Frank Bridge [1879-1941] – Two Pieces for Viola performed by Timothy Ridout, Frank Dupree [reblog]

from Oannes blog…

…on February 26

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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.

More about these reblogs

Lately I have been rebloging music videos from Oannes new blog. For my friends who didn’t know, or wonder why…. Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and mine] musical selections. Although here I reblog mainly his musical selections, he writes exceptional articles on various topics [some may need translation], so do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!

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