Wednesday, 15 August 2012

"Westminster" Bridge

The organist who gave the inaugural recital, Sir Frederick Bridge (1844-1924) from Westminster Abbey hence his nickname "Westminster" Bridge, seems to have been rather an eccentric gentleman (very unusual for an organist) but he restored the Abbey choir to its former glory and presided over the coronations of Edward VII and George V.

Here is the rather grudging crit of his Pollokshields recital from the Glasgow Herald of Monday, September 27th 1913:

Westminster Bridge by Spy
"Glasgow Herald" 29/09/1913

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