The Music of Frank Bridge
Concerto for piano and strings / 30:27
Celebrate with Delos International this incredible new recording featuring Carol Rosenberger in this World Premiere Recording with Maestro Orbelian and the Moscow Chamber Orchestra. In addition to this extraordinary new arrangement of the beautiful Quintet into Concerto, this disc offers the listener two gems: Four Pieces for String Orchestra and the Three Idylls, all unique showcases for Bridge's masterful string compositions. From Carol Rosenberger: The Chamber Concerto version of the Quintet for Piano and Strings stems from a performance I gave with the principals of the Moscow Chamber Orchestra at the Palaces of St. Petersburg Festival in June 1999. Constantine Orbelian, Music Director of both the MCO and the Festival, was much taken with this rarely performed work, and felt that expanding it into a concerto for piano and strings would enhance the music's expressive potential. With the blessing of the Quintet's publisher, we gave the premiere performance of the Concerto in Los Angeles, in February 2000.
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