late Romantic period. After the war years 1914-18, however, his music became more intense and chromatic, displaying a kinship with Berg, Bartók and other European contemporaries. Seemingly out of kilter with prevailing English musical conventions, Enter Spring, completed in 1927, is the last and greatest of Bridge’s tone poems.


   




Review By John J. Puccio,Classical Candor,April 2013

This Naxos disc brings together three of the composer’s best-known tone poems, The Sea, Enter Spring, and Summer, and it adds a couple of brief Poems for Orchestra, based on short poems by Richard Jeffries, for good measure.

While all of the music is delightful, the highlight of the disc is The Sea

Maestro James Judd presents each of the pieces fluidly and meaningfully, never stopping to linger too long for sentimental reasons yet never relegating the music to the tired-warhorse bin, either. It’s a nice, forthright approach that captures most of the beauty and charm of Bridge’s work.

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Review By ,Classica,November 2004


8.557167_Fr_Classica-Repertoire_Nov04.pdf


Review By ,Record Geijutsu,October 2004


8.557167_JP_Record Geijutsu_Oct04.pdf


Review By Matthew Rye,The Daily Telegraph (Australia),August 2004

“[A] bargain introduction to Bridge’s music.”



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