Piano Quintets



First name: Frank
Last name: Bridge
Dates: 1879-1914
Category: Quintet
Opus name: Piano Quintet in D Minor H49 (1904-5, rev 1914)
Publisher: Accolade
Peculiarities: imslp Petrucci: Peters LAU045; http://www.accolade.de/index.php?action=showresult&page=2&db=Datenbank Accolade Musikverlag
Information: Bridge was born in Brighton and studied at the Royal College of Music in London from 1899 to 1903 under Charles Villiers Stanford and others. He played the viola in a number of string quartets, most notably the English String Quartet, and conducted, sometimes deputising for Henry Wood, before devoting himself to composition, receiving the patronage of Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge. He privately tutored a number of pupils, most famously Benjamin Britten, who later championed his teacher\'s music and paid homage to him in the Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge (1937), based on a theme from the second of Bridge\'s Three Idylls for String Quartet (1906). Bridge died in Eastbourne.