on 12 February 2013
I must admit that I never thought that much of Bridge's music...mind you, you could argue that I hadn't listened to it very carefully. Well, now I have and I can honestly tell you that it is most amazing. I just loved this CD. The Phantasy Piano Quartet has a beautiful, haunting melody which I still recall with joy, whilst the 4th string quartet strives towards modernism and indeed, is a very sophisticated and delightful piece. Not at all romantic...but nevertheless a masterpiece I am sure of its pre-2nd WW genre. The music of Frank Bridge should certainly be re-appraised and this particular CD is a good start, I think.