Braunfels: Carnival Overture, Scottish Fantasy, Hï
Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz; Buntrock, Barbara; BÃ¼hl, Gregor; Edelmann, Paul Armin
Walter Braunfels is a composer whose music died twice: Once when the Nazis declared his music â€œdegenerate art," then again when post-war Germany had little use for the various schools of tonal music; when the arbiters of taste considered any form of romantic music â€“ almost the whole pre-war aesthetic â€“ to be tainted. This fifth release of Capriccioâ€™s Braunfels Edition shows again his large range of colorful music. From his first success in 1908 (Carnival Overture), a still unknown virtuoso Viola Concerto (Scottish Fantasy) to a strictly structured Prelude and Fugue - Braunfels Music is worth being discovered in our days.