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Swiss Symphonies

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Fritz Brun

Symphony #5 in E Flat Major (1929)
Symphony #10 in B Flat Major (1953)

Moscow Symphony Orchestra/Adriano
Guild GMCD7320 68:30

The composer, conductor and pianist Fritz Brun is the most important Swiss symphonist of his generation. He studied with Mengelberg, and had a long, successful career in the concert hall. His fifth symphony is perhaps his most experimental in terms of tonality, while remaining melodic and approachable throughout. The tenth and final symphony is an even more traditional work. His sound world is very much that of Bruckner and Brahms.

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