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Goldenhair

First line:
Lean out of the window
composer
29 October 1925
author of text

 
Once again there was a gap of a few years in Bridge’s song output. When he returned he was to all intents and purposes a different composer. Between 1921 and 1924 he composed his Piano Sonata, written in memory of Ernest Farrar, composer and friend, killed in action in 1917. It released his true creative powers, with a radical overhaul of his harmonic approach and a much freer approach to rhythm. From now on he was to become a truly original composer and, though it led to a loss of popularity at the time, he is now being recognized as one of the most important composers of the inter-war period. During this time he wrote five more songs, only one of which is unaffected by his new understanding. This is Goldenhair, a fluent and enjoyable setting of James Joyce’s uncomplicated lyric.

from notes by Michael Pilkington 1997

Recordings

Bridge: Songs
CDD220712CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)

Details

Track 20 on CDD22071 CD2 [1'40] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)

Track-specific metadata for CDD22071 disc 2 track 20

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-97-18220
Duration
1'40
Recording date
16 January 1997
Recording venue
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Arthur Johnson
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Bridge: Songs (CDA67181/2)
    Disc 2 Track 20
    Release date: June 1997
    Deletion date: April 2008
    2CDs Superseded by CDD22071
  2. Bridge: Songs (CDD22071)
    Disc 2 Track 20
    Release date: July 2014
    2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
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