Symphonic Holiday


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Symphonic Holiday

$10.99 per CD

Fourteen CD collection, $99.99

Sale expires February 1, 2021

Boston Symphony Orchestra

New York Philharmonic

Seattle Symphony

Odense Symfoniorkester

London Symphony Orchestra

Symphony of the Air

Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Warsaw Philharmonic

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Danish National Symphony Orchestra

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 
Karl Krueger, conductor

BRIDGE 9124A/C (3 CDs for the price of 2)

This set of American symphonic music is highlighted by Horatio Parker's Vathek, a tone-poem on a work of fabulous excess and immorality, "The History of the Caliph Vathek" by the eccentric millionaire novelist and travel writer, William Beckford (1759-1844). Victor Herbert's orchestral masterpiece, Hero and Leander, fated to remain unpublished during the composer's lifetime, is given an opulent reading by Krueger and his brilliant British forces.

Walton conducts Walton! 
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Sir William Walton, conductor
Berl Senofsky, violin

BRIDGE 9133A/B

"William Walton's 1964 tour of New Zealand brings keen enjoyment. Walton's collaboration with Berl Senofsky in the Violin Concerto is particularly worth preserving, but throughout the set Walton and the NZSO make his music sound new, tart and challenging in a way that even accomplished recent performances have difficulty capturing."
- BBC Music Magazine

Includes Symphony No. 1 and Partita.

Symphony of the Air
Leopold Stokowski, conductor

BRIDGE 9074

The legendary maestro in hyper-expressive form, performing Siegfried-Idyll, Verklärte Nacht, and the "Tallis" Fantasia.  

"Many of today’s young hotshot conductors could learn from this disc.”
- Village Voice (Grade: A)

TCHAIKOVSKY
Complete Music for Piano & Orchestra
London Symphony Orchestra
Sergiu Comissiona, conductor
Jerome Lowenthal, piano

BRIDGE 9301A/B

Jerome Lowenthal's virtuosic readings of all four of the works that Tchaikovsky wrote for piano and orchestra focus on Tchaikovsky's original, uncut scores. “This set is a fine tribute to one of America’s unsung heroes of the piano."
- BBC Music Magazine

Seattle Symphony
Ludovic Morlot, conductor
Jay Campbell, cello

BRIDGE 9499

State of the art 21st century orchestral playing. The superb Seattle Symphony, cello virtuoso Jay Campbell, and conductor Ludovic Morlot present five previously unrecorded works by George Perle.  Music that is witty, lucid, stimulating, and, above all, deeply humane.

GERSHWIN
Anne-Marie McDermott, piano
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Justin Brown, conductor

Rhapsody in Blue
Second Rhapsody, Concerto in F
"I Got Rhythm" Variations

BRIDGE 9252

"It's rare enough to have all four Gershwin works for piano and orchestra on a single disc but rarer still for each one to come near or top of the class. Strongly recommended." - Gramophone
 
***Gramophone: Editor's Choice***

Odense Symfoniorkester
Paul Mann, conductor
Patrick Mason, baritone

BRIDGE 9254

A collection full of discoveries and surprises. Pride of place must go to the premiere recording of Roy Harris's Whitman setting, Give Me the Splendid Silent Sun, in the words of one critic, "a great, lost 20th century American masterpiece, and among Harris's very finest scores." The disc includes songs set to Chinese poems by Griffes and Carpenter, Horatio Parker's impassioned Cahal Mor of the Wine Red Hand, and Virgil Thomson's erotic The Feast of Love

Boston Symphony Orchestra
James Levine, conductor
Peter Serkin, piano

BRIDGE 9474

This disc stands as a testament to the late Charles Wuorinen and Peter Serkin.  Both Symphony No. 8 and the 4th Piano Concerto were commissioned by the Boston Symphony Orchestra and James Levine, and were described as "fiery and dramatic, yet inundated with poetry and striking effects" by
Audiophile Audition.

MUSIC OF MELINDA WAGNER
New York Philharmonic
Lorin Maazel, conductor
Joseph Alessi, trombone

BRIDGE 9345

This CD features a riveting performance of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Melinda Wagner's Trombone Concerto. Critic Tim Page writes of Wagner's music: "It's music that is just as smart as it is sensual, as brainy as it is beautiful. Wagner is one of my favorite composers, and my admiration grows with every new work."
 

“This is one of the best discs I have heard this year—don’t miss it.”
- Audiophile Audition

POUL RUDERS: SYMPHONY NO. 5

Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Olari Elts, conductor

BRIDGE 9475

Poul Ruders's latest symphony, is an explosive, quick-paced composition. The Symphony's opening brass fanfare is followed immediately by startling police whistles and pounding drums- music of power and intensity. The recording was made in the Danish Radio's new concert hall, named by Gramophone, as one of the "10 best concert halls in the world". A sonic spectacular.

GEORGE CRUMB: STAR-CHILD
A HAUNTED LANDSCAPE
ECHOES OF TIME AND THE RIVER

Warsaw Philharmonic
Thomas Conlin, conductor

BRIDGE 9174

This stunning compilation, drawn from BRIDGE'S Complete Crumb Edition presents Crumb's magnum opus, Star-Child, winner of a Grammy Award. Also included, Crumb's Pulitzer Prize-winning Echoes of Time and the River, and
A Haunted Landscape
 
"The performances are outstanding, the sonics are terrific.
Endlessly fascinating!" 
- ClassicsToday.com (10/10)