Frank Bridge (1879-1941)

Donald Macleod is joined by Paul Hindmarsh.

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0120070115Donald Macleod is joined by Paul Hindmarsh.For the last century, Bridge has defied every attempt to pigeonhole his style.|This programme looks at his early musical inspirations and the incredible range of influences he drew upon.|The Hag|Roderick Williams (baritone)|BBC National Orchestra of Wales|Richard Hickox (conductor)|When most I wink (Shakespeare)|Janice Watson (soprano)|Roger Vignoles (piano)|Dance Rhapsody|String Quartet No 2|Maggini Quartet.
0220070116Bridge's fostering of a young Benjamin Britten's talents was crucial in the junior composer's career.|Idyll No 2 (Allegretto poco lento)|Maggini Quartet|Enter Spring|New Philharmonia|Benjamin Britten (conductor)|Goldenhair (James Joyce); 'Tis but a week (Gerald Gould)|Peter Pears (tenor)|Benjamin Britten (piano)|The Sea|BBC National Orchestra of Wales|Richard Hickox (conductor).
0320070117The First World War had an enormous impact on Bridge's works, both during the conflict and in its aftermath - when the composer found inspiration for one of his most haunting creations.|Blow out, you Bugles|Philip Langridge (tenor)|BBC National Orchestra of Wales|Richard Hickox (conductor)|Piano Sonata (finale)|Kathryn Stott (piano)|The story of my heart (2 Poems)|Oration|Alban Gerhardt (cello)
0420070118The fame and fortune that Bridge coveted in his career were to prove elusive.|Donald Macleod and Paul Hindmarsh recall how the composer turned to music competitions and philanthropic figures to realise his artistic ambitions.|Phantasy (Piano Quartet)|Maggini Quartet|Coronation March|BBC National Orchestra of Wales|Richard Hickox (conductor)|String Quartet No 3
05 LAST20070119Bridge was not alone among composers in finding that what he wanted to write was not necessarily what the public wanted to hear.|Donald Macleod and Paul Hindmarsh examine how he found himself increasingly at odds with his audience as he searched for a distinctive voice.|Go not, happy day (Tennyson)|Jamie McDougall (tenor)|Roger Vignoles (piano)|Three Lyrics|Ashley Wass (piano)|Sir Roger de Coverley|BBC National Orchestra of Wales|Richard Hickox (conductor)|Piano Trio No 2|Bernard Roberts Trio|Threads (first movement)|Britten Sinfonia|Nicholas Cleobury (conductor).