Bridge: Orchestral Works - The Collector's Edition

Bridge: Orchestral Works - The Collector's Edition

by Richard Hickox
     
 

Presented on six CDs in a sturdy trimline box set, the 2012 Chandos release of Frank Bridge: Orchestral Works (The Collector's Edition) consists of the albums Richard Hickox recorded between 2000 and 2004. Frank Bridge's rhapsodies, symphonic poems, suites, and songs are lovingly handled in this series, and even though his orchestral music is difficult to…  See more details below

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Presented on six CDs in a sturdy trimline box set, the 2012 Chandos release of Frank Bridge: Orchestral Works (The Collector's Edition) consists of the albums Richard Hickox recorded between 2000 and 2004. Frank Bridge's rhapsodies, symphonic poems, suites, and songs are lovingly handled in this series, and even though his orchestral music is difficult to categorize by composition types, the groupings by disc are quite practical for listeners who wish to focus on similar works. Bridge's music is also stylistically varied, since he was a transitional figure in British music, working from the late Romantic to the modern period, so his music reflects the influences of his teacher, Charles Villiers Stanford, the impressionism of Claude Debussy and Alexander Scriabin, and even a little of the modernism of Arnold Schoenberg. Yet as daunting as sorting through these influences may seem, newcomers to Bridge's works may be assured that his music is highly accessible and enjoyable, often for the brilliance of his orchestration and the richness of his harmonies and counterpoint. Hickox led the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in these performances and was joined by mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly, tenor Philip Langridge, baritone Roderick Williams, cellist Alban Gerhardt, pianist Howard Shelley, and the BBC National Chorus of Wales, further showing the variety of his Bridge's output. Chandos' provided exceptional reproduction, so the sound is rich, deep, and vibrant in a delightfully resonant space.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/31/2012
Label:
Chandos
UPC:
0095115172926
catalogNumber:
10729
Rank:
247396

Tracks

  1. A Royal Night of Variety, epilogue for orchestra, H 184  - Frank Bridge  -  BBC National Orchestra of Wales  - Richard Hickox
  2. The Pageant of London, suite for wind orchestra, H 98  - Frank Bridge  -  BBC National Orchestra of Wales  - Richard Hickox
  3. Serenade for orchestra, H 23  - Frank Bridge  -  BBC National Orchestra of Wales  - Richard Hickox
  4. Speak to Me My Love, for voice & piano, H. 164/2  - Frank Bridge  -  BBC National Orchestra of Wales  - Richard Hickox  - Rabindranath Tagore  - Sarah Connolly
  5. Day After Day, for voice & piano, H. 164/1  - Frank Bridge  -  BBC National Orchestra of Wales  - Richard Hickox  - Rabindranath Tagore  - Sarah Connolly
  6. Mantle of blue, for high voice & piano (or orchestra), H 131  - Frank Bridge  - Padraic Colum  -  BBC National Orchestra of Wales  - Richard Hickox  - Sarah Connolly
  7. Berceuse, for soprano & piano (or orchestra), H 9  - Frank Bridge  -  BBC National Orchestra of Wales  - Richard Hickox  - Sarah Connolly  - Dorothy Wordsworth
  8. Thy hand in mine, for voice & piano (or orchestra), H 124  - Frank Bridge  -  BBC National Orchestra of Wales  - Mary Elizabeth Coleridge  - Richard Hickox  - Philip Langridge
  9. Love went a-riding, for voice & piano (or orchestra), H 114  - Frank Bridge  -  BBC National Orchestra of Wales  - Mary Elizabeth Coleridge  - Richard Hickox  - Philip Langridge
  10. Adoration, for voice & piano (or orchestra), H 57  - Frank Bridge  -  BBC National Orchestra of Wales  - Richard Hickox  - John Keats  - Philip Langridge
  11. Blow out, you bugles, for tenor & piano (or orchestra), H 132  - Frank Bridge  -  BBC National Orchestra of Wales  - Richard Hickox  - Philip Langridge  - Rupert Brooke
  12. Sir Roger de Coverley, Christmas dance for string orchestra, H 155  - Frank Bridge  -  BBC National Orchestra of Wales  - Richard Hickox
  13. Todessehnsucht (Come Sweet Death), for piano, H. 181  - Frank Bridge  -  BBC National Orchestra of Wales  - Richard Hickox
  14. Valse-Intermezzo, for strings in E minor, H 17  - Frank Bridge  -  BBC National Orchestra of Wales  - Richard Hickox  - Paul Hindmarsh
  15. Entr'actes (2)  - Frank Bridge  -  BBC National Orchestra of Wales  - Richard Hickox
  16. Old English Songs (2), for string orchestra, H 119  - Frank Bridge  -  BBC National Orchestra of Wales  - Richard Hickox
  17. The Hag, song for baritone & orchestra, H 14  - Frank Bridge  -  BBC National Orchestra of Wales  - Robert Herrick  - Richard Hickox  - Roderick Williams
  18. Suite for string orchestra, H 93  - Frank Bridge  -  BBC National Orchestra of Wales  - Richard Hickox
  19. Prayer, for chorus & orchestra, H. 140  - Frank Bridge  -  BBC National Chorus of Wales  -  BBC National Orchestra of Wales  - Richard Hickox  - Adrian Partington  - Thomas à Kempis
  20. Oration, concerto elegiaco for cello & orchestra, H. 180  - Frank Bridge  -  BBC National Orchestra of Wales  - Alban Gerhardt  - Richard Hickox
  21. Sir Roger de Coverley, Christmas dance for string orchestra, H 155  - Frank Bridge  -  BBC National Orchestra of Wales  - Richard Hickox
  22. Vignettes de Danse, for orchestra, H. 166  - Frank Bridge  -  BBC National Orchestra of Wales  - Richard Hickox
  23. There Is a Willow Grows aslant a Brook, for orchestra, H. 173  - Frank Bridge  -  BBC National Orchestra of Wales  - Richard Hickox
  24. Phantasm, rhapsody for piano & orchestra, H. 182  - Frank Bridge  -  BBC National Orchestra of Wales  - Richard Hickox  - Howard Shelley
  25. Summer, tone poem for orchestra, H. 116  - Frank Bridge  -  BBC National Orchestra of Wales  - Richard Hickox
  26. The Sea, suite for orchestra, H. 100  - Frank Bridge  -  BBC National Orchestra of Wales  - Richard Hickox
  27. Isabella, symphonic poem for orchestra, H. 78  - Frank Bridge  -  BBC National Orchestra of Wales  - Richard Hickox
  28. Enter Spring, rhapsody for orchestra, H. 174  - Frank Bridge  -  BBC National Orchestra of Wales  - Richard Hickox

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