This disc pairing Bridge's String Quartet No. 1 and No. 3 shows him at his most deeply and passionately musical: his First was written in his youth in a burst of single energy in a month and his Third was written in his maturity with all the courage and strength of his modernist convictions. In these recordings by the Maggini Quartet, the First is an attractive and vigorous work with warm colors and a winning lyricism, while the Third is a strong but severe work with hard edges and sharp points.
The First Quartet (1906) is perfectly well-mannered and proportioned, yet has little individuality and lacks much in the way of melodic memorability. The three-movement Third emerges as a work of huge, tragic scope, sinewy and anguished in its lyricism, from its very first lonely, chromatic phrase. As the Maggini's performance demonstrates, it is arguably the greatest string quartet ever written by a British composer.
String Quartet No. 1 In D Minor: III. Adagio. 4. String Quartet No. 1 In D Minor: IV. Allegro Vivace, Molto Ritmico. 5. 2, "Spring Waters": I. Moderato - Lento - Adagio. 6. 2, "Spring Waters": II. Allegro Scherzando. Britten: String Quartets Nos. 1 and 2 - Three Divertimenti. Bridge: Works for String Quartet. Elgar: String Quartet in E Minor - Piano Quintet in A Minor.
Bridge: String Quartets Nos. 1 and 3 by Maggini Qt Audio CD £. 1. Only 3 left in stock (more on the way). 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. 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. 8 people found this helpful. 3: III. Allegro energico - Maggini Quartet. Listen to Bridge: String Quartets Nos. 1 and 3 now. 1 and 3 in full in the this site app. Play on this site.
Artists Frank Bridge Works for String Quartet (Maggini Quartet). Works for String Quartet (Maggini Quartet) Frank Bridge. Works for String Quartet (Maggini Quartet). This album has an average beat per minute of 101 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 72/153 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Works for String Quartet (Maggini Quartet). Phantasie Quartet: I. Allegro moderato.
Songs from Bridge: String Quartets Nos. 3 & 4 by Allegri Quartet, Brian Hawkins. Frank Bridge, Allegri Quartet - String Quartet No. 4: I. Allegro energico - Largamente 11:08. Frank Bridge, Tunnell Trio - Miniatures for Piano Trio (Set 3): I. Valse Russe 03:06. Frank Bridge, Tunnell Trio, Brian Hawkins - Phantasy Piano Quartet 12:45. Frank Bridge, Tunnell Trio - Piano Trio No. 2: III. Andante molto moderato 06:16. 3: II. Andante con moto 07:33. Frank Bridge, Tunnell Trio - Miniatures for Piano Trio (Set 3): II. Hornpipe 02:44. 4: III. Adagio ma non troppo, Allegro con brio.