VICTOR BRUNS (1904-1996): 5 Stücke for Bassoon and Piano, Op. 12, Wind Quartet, Op. 18 (both First Recordings), Wind Quintet, Op. 16, 6 Stücke for Contabassoon and Piano, Op. 80, Bassoon Sonatas No. 1, Op. 20, No. 2, Op. 45 and No. 3, Op. 86, Kleine Suite No. 3 for 3 Bassoons and Contrabassoon, Op. 92, 4 virtuose Stücke for Solo Bassoon, Op. 93.
Catalogue Number: 10T058
Description: Bruns was bassoonist of the Staatskapelle Berlin in East Germany from 1946 to 1969 and, as is generally the case with composer writing for their own instrument, he wrote approchable stuff that soloists enjoyed playing and audiences enjoyed hearing. In sum, neo-Romanticism and neo-Classicism that anyone can relate to. There’s also a quote from Bruns in the notes lamenting the effect dodecaphony had on German music in the 20th century. 2 CDs. Mathias Baier, Alexander Voigt, Berthold Grobe, Sung Kwon You (bassoons), Clemens Königstedt (contrabassoon), Oliver Drechsel, Anja Götze (piano), Wind Soloists of the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra.