Frank Bridge: Piano Trios (Naxos Audio CD)

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Piano Trios (Naxos Audio CD)

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Jack Liebeck (violin)
Alexander Chaushian (cello)
Ashley Wass (piano)

Frank Bridge’s reputation as the teacher of his most famous student, Benjamin Britten, has long hindered appreciation of his own impeccably crafted music.

Between the early Phantasie Trio (1907) and Miniatures (1908) and the masterful Piano Trio No. 2 (1928-29), Bridge developed from being a pupil of Stanford to becoming a composer whose music — by turns graceful, nocturnal and vigorous — pointed towards the future.

“Wass plays with identification and sensitivity, with a delicate touch and resourceful use of pedal to create atmosphere… Bridge enthusiasts need not hesitate.” BBC Music Magazine on 8.557842


Contents and Reviews


Phantasie Trio in C minor (Piano Trio No. 1) Piano Trio No. 2 Nine Miniatures for Piano Trio Set 1: No. 1 Minuet: Tempo di menuetto No. 2 Gavotte: Moderato No. 3 Allegretto: Allegretto con moto Set 2: No. 4 Romance: Andante No. 5 Intermezzo: Allegretto No. 6 Saltarello: Allegro vivo Set 3: No. 7 Valse russe: Tempo di valse No. 8 Hornpipe: Allegro moderato 2:52 No. 9 Marche militaire: Tempo di marcia