Conference on Frank Bridge

One-day conference on Frank Bridge

University of Bristol

23 March 2013


Music department, Victoria Rooms

Queen’s Rd, BS8 1SA


The Centre for the History of Music in Britain, the Empire and the Commonwealth (CHOMBEC) is pleased to announce a one-day conference on British composer Frank Bridge.

Bridge was one of the most radical British musical modernists of the early 20th century, and he is also notable for being the young Benjamin Britten’s mentor. There has been a significant increase in performances and recordings of Bridge’s music in the last few decades, as well as a notable amount of academic activity.This conference seeks to focus the growing interest in Bridge, his music and his socio-cultural context.

Speakers will include Stephen Banfield, Ben Earle, Lewis Foreman, Paul Hindmarsh, Anthony Payne, Fiona Richards, Mark Amos, Jessica Chan, and Fabian Huss. Papers will address a wide variety of aspects of Bridge life, work and cultural context, including the modernism of the late period; The Christmas Rose and issues surrounding Bridge’s stage and vocal works; interpretive issues in Phantasm; genre, style and expression in relation to Bridge’s changing language; Bridge, Britten and Boyd Neel; Bridge and Coolidge; and Bridge and the BBC.

Registration is now open; please contact Fabian Huss for more information:

The conference fee is £10 (£5 for students and CHOMBEC members); make cheques payable to ‘University of Bristol’, and send to CHOMBEC, Victoria Rooms, Queen’s Rd, Bristol, BS8 1SA, with a note specifying ‘Frank Bridge conference registration’ and your name and contact details.

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