Bridge Records

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This article is about the American classical music record label. For American religious label of the 1960s to the 1980s, see Chapel Records.
Bridge Records
Founded 1981 (1981)
Founder David Starobin
Genre Classical
Country of origin  United States
Location New Rochelle, New York
Official website www.bridgerecords.com

Bridge Records, Inc. is an independent record label based in New Rochelle, New York that specializes in 20th century classical music. Its president is Becky Starobin. The label was founded in 1981 by David Starobin, who was president of the company until 2005.

Bridge Records has been noted for its catalog of contemporary music [1] which includes disks devoted to composers such as Poul Ruders, Morton Feldman, Paul Lansky and George Crumb.[2] The label has also recorded Mohammed Fairouz's first opera, Sumeida's Song [3] as well as operas by William Bolcom, Allen Shawn, Tod Machover and John Musto.[4] The catalog also includes music that was banned by the 3rd Reich, including various works by Stefan Wolpe, an opera and songs by Franz Schreker, songs by Zemlinsky, and songs and piano music by composers who were incarcerated in Theresienstadt.


To date, Bridge Records has been nominated for 20 Grammy Awards, and has received 3 - a 2001 Grammy for Best Contemporary Composition for George Crumb's Star-Child, a 2007 Grammy for Best Classical Vocal Recording for Lorraine Hunt Lieberson's performance of Peter Lieberson's Rilke Songs and Garrick Ohlsson's recording of Beethoven sonatas (volume 3) won a 2008 Grammy award for best instrumental solo performance.

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