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Music in the Great War

Personal musical reactions to WWI including the Cello Sonata by Frank Bridge, a pacifist composer deeply disturbed by the war, and Vierne's Quintet, which reflects his own tragedy.

Personal musical reactions to the First World War by Frank Bridge, a pacifist composer deeply disturbed by the war and Louis Vierne, whose Quintet reflects his own personal tragedy: he lost both his son and brother in the conflict.

Bridge: Cello sonata
Paul Watkins (cello)
Huw Watkins (piano)

Vierne: Piano quintet
Stephen Coombs (piano)
Chilingirian Quartet.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 29 Jun 2014 23:30

Music Played

  • Frank Bridge

    Cello Sonata in D minor, Op.125

    Performer: Paul Watkins. Performer: Huw Watkins.
    • Nimbus.
  • Louis Vierne

    Piano Quintet in C minor, Op 42

    Performer: Stephen Coombs. Ensemble: Chilingirian Quartet.
    • Hyperion.

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