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Cello Sonata

(i) Mstislav Rostropovich, Benjamin Britten (r. 1968)
Decca   443 575-2DCS
This historic performance remains one of the best.
(ii) Steven Doane, Barry Snyder
Bridge  BCD 9056
A more recent recording.

Dance Poem

BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Richard Hickox
Chandos  CHAN 10012

Dance Rhapsody

BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Richard Hickox
Chandos  CHAN 10012

Enter Spring

(i) New Philharmonic Orchestra, Benjamin Britten (pp. 1967)
BBC Music   BBCBS8007-2
An important performance in the revival of Bridge's music. Also includes The Sea.
(ii) Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Groves (r. 1975)
EMI   CDM5 66855-2
The first recorded performance of Enter Spring in the Bridge revival - expansive and sonorous. Also includes Two Old English Songs, No. 2, Cherry Ripe, Lament, The Sea, Summer.

The Two Hunchbacks

Britten Sinfonia, Nicholas Cleobury
Conifer  75605 51327 2
An attractive collection of Bridge's shorter orchestral works. Also includes Berceuse, 2 Entr'actes, Serenade, Suite for String Orchestra, Threads, There is a Willow Grows Aslant a Brook.


Maggini Quartet
Naxos  8.553718
A highly recommended performance of these string quartet miniatures. Also includes An Irish Melody, Novelletten, Two Old English Songs, Phantasy String Quartet, Three Pieces, Sir Roger de Coverley.


Kathryn Stott, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley
Conifer  CDCF175
Very persuasive performance.

Phantasy Piano Quartet

Norbert Brainin, Peter Schidlof, Martin Lovett, Benjamin Britten (r. 1967)
Decca  466 823-2DM
Britten's favourite amongst Bridge's earlier chamber works.

Piano Quintet

Allan Schiller, Coull Quartet
Highly recommended.

Second Piano Trio

Roberts Trio
Black Box  BBM1028
Also includes Phantasy Piano Trio and Phantasy Piano Quartet.

String Quartets Nos. 1-4

(i) Bridge Quartet
Meridian  CDE84311/84369
(ii) Brindisi Quartet
Continuum  CCD1035/1036

String Sextet

Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Ensemble
Chandos  CHAN9472
Richly rewarding performance.