Fridrich Bruk: Orchestral Music, Volume Five

Catalogue No: TOCC0661
EAN/UPC: 5060113446619
Release Date: 2024-03-15
Composer: Fridrich Bruk
Artists: Imants Resnis, Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra

This fifth instalment of the recent symphonic output of Fridrich Bruk (born in Ukraine in 1937 but a Finnish resident since 1974) brings two large canvases inspired by painters: Symphony No. 13 (2014) by the revolutionary Polish-Ukrainian Soviet artist Kazimir Malevich, and No. 14 (2015) by Edvard Munch’s famous painting The Scream. Bruk may seem to write in a kind of stream of consciousness, but his works are subtly bound together through a network of motifs and details of scoring. Even so, the orchestral writing in both pieces is wildly inventive, a kaleidoscope of colour and counterpoint, sitting somewhere between Villa-Lobos and Pettersson in its profligate abundance, with hints here and there of Prokofiev and Szymanowski.

Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra
Imantis Resnis, conductor

Listen To This Recording:

Symphony No. 13, The Artist Kazimir Malevich (1878-1935) (2014) (34:12)

  1. I. Kazimir (15:04)
  2. II. The Two Squares, Black and Red (1915) (6:46)
  3. III. The Revolution (12:22)

  1. Symphony No. 14, The Scream (2015) (31:35)

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