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The music of Frank Bridge / Fabian Huss.

By: Huss, Fabian [author.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Woodbridge : Boydell & Brewer Ltd. 2015Description: 1 online resource (272 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781782046103; 1782046100.Subject(s): Composers -- England -- BiographyAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Music of Frank BridgeDDC classification: 780.92 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook. Summary: The English composer, violist, and conductor Frank Bridge (1879-1941), a student of Sir Charles Villiers Stanford, was one of the first modernists in British music, developing the most radical and lastingly modern musical language of his generation. Bridge was also one of the most accomplished British composers of chamber music in the twentieth century. After the lyrical romanticism of the early period, a notable expansion of style can be observed as early as 1913, leading eventually to the radical language of the Piano Sonata and Third String Quartet, drawing on influences such as Debussy, Stravinsky and the Second Viennese School composers.However, Bridge became frustrated that his later, more complex music was often ignored in favour of his earlier 'Edwardian' works; this neglect of his mature music contributed to the growing obscurity into which his music and reputation fell in his last years and after his death. Symptomatically, Bridge is still often remembered primarily for privately tutoring Benjamin Britten, who later championed his teacher's music and paid homage to him in the 'Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge' (1937).0.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

The English composer, violist, and conductor Frank Bridge (1879-1941), a student of Sir Charles Villiers Stanford, was one of the first modernists in British music, developing the most radical and lastingly modern musical language of his generation. Bridge was also one of the most accomplished British composers of chamber music in the twentieth century. After the lyrical romanticism of the early period, a notable expansion of style can be observed as early as 1913, leading eventually to the radical language of the Piano Sonata and Third String Quartet, drawing on influences such as Debussy, Stravinsky and the Second Viennese School composers.However, Bridge became frustrated that his later, more complex music was often ignored in favour of his earlier 'Edwardian' works; this neglect of his mature music contributed to the growing obscurity into which his music and reputation fell in his last years and after his death. Symptomatically, Bridge is still often remembered primarily for privately tutoring Benjamin Britten, who later championed his teacher's music and paid homage to him in the 'Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge' (1937).0.

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This monograph on the music and life of the British composer Frank Bridge (1879-1941) by Fabian Huss (visiting fellow, Univ. of Bristol) is a valuable addition to the growing literature on this most unjustly neglected artist. Best known as Benjamin Britten's mentor, Bridge is revealed by Huss to be a composer of immense gifts and stylistic diversity. Indeed, the author goes far to restore Bridge's place among the modernist composers of the early 20th century. Also fascinating are the discussions of Bridge as an important chamber music performer and conductor. Huss examines Bridge's music and literary sources in great detail, and the volume is blessed with a multitude of musical examples, which is especially important given most Americans' unfamiliarity with Bridge's output. One bonus of this book is the in-depth examination of the relationship between Bridge and his patron, American philanthropist Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge (1864-1953). Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty. --William E. Grim, Strayer University

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