To mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe has released a new CD set of the Mendelssohn symphonies under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the Music Director of the Philadelphia Orchestra and Music Director Designate of the Met Opera. This release is the latest installment in Nézet-Séguin's collaboration with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe - a recent partnership that has already garnered two Grammy nominations.
Composer Fred Lerdahl’s music has been commissioned and performed by major chamber ensembles and orchestras in the United States and around the world. Bridge Records is producing an ongoing series devoted to his music. Volume Five includes performances by Windscape, Quattro Mani, the Weiss-Kaplan-Stumpf Trio and The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
Pianist Andrew Cooperstock releases this new recording of the piano works by Leonard Bernstein on Bridge Records. The two-disc recording marks the centennial celebration of Bernstein's birth and features collections dedicated to friends and colleagues, as well as two larger works for solo piano. As Cooperstock states, "Leonard Bernstein was one of the most significant American musical figures of the 20th century and it has been an honor to have performed his works throughout my career.
The former Royal Harpist Claire Jones returns to recording after starting a family, with 15 pieces of music that celebrate one thing, love, in all its forms. Claire says this album is “a celebration of love for one another. It feels emotional and honest to be creating an album of the world’s most romantic, love inspired classical melodies.”