Frank Bridge Piano Quintet etc, Dutton Epoch CDLX 7254

International Record Review 2010

The London Bridge Ensemble’s follow up to its previous disc (reviewed in May 2008) duly extends its coverage of Frank Bridge’s chamber music over his first phase of creativity...This phase is largely encapsulated by the piano quintet.

Especially notable is the insight this ensemble instils into the emotionally inward transitions either side of the opening movement’s tempestuous development, as well as those between which Bridge has adeptly embedded the Scherzo within the slow movement - after which the finale combines passions with refined eloquence on its way to a heady conclusion. A fine performance...

Spacious and realistic sound, with informative notes by [Paul] Hindmarsh, enhance another recommendable release from this fine ensemble.