Bridge: Phantasie Trio in C minor; Piano Trio No. 2; Miniatures

COMPOSERS: Bridge
LABELS: Meridian
WORKS: Phantasie Trio in C minor; Piano Trio No. 2; Miniatures
PERFORMER: Dussek Piano Trio
CATALOGUE NO: CDE 84290 DDD
Bridge is too often remembered as Britten’s teacher rather than as a composer in his own right. These chamber works certainly reflect the range of his achievement, from the charming early miniatures and the single-movement Phantasie Trio to the substantial and ‘modernist’ Piano Trio No. 2, composed in 1929, some twenty years later. The performances are thoroughly reliable and the recording excellent; this disc is recommended to anyone wishing to investigate this fascinating composer. Terry Barfoot

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