WALTER BRAUNFELS (1882-1954): Volume 3 - Serenade, Op. 20, Konzertstück in C Sharp Minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 64*, Prelude and Dances and Melodies from the opera Don Gil von den grünen Hosen, Op. 35*, Die Taubenhochzeit from the opera Die Vögel, Op. 30/2. * - World Premiere Recordings.
Catalogue Number: 04R004
Label: Dutton Epoch
Reference: CDLX 7327
Format: SACD hybrid
Description: This new volume brings us around 20 minutes of music from a 1923 opera based on a 17-century Spanish comedy, very lyrical in manner, with a Spanish tune borrowed for one of the numbers, and a 15-minute piece for piano andn orchestra from 1946, the solo part as Romantic as you like with a more spare and slightly more “modern” orchestral part. The 1910 Serenade was recorded 11 years ago by cpo, its inspiration in the composer’s recent and happy marriage as Straussian as some of its music depicting that conjugal bliss. Piers Lane (piano), BBC Concert Orchestra; Johannes Wildner.