The Music of Frank Bridge offers an inspiring collection of the British composer’s early instrumental and chamber works newly arranged for string orchestra. The first time Constantine Orbelian heard Bridge’s beautiful Piano Quintet in D Minor, in a performance by pianist Carol Rosenberger and principal players of the Moscow Chamber Orchestra at the June 1999 Palaces of St. Petersburg Festival, he imagined the expressive work expanded into a chamber concerto. His resulting, unique arrangement accentuates the lushness of Bridge’s harmonies, giving the work a cinematic scope. Rosenberger, Orbelian and the Moscow Chamber Orchestra gave the premiere performance in Los Angeles, California in February 2000. This world-premiere recording was made the following month at Skywalker Studios in California.