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Episode 1

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Monday 01 August 2011

Donald Macleod is joined by Paul Hindmarsh, one of the most passionate advocates of Bridge's music, for the first of five programmes looking back on the composer's life and works. For the last century Bridge has defied every attempt to pigeon-hole his style. Today a look at his early musical inspiration, and the incredible breadth of influences from which he drew.

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4 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
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    Frank Bridge The Hag for baritone and orchestra

    Conductor: Richard HICKOX Performer: Roderick WILLIAMS - Baritone Performer: BBC National Orchestra Of Wales

    CHANDOS, CHAN-10246

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    Frank Bridge When most I wink for voice and piano [text: Shakespeare, Sonnet 53]

    Performer: Janice WATSON - Soprano Performer: Roger VIGNOLES - Piano

    HYPERION, CDA-67181/2

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    Frank Bridge Dance rhapsody

    Conductor: Richard HICKOX Performer: BBC National Orchestra Of Wales

    CHANDOS, CHAN-10012

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    Frank Bridge Quartet no. 2 in G minor for strings

    Performer: Maggini String Quartet

    NAXOS, 8.-557283

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