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Brun: Complete Orchestral Works / Adriano, Moscow Symphony, Bratislava Symphony


Release Date: 06/07/2019 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: BRI95784  
Composer:  Fritz BrunOthmar Schoeck
Performer:  Bernadett FodorTomás NemecClaudius HermannPeter Loydl,   ... 
Conductor:  AdrianoPaul Sacher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Symphony OrchestraBratislava Symphony OrchestraBratislava Symphony Choir,   ... 
Number of Discs: 11 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In this release, the prominent conductor Adriano with help from the world renowned Bratislava and Moscow Symphony Orchestras, among others, draws together the first complete series of orchestral works by Swiss composer Fritz Brun. This set sheds light on the little-known composer’s repertoire, from the rhapsodies, the concertos, to ten sweeping symphonies. Brun grew up in Lucerne and his time active as a composer coincided with a period of high creative output of Swiss music. Brun’s repertoire sits alongside other native composers such as Honegger, Schoeck, and Bloch. The crowded market, combined with the struggle to find a publisher, offers one indication as to why Brun’s works failed to reach the mainstream public. While not a household Read more name, Brun is often touted as the Swiss answer to Vaughan Williams and Edward Elgar. Brun’s works have a nostalgic touch; they draw on the Romantic and Classical eras in their emotional sincerity and defined forms, but always with a modern flavor. After graduating from the Cologne conservatoire, Brun worked in Berlin, London and Dortmund where he took up various music posts. His music reflects his European travels and unites diverse inspirations from different countries and eras as equals on his musical plane. Modernist influences are skillfully interwoven into his compositions, the scherzo movements for example, draw on Stravinsky in their timbre and rhythms and Symphony No. 5 liberally experiments with tonality. However, similar to his English counterparts, his music remains rooted in his homeland. Symphony No. 3 is inspired by the Alps and it is his best known work, made particularly famous for its use of Italian-Swiss folk melodies. In his later life, Brun returned to Switzerland, where he served as director of the Berne Music Society until his retirement in 1941. The final portion of this release features historical recordings, in particular, the celebrated Paul Sacher brings his interpretation of Variations for string orchestra and piano, and Brun conducts his own Symphony No. 8. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphonie No. 1 in B minor by Fritz Brun
Conductor:  Adriano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1902; Switzerland 
2.
Overture to a Jubilee Celebration, for orchestra by Fritz Brun
Conductor:  Adriano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; Switzerland 
3.
Symphony no 2 in B flat major by Fritz Brun
Conductor:  Adriano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; Switzerland 
4.
Symphonic Prologue by Fritz Brun
Conductor:  Adriano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; Switzerland 
5.
Symphony No. 3 in D minor by Fritz Brun
Conductor:  Adriano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; Switzerland 
6.
Symphony No. 4 in E major by Fritz Brun
Conductor:  Adriano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; Switzerland 
7.
Rhapsody for orchestra by Fritz Brun
Conductor:  Adriano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; Switzerland 
8.
Symphony no 5 in E flat major by Fritz Brun
Conductor:  Adriano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; Switzerland 
9.
Symphony no 10 in B flat major by Fritz Brun
Conductor:  Adriano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; Switzerland 
10.
Symphony no 6 in C major by Fritz Brun
Conductor:  Adriano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Switzerland 
11.
Symphony no 7 in D major by Fritz Brun
Conductor:  Adriano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Switzerland 
12.
Symphony no 8 in A major by Fritz Brun
Conductor:  Adriano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bratislava Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Switzerland 
13.
Lieder (14), Op. 20: no 8, Auf meines Kindes Tod by Othmar Schoeck
Performer:  Bernadett Fodor (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Adriano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bratislava Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905-1914; Switzerland 
14.
Lieder (10), Op. 24a: no 4, Die drei Zigeuner by Othmar Schoeck
Performer:  Bernadett Fodor (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Adriano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bratislava Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910-1914; Switzerland 
15.
Lieder (10), Op. 24b: no 10, Jugendgedenken by Othmar Schoeck
Performer:  Bernadett Fodor (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Adriano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bratislava Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906-1915; Switzerland 
16.
Symphony no 9 in F major by Fritz Brun
Conductor:  Adriano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; Switzerland 
17.
Aus dem Buche Hiob by Fritz Brun
Conductor:  Adriano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906; Switzerland 
18.
Concerto for Piano by Fritz Brun
Performer:  Tomás Nemec (Piano)
Conductor:  Adriano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bratislava Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Switzerland 
19.
Variations for String Orchestra and Piano by Fritz Brun
Performer:  Tomás Nemec (Piano)
Conductor:  Adriano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bratislava Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; Switzerland 
20.
Divertimento by Fritz Brun
Performer:  Tomás Nemec (Piano)
Conductor:  Adriano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bratislava Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Switzerland 
21.
Concerto for Cello by Fritz Brun
Performer:  Claudius Hermann (Cello)
Conductor:  Adriano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bratislava Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Switzerland 
22.
Verheissung by Fritz Brun
Performer:  Peter Loydl (Organ)
Conductor:  Adriano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bratislava Symphony Orchestra,  Bratislava Symphony Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Switzerland 
23.
Grenzen der Menschheit by Fritz Brun
Conductor:  Adriano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bratislava Symphony Orchestra,  Bratislava Symphony Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Switzerland 
24.
Lieder (5) by Fritz Brun
Performer:  Bernadett Fodor (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bratislava Symphony Sextet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Switzerland 
25.
Symphony no 8 in A major by Fritz Brun
Performer:  Adrian Aeschbacher (Piano)
Conductor:  Paul Sacher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Collegium Musicum
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Switzerland 
26.
Variations on an Original Theme by Fritz Brun
Performer:  Adrian Aeschbacher (Piano)
Conductor:  Paul Sacher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Collegium Musicum
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Switzerland 

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