From my collection.
Bought in September 2013.
First listen: 9-9-2013,
Second listen: 16-11-2016.
Bought in September 2013.
CD 1 from 6.
Recording date: November 2000.
Recording venue: Brangwyn Hall, Swansea
Recording engineer: Ralph Couzens.
Playing time: 75:17.
Classical relevance: Essential in regard to this composer.
Enter Spring, Rhapsody.
Isabella, Symphonic Poem after Keats.
When some time I heard Volume 4 of this set, I was immediately enchanted by this magical world Bridge creates with his music, sort of Debussy and Ravel combined, with a dash of Tchaikovsky, and some pastoral sprinklings from Delius, By no means all the influences, but enough to get a picture of what is awaiting you. Bridge is a painter of sounds, not colourful joyous ones, but more the kind of simmering hot summer colours, with lazy thoughts, and no movement or undue action. It does not mean that there is no lively music, but the genius comes out, in these quiet episodes depicting the images described. He knows how to handle the orchestra. He is a composer that sits comfortably behind his easel and paints in a contemplative way. You should listen to him in small doses, and always remember that it takes at least three listenings before you grasp the essence of what Bridge is trying to say. You might be quickly bored if you listen all at the same time, and when that happens you have missed the message. Anyways Britten thought him to be a very good composer, and in general he was like a lot by the musical establishment. With a perfect good reason I say. I like him too. The sound picture is amazingly full, and detailed. You will not miss the tiniest detail.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
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