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Wuorinen: Orchestral works, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Levine/Serkin
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Release date imminent!
We’ve got it in hand! Bridge has received copies of the Charles Wuorinen disc, and has sent them out to our distributors. The official release date is 9/9/2016. The disc can be preordered here: http://www.bridgerecords.com/products/9474
Hi there, followers! Sorry for the delay between updates, but I’m back with a lot of news:
We’re now looking at an October release date. The disc will be mastered in the next week, and we’ve managed to secure the beautiful photo by Sarah Shatz, used as the header image for the project for the CD cover!
Here’s a small sample of the Fourth Piano Concerto, with Peter Serkin and the BSO, conducted by James Levine:
We’ve moved forward with the release significantly in the last few weeks. Mastering is still a few months away, it’s going to be good!
Here’s some sound from the first movement of the 8th Symphony. Hope you enjoy it!
Great news – additional grant funding
Hello, followers! We’ve got some great news about this project. In addition to the generous grant from New Music USA, we found out over the weekend that the Aaron Copland Fund for Recorded Music has also provided a sizeable grant towards the completion of this recording. It’s going to be great, and we can’t wait to get it out there!
Additional tax deductible donations towards this project, or other Great Performances projects can be made here.
Bridge Records plans to issue the world premiere recordings of Charles Wuorinen’s FOURTH PIANO CONCERTO and the EIGHTH SYMPHONY (THEOLOGOUMENA). Both works were commissioned by the Boston Sympony Orchestra and premiered with James Levine conducting. The soloist in the concerto is Peter Serkin. These are extraordinary performances of two of Wuorinen’s finest works. This project will also include the first BSO recording of Wuorinen’s GRAND BAMBOULA for string orchestra (BSO/LEVINE). This recording will present a conductor and orchestra who have been dedicated to Wuorinen’s music for decades. Few of Wuorinen’s orchestral works have previously been available on recording.
The planned release date for this recording would be January, 2015. Bridge Records has collaborated with the BSO previously, and look forward to working together again. This will mark the first recordings of Maestro Levine on Bridge Records.
On release, the recording will have worldwide distribution, both digitally and physically, including major websites such as Amazon, Amazon MP3, iTunes and eMusic.
Photo: © Sarah Shatz
Start and End Dates
01/01/2014 — 11/28/2014
New Rochelle, New York