Bridge: Complete Songs

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Bridge: Complete Songs
Janice Watson (soprano), Louise Winter (mezzo soprano), Jamie MacDougal (tenor), Gerald Finley (baritone), Roger Vignoles (piano)

[ Hyperion / 2 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Sunday 10 August 2014

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This important release brings together all forty-five of the songs composed by Frank Bridge. The programme is presented generally along chronological lines, and although the songs were written over two decades there is a remarkable consistency of style. A good number of the texts will be familiar from the songs of, say, Quilter or Finzi, but many more show Bridge's enthusiasm for unearthing rather less well-known literary subject matter.

"Prepared and performed with the care and conviction for which Hyperion is famous. Those who simply love vocal recitals will find plenty of enjoyment in these well-documented discs, as well as a further revelation of the wealth of 'English Renaissance' contributions to art song. Distinguished performances of little-known but substantial, and often impressive, repertoire" Classic CD

"Another superb collection of songs" Financial Times

"These two CDs, finely recorded and thoughtfully presented, are a most timely and valuable addition to the catalogue" Gramophone Magazine

"This fine collection of settings by poets as diverse as Herrick, Heine and Tagore is full of surprises and beautifully performed by all, especially pianist Roger Vignoles" The Observer


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