Paul Buttner - Symphony no.4, Heroic Overture | Sterling CDS1048

Paul Buttner - Symphony no.4, Heroic Overture

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Label: Sterling

Cat No: CDS1048

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Contents

Artists

Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra

Conductors

Hans-Peter Frank
Gerhard Pfluger

Works

Buttner, Paul

Heroic Overture
Symphony no.4 in B minor

Artists

Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra

Conductors

Hans-Peter Frank
Gerhard Pfluger

About

This is hardly believable. Here is an absolute first-rate late-romantic composer, forgotten because the Nazis made him forgotten! He kept loyal to his Jewish wife and to his political convictions, and lost all his important positions in Dresden musical life. He was much inspired by Richard Strauss, and his orchestral texture is full of a longing, radiant beauty. He has the same absolute command of the orchestra as Richard Strauss!

"BŁttner was, on this evidence, a composer in the Bruckner-Schumann vein rather like Wetz but with a fantastic tendency fuelled by Berlioz and Richard Strauss. He would I am sure have been delighted with these recordings. I doubt that he heard a more passionate performance of the Fourth Symphony during his lifetime. Recommended to pursuers of the late-romantic trend as it made its way into the twentieth century." - MusicWeb International

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