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English Music for Strings: Britten, Bliss, Bridge, Berkeley ()

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composed by Arthur Bliss, Benjamin Britten, Frank Bridge, Lennox Berkeley

The pieces on this release by the Sinfonia of London and conductor John Wilson all date from the 1930s, except for the Lament of Frank Bridge, and even that fits with the other works to a remarkable degree. Partly this is because Britten and Bridge were student and teacher, and Britten's Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, Op. 10, were explicitly meant as a tribute. That work has a detailed program, but even without knowing that, the listener will respond strongly to a fine performance, and this is one of the finest on ...

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English Music for Strings: Britten, Bliss, Bridge, Berkeley
2021, Chandos

UPC: 095115526422

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