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The Dew Fairy

'Stephen Hough's English Piano Album' (CDA67267)
Stephen Hough's English Piano Album
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The Dew Fairy
Frank Bridge, a committed pacifist, was profoundly affected by World War I, and as a result his earlier, pastoral style changed into a more serious, thorny and strikingly personal language. These two miniatures are from the same post-war years as the ambitious, darkly passionate piano sonata, but they appear to be a throwback to his earlier style. However, their very fragility seems to me to separate them from mere salon pieces, as if they call to mind a lost world of innocence and tranquility. Heart’s Ease also exists in an arrangement by the composer for violin and piano.

from notes by Stephen Hough © 2002

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Details for CDA67267 track 16
Recording date
14 January 2001
Recording venue
Henry Wood Hall, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Andrew Keener
Recording engineer
Mike Hatch
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  1. Stephen Hough's English Piano Album (CDA67267)
    Disc 1 Track 16
    Release date: March 2002
    Please, someone, buy me …
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