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Bridge, Scott: Piano Quintets

Bridge / Terroni / Bingham String Quartet / Scott
Release Date: 12/11/2015 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8571355   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Frank BridgeCyril Scott
Performer:  Raphael Terroni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bingham String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Frank Bridge is today recognized as one of the most gifted figures in British musical life before World War I. His Piano Quintet, a work of personal significance prompted by the absence of his fiancee, is notable for its passionate, lyrical, and forceful language, the Rachmaninov-like technical demands of the piano part calling for a virtuoso pianist. Debussy described Cyril Scott's exotic harmonic language as "an intoxication for the ear", and the First Piano Quintet is a multi-faceted work that mirrors Scott's flamboyant public persona while maintaining a genuinely poetic inner beauty. Frank Bridge is today recognized as one of the most gifted figures in British musical life before World War I. His Piano Quintet, a work of personal significance prompted by the absence of his fiancee, is notable for its passionate, lyrical, and forceful language, the Rachmaninov-like technical demands of the piano part calling for a virtuoso pianist. Debussy described Cyril Scott's exotic harmonic language as "an intoxication for the ear", and the First Piano Quintet is a multi-faceted work that mirrors Scott's flamboyant public persona while maintaining a genuinely poetic inner beauty. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quintet for piano & string quartet in D minor, H 49 by Frank Bridge
Performer:  Raphael Terroni (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bingham String Quartet
Period: Modern 
Written: 1904-1905 
Venue:  St. Silas the Martyr, Chalk Farm, London 
Length: 29 Minutes 24 Secs. 
2.
Piano Quintet No. 1 by Cyril Scott
Performer:  Raphael Terroni (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bingham String Quartet
Period: Modern 
Written: after 1904 
Venue:  St. Silas the Martyr, Chalk Farm, London 
Length: 37 Minutes 35 Secs. 

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