Bridge Records

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Bridge Records
Founded1981 (1981)
FounderDavid Starobin
GenreClassical, jazz
Country of originU.S.
LocationNew Rochelle, New York
Official websitewww.bridgerecords.com

Bridge Records is an independent record label that specializes in classical music.

History[edit]

A classical guitarist, David Starobin recorded the Boccherini Guitar Quintet in E minor in the 1970s. This was his first experience observing the process of recording. After starting Bridge Records in 1981, the first album issued was his New Music with Guitar.[1]

Starobin's wife Becky is president of the company, while their son Robert is vice president. The catalog includes albums by Elliott Carter, George Crumb, Henri Dutilleux, Hans Werner Henze, Paul Lansky, Joaquin Rodrigo, Fred Lerdahl, Poul Ruders, Stephen Sondheim, Toru Takemitsu, and Stefan Wolpe. A series of historical recordings coordinated with the Library of Congress includes works by Samuel Barber, Budapest String Quartet, Aaron Copland, Nathan Milstein, Leontyne Price, Leopold Stokowski, George Szell, and Cecil Taylor.[2] The label recorded Mohammed Fairouz's first opera, Sumeida's Song[3] and operas by William Bolcom, Tod Machover, John Musto, and Allen Shawn, .[4] Bridge has received thirty nominations in the Grammy and Latin Grammy Awards.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Kozinn, Allan (6 October 2011). "Bridge Records Holds Onto Its Niche, With a Very Firm Grip". The New York Times. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b "About Us". Bridge Records. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  3. ^ Bridge Records Catalog Page for Sumeida's Song
  4. ^ Bridge Records Opera Page

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