1926, vol. 5: Bridge, Sibelius, Bartók

The First World War had weighed heavily on the mind and heart of English composer Frank Bridge, as with so many others.  In the course of the war the United Kingdom had lost more than a million young men. […] (Click here to continue reading a transcript of this episode.)

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Bridge, String Quartet no. 3
Bridge, Canzonetta
Bridge, Two Entr’actes
Sibelius, The Tempest
Sibelius, Tapiola
Sibelius, Väinön Virsi
Bartók, Piano Sonata, Szabadbad (Out of Doors),
Nine Little Piano Pieces

Bartók, Piano Concerto no. 1
Bartók, Falun: Three Village Scenes

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2 Responses to 1926, vol. 5: Bridge, Sibelius, Bartók

  1. Brian Linnell Comment by Brian Linnell made on December 17, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    In a major gaffe, I left one 1926 composition by Sibelius out of this podcast! He also wrote a cantata called Väinön Virsi (Vaino’s Song), op. 110, for choir and orchestra. The text is an excerpt from the Kalevala, part of its creation myth. Paavo Järvi has recorded the Sibelius cantatas with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, and I’ve made this record available here on this page of AYICM.

    Please forgive the omission. My research method was still a work in progress when I was programming these 1926 shows, and so they’re not as well organized as my work on other years in music will be.

  2. Comment by William Block made on January 6, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    I finally had time to listen to your podcast after the busy holiday season. As usual, you did an excellent job on the historical research of these composers. It is interesting how so many composers changed their style after the first World War because of their disillusionment with the depravity of that war. Bartok has always been a challenge for me to listen to, and I have discovered some moments that I feel are quite beautiful. Thanks, Brian, good job!!!! William

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