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Britten Resonances - Bridge, Ireland, Britten / Goldstone

Album Summary

>Bridge, Frank [Composer] : Dramatic Fantasia, for piano, H. 66
>Bridge, Frank [Composer] : Gargoyle, for piano, H. 177
>Ireland, John [Composer] : Ballade of London Nights, for piano
>Britten, Benjamin : Waltzes (5), for piano
>Britten, Benjamin : A Little Idyll, for piano
>Britten, Benjamin : Night Piece (Notturno), for piano
>Berkeley, Lennox : Preludes (6) for piano, Op. 23
>Stevenson, Ronald : Sonatina Serenissima, for piano (Sonatina for piano no 4)
>Matthews, Colin : Studies (5), for piano
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Notes & Reviews:

One of Britain's most respected and versatile musicians, Anthony Goldstone, here presents a particularly wide-ranging selection of British piano music. It is no secret that Benjamin Britten's music has indeed "resonated" through the years, proving a major influence on composers of later generations such as Stevenson and Matthews (one can hear, even in the most advanced British works of today, a combination of darkness and lyricism that was common to many of Britten's own works). Appropriately, the composer who was the true musical influence and mentor to Britten, Frank Bridge, begins the disc, with works that reflect his transition from late romanticism to a more impressionistic sound. Britten himself is represented by works from his youth up to the last period of his life. And before the "modern" works of Stevenson and Matthews we hear the truly cosmopolitan, elegant work of Sir Lennox Berkeley. This is an absolutely fascinating recording that features the authoritative performances and interpretations of Anthony Goldstone.



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>Bridge, Frank [Composer] : Dramatic Fantasia, for piano, H. 66
  • Performer: Anthony Goldstone (Piano)
  • Notes: The Royal Northern College of Music (03/27/1991-03/28/1991)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1906

>Bridge, Frank [Composer] : Gargoyle, for piano, H. 177
  • Performer: Anthony Goldstone (Piano)
  • Notes: The Royal Northern College of Music (03/27/1991-03/28/1991)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1928

>Ireland, John [Composer] : Ballade of London Nights, for piano
  • Performer: Anthony Goldstone (Piano)
  • Notes: The Royal Northern College of Music (03/27/1991-03/28/1991)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1929

>Britten, Benjamin : Waltzes (5), for piano
  • Performer: Anthony Goldstone (Piano)
  • Notes: The Royal Northern College of Music (03/27/1991-03/28/1991)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1925

>Britten, Benjamin : A Little Idyll, for piano
  • Performer: Anthony Goldstone (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1930

>Britten, Benjamin : Night Piece (Notturno), for piano
  • Performer: Anthony Goldstone (Piano)
  • Notes: The Royal Northern College of Music (03/27/1991-03/28/1991)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1963

>Berkeley, Lennox : Preludes (6) for piano, Op. 23
  • Performer: Anthony Goldstone (Piano)
  • Notes: The Royal Northern College of Music (03/27/1991-03/28/1991)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1945

>Stevenson, Ronald : Sonatina Serenissima, for piano (Sonatina for piano no 4)
  • Performer: Anthony Goldstone (Piano)
  • Notes: The Royal Northern College of Music (03/27/1991-03/28/1991)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1973-1977

>Matthews, Colin : Studies (5), for piano
  • Performer: Anthony Goldstone (Piano)
  • Notes: The Royal Northern College of Music (03/27/1991-03/28/1991)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary