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Format: CD
Rel. Date: 06/25/2021
UPC: 5065002149671

Threnodies - Piano Works by Bridge Brittern Berg & Ravel
DISC: 1

1. Bridge: Piano Sonata - I Lento ma non troppo - Andante ben moderato - Allegro energico
2. Bridge: Piano Sonata - II Andante ben moderato
3. Bridge: Piano Sonata - III Lento - Allegro ma non troppo
4. Britten: Variations (1965) for piano
5. Berg: Piano Sonata Op.1
6. Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin - Prélude
7. Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin Fugue
8. Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin Forlane
9. Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin Rigaudon
10. Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin Menuet
11. Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin Toccata

More Info:

The extreme social trauma that followed The Great War of 1914-18 engulfed Europe. In this context, English composer Frank Bridge is an intriguing figure. While his musical language transformed to embrace a radically new harmonic style, his popularity waned, and it was not until the end of the century that his importance as a leading modernist was appreciated. The program of this album seeks to illuminate the position of Bridge's monumental Piano Sonata, by setting it alongside works by the composers who influenced it - Berg and Ravel - and his most famous pupil, Britten. Alexande Soares's new album is another thought provoking recital, placing Frank Bridge in the mainstream of 20th century music where he rightly belongs.