Alexander Brincken, born in Leningrad in 1952 and Swiss-based since 1992, writes in an accessible and unashamedly late-Romantic language. His grandiose Fourth Symphony of 2014–15, written for a huge orchestra, has echoes of a number of earlier composers, among them Berlioz, Bruckner, Martinů, Wagner and, especially, Franz Schmidt and Richard Strauss, all assimilated into a big-hearted style that blends dignity, lyricism and power, with a strong sense of the Swiss landscapes in which he has made his home. The earlier Capriccio for piano and orchestra – a concerto in all but name – has, in turn, something of the sober strength and wiry energy of Frank Martin – curiously, since it was written seven years before Brincken moved to Switzerland.
Alexander Brincken, piano Royal Scottish National Orchestra Rainer Held, conductor Maya Iwabuchi, leader
Capriccio for Piano and Chamber Orchestra, Op. 11 (1985) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0550/Track05.mp3
Catalogue No: TOCC0550EAN/UPC: 5060113445506Release Date: 01.12.2019Composer: Alexander Brincken Artists: Alexander Brincken, Rainer Held, Royal Scottish National Orchestra
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