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Arnold Bax, Frank Bridge: Piano Quintets ()

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composed by Arnold Bax, Frank Bridge

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Arnold Bax, Frank Bridge: Piano Quintets - Ashley Wass (piano); Tippett Quartet
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  1. Quintet for piano & strings in G minor
  2. Quintet for piano & string quartet in D minor, H 49
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Since Ashley Wass was signed as Naxos' first exclusive artist in 1997, he has been exploring the solo piano and piano chamber music of several early 20th century British composers. By 2010 (the date of this release) Frank Bridge and Arnold Bax are the two composers Wass has more covered more completely. Here Wass is able to combine the two, where he is joined by the Tippett Quartet for a pairing of the Bax and Bridge piano quintets. Only 10 years separate the two works, and both have a sumptuousness of sound, a lyricism, ...