TQ3104 : Brighton: birthplace of Frank Bridge, North Road

taken 8 months ago, near to Brighton and Hove, Great Britain

Brighton: birthplace of Frank Bridge, North Road
Brighton: birthplace of Frank Bridge, North Road
Frank Bridge (1879-1941) was a composer, violist and conductor. He is perhaps best known as the teacher and mentor of Benjamin Britten (the latter's 1938 work "Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge" pays tribute to his teacher) but his own work repays investigation and after a period of obscurity is now receiving the attention it deserves. From him Britten will have learned to be uncompromising both artistically and politically. Bridge's work, unusually, demonstrates a steady movement away from public taste: his early works in a late-Romantic vein, such as the tone-poem "The Sea", were popular, but in the interwar years he became more and more harmonically radical under the influence of the Viennese composers of the time. Politically he was a committed pacifist, a strand seen in his work from "Lament" (an elegy for a child drowned in the sinking of the "Lusitania") to his late major work, "Oration", a "concerto elegaico" for cello. (Bridge's younger brother William was a professional cellist.) His influence will certainly be heard, both musically and politically, in Britten's "War Requiem". More details about Bridge can be found at LinkExternal link .
The blue plaque on the side of the building marks the birthplace: it can be seen at TQ3104 : Brighton: plaque marking birthplace of Frank Bridge, North Road.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 26 March, 2019   (more nearby)
Monday, 25 November, 2019
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Housing, Dwellings  Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre 
Primary Subject of Photo
Person (from Tags)
Frank Bridge 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3128 0451 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:49.5153N 0:8.2472W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3126 0453
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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