Celebrating 25 Years of Excellence

Piano Music of Frank Bridge Vol.1


Catalogue No: SOMMCD 056
Release Date: 2006-02-01
Number of Discs: 1
EAN/UPC: 748871305625
Liner Notes

Following his acclaimed recordings for SOMM of piano works by Castelnuovo_Tedesco (SOMMCD 032), Ivor Gurney and Howard Ferguson (SOMMCD 038), Mark Bebbington continues his series of British piano music with Volume 1 of a three-CD set of the complete piano music of Frank Bridge.
This first CD includes the Sonata (1921-24) in its first recording for 15 years – a work which is pivotal, both in British music and in Bridge’s own stylistic evolution.

Mark Bebbington – Piano

Bebbington performed the Sonata in March 2006 as part of his British Piano Sonata series at St. John’s Smith square.
www.classicalsource.com wrote:

“… what can only be described as a magnificent performance … one of the finest accounts this towering work has received. in terms of imaginative programming -persuasively and, at times, masterfully realised – they (the audience) will hear nothing finer in London all this year.”

On This Recording

  1. Capriccio: Capriccio No. 1 in A Minor
  2. 3 Sketches: No. 1. April
  3. 3 Sketches: No. 2. Rosemary
  4. 3 Sketches: No. 3. Valse capricieuse
  5. Capriccio: Capriccio No. 2 in F-Sharp Minor
  6. The Hour Glass: I. Dusk
  7. The Hour Glass: II. The Dew Fairy
  8. The Hour Glass: III. The Midnight Tide
  9. 4 Pieces: No. 1. Carmelita
  10. 4 Pieces: No. 2. Niccollette
  11. 4 Pieces: No. 3. Zoraida
  12. 4 Pieces: No. 4. En fete
  13. Piano Sonata: I. Lento ma non troppo - Andante ben moderato - Allegro energico
  14. Piano Sonata: II. Andante ben moderato
  15. Piano Sonata: III. Lento - Allegro ma non troppo