The Bridge Quartet

This CD brought me over an hour's worth of unalloyed listening pleasure, and for those familiar with Ibert only from two or three of his better-known orchestral works, a voyage of joyous discovery awaits you in this collection of his chamber music compositions.
SOMM 0122 FANFARE 2014

Programmes

 

Tracing the American Dream ...
a look back

Philip Glass "Company"
Barber Quartet op 11
Gershwin Lullaby

Delius "Late Swallows"
Dvorak American Quartet op 96


English Heritage

Purcell Fantasias
Bridge Rhapsody Trio
Britten Quartet no 1
Bridge Quartet no 2


Landscapes and images

French programme for quartet and harp.

Ibert trio for harp violin and cello
Debussy quartet
Ibert quartet
Debussy danses sacree et profanes

2017 The Bridge Quartet

 

Composer in conversation

Haydn Emperor Quartet in C op 76 no 3
Colin Twigg Phantasy Variations on a theme of Haydn (from op 76 no2)

Beethoven Quartet in E minor op 59 no2


Burgeoning Romanticism
(1820 architecture inspired works)

Schubert Eb Quartet D87 1813
Beethoven Quartet in F minor op95 1810

Mendelssohn in D op 44 no1 1837