FRIDRICH BRUK (b.1937): Symphony No. 15 "Reflections", Symphony No.16 "The River Dneiper".
Catalogue Number: 06Y036
Label: Toccata Classics
Reference: TOCC 0657
Description: This fourth instalment of the recent symphonic output of Fridrich Bruk (born in Ukraine in 1937 but a Finnish resident since 1974) brings two earlier works – from when Bruk was merely in his late seventies. His Symphonies Nos. 15 and 16 – both predicated on Bruk’s concern for the environment – inhabit the soundworld that has become familiar from his more recent symphonies: almost a stream of consciousness expressed through wildly inventive orchestral writing in a kaleidoscope of colour and counterpoint, sitting somewhere between Villa-Lobos and Pettersson in its profligate abundance. Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra; Imants Resnis.