WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Bruns: Chamber Music for Woodwinds / Grosse, You, Drechsel, Berlin Radio Symphony Winds


Release Date: 10/06/2017 
Label:  Capriccio Records   Catalog #: 5327  
Composer:  Victor Bruns
Performer:  Berthold GrosseOliver DrechselClemens KonigstedtAnja Götze,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra Winds
Number of Discs: 2 
In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Victor Bruns, born 1904 in Ollila in today’s Finland, wrote over 20 solo concertos, 50 chamber pieces and several ballet works. Bruns discovered the bassoon as his true vocation and moved to the Leningrad Conservatory in 1924, until he became bassoonist at Leningrad State Opera in 1927. Bruns completed his studies in composition with Vladimir Shtsherbatshov beside his work in the orchestra and he continued his compositional studies in 1946 with Boris Blacher. He worked as bassoonist of the Staatskapelle Berlin from 1946 until his retirement in 1969 and became a frequently performed composer, popular among musicians and audience alike far beyond the borders of the German Democratic Republic, whose works continue to deserve our attention. In Read more 1960, Victor Bruns was awarded the Art Prize of the German Democratic Republic. In 1971, he was appointed an honorary member of the Berlin State Orchestra, and 20 years later the International Double Reed Society in the USA made him an honorary member. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Pieces (5) for Bassoon and Piano, Op. 12 by Victor Bruns
Performer:  Berthold Grosse (Bassoon), Oliver Drechsel (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Germany 
2.
Quintet for Winds, Op. 16 by Victor Bruns
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra Winds
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Germany 
3.
Pieces (6) for Contrabassoon and Piano, Op. 80 by Victor Bruns
Performer:  Clemens Konigstedt (Contrabassoon), Anja Götze (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Germany 
4.
Sonata for Bassoon and Piano, Op. 20 by Victor Bruns
Performer:  Berthold Grosse (Bassoon), Oliver Drechsel (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Germany 
5.
Little Suite No. 3, Op. 92 by Victor Bruns
Performer:  Berthold Grosse (Bassoon), Mathias Baier (Bassoon), Alexander Voigt (Bassoon),
Clemens Konigstedt (Contrabassoon)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Germany 
6.
Sonata for Bassoon and Piano no 3, Op. 86 by Victor Bruns
Performer:  Berthold Grosse (Bassoon), Oliver Drechsel (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988; Germany 
7.
Quartet for Woodwinds, Op. 18 by Victor Bruns
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra Winds
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Germany 
8.
Sonata for Bassoon and Piano no 2, Op. 45 by Victor Bruns
Performer:  Berthold Grosse (Bassoon), Oliver Drechsel (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1969; Germany 
9.
Virtuoso Pieces (4) for Bassoon Solo, Op. 93 by Victor Bruns
Performer:  Sung Kwon You (Bassoon)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Germany 

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title