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Bridge & Britten: Recital 2
Friday 11 May 2018 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm£12.50
Pre-performance talk: 4-4.30pm
Bridge had a great love of chamber music and composed brilliantly for small ensembles. This recital features his works for piano and viola and for piano trio. Plus, Britten’s Lachrymae for viola and piano, and some of his idiosyncratic piano trios composed when he was at school. With Josh Hayward (viola).
This season we pay tribute to Frank Bridge, Britten’s first and arguably most important composition teacher. Each recital will include a pre-performance talk looking at Bridge’s musical style and his influence on the young Britten. Bridge symbolically handed over his viola to Britten as the younger composer left for America in 1939: this very instrument, previously displayed in our permanent exhibition, will be played by the up-and-coming violist Josh Hayward in all three recitals.
Series offer: book all three recitals for £35 here.