WALTER BRAUNFELS (1882-1954): Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola, 2 Horns and String Orchestra, Op. 68, String Quintet in F Sharp Minor, Op. 63a (arr. str. orch. Frithjof Haas [1922-2013]) (World Premiere Recordings).
Catalogue Number: 10U003
Reference: 777 579-2
Description: Yet more for Braunfels fans, these two coming from 1945 and 1948. In their looking back to Mahler and German early-century expressionism it’s as if it’s music that the composer would have written just before he was affectively proscribed by the Nazi regime - the quintet especially since there is more warmth and relaxation in the Sinfonia concertante, especially in the finale which has a Gallic brightness and optimism to it. Munich Radio Orchestra; Ulf Schirmer.