Gertruda Jerjomenko, Māris Kupčs & Liepaja Symphony Orchestra - Bruk: Orchestral Music, Vol. 1 (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 195 MB
Label: Toccata Classics | Tracks:11 | Time: 57:52 min
Fridrich Bruk born in Kharkov in 1937 and a Finnish resident since 1974 made his name as a composer of tangos. But the heart of his music lies in a series of eighteen symphonies, which have a strong narrative element, some reflecting Jewish themes, others inspired by Karelia and Finland. Symphony No. 17, Joy of Life (which Bruk also calls a Concerto-Symphony for Orchestra and Piano),has an autobiographical programme charting, in abstract terms, Bruks surmounting of the obstacles fate put in his path.