"Orchestral Masterworks from Switzerland" - Othmar Schoeck, Ernst Widmer, Adolf Brunner

  • artist:Othmar Schoeck, Ernst Widmer, Adolf Brunner
  • featured artist:Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Rainer Held (conductor)
  • release year:2014
  • style(s):Classical Music
  • country:United Kingdom
  • formats:CD (Compact Disc),
  • record submitted by:Guild GmbH
  • label:Guild
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This CD, with four world premiere releases, offers a representative slice of 20th-century Swiss music, ranging from Othmar Schoeck’s late-Romanticism via the neoclassicism of Adolf Brunner to the Modernism of Ernst Widmer. Nearly fifty years separate Schoeck’s first and last major orchestral works, recorded here – but his commitment to the German Romantic tradition remains undimmed. Brunner’s neoclassical Partita betrays the influence of Hindemith, but has a Brahmsian meatiness to its piano part, while Widmer’s influences in his exuberant concerto range from Bartók to Brazilian street music.