Date:1 May 2016
Performers:Boston Symphony, James Levine, Peter Serkin
Live recordings of orchestral works by Charles Wuorinen
FOURTH PIANO CONCERTO and EIGHTH SYMPHONY
Boston Symphony Orchestra,
Peter Serkin, piano
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