Fritz Brun, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Fritz Brun

Swiss Romantic composer (1878-1959)

Date of Birth: 18-Aug-1878

Place of Birth: Lucerne, Canton of Lucerne, Switzerland

Date of Death: 29-Nov-1959

Profession: composer, conductor, pianist

Nationality: Switzerland

Zodiac Sign: Leo

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About Fritz Brun

  • Fritz Brun (18 August 1878 – 29 November 1959) was a Swiss conductor and composer of classical music. Brun was born in Lucerne.
  • He was a student of Franz Wüllner at the conservatory at Cologne, and studied piano and theory there until 1902.
  • The following year he became a piano teacher at the music school in Bern.
  • From 1909 until 1943, he led the symphony concerts of the Bernischen Musikgesellschaft, and was conductor of the choral society and lieder group there.
  • From 1926 to 1940, additionally, he was the vice-president of the Swiss music society Tonkünstlerverein.
  • In June 1941 Brun retired, except for occasional returns to conducting.
  • He dedicated his first violin sonata to violinist Adele Bloesch-Stöcker. In 1912 Brun married Hanna Rosenmund, and three children were born to their marriage.
  • He died in Grosshöchstetten. His compositions include ten symphonies, which are now available, as of 2019, in a release by Brilliant Classics.
  • The box consists of individual recordings that were originally released by the Guild Music label: No.
  • 1 in B minor (1901) (premiered 1 June 1908 conducted by the composer) No.
  • 2 in B? (1911) (premiered 14 February 1911 conducted by Volkmar Andreae) No.
  • 3 in D minor (1919) (premiered 3 March 1920, conducted by the composer) No.
  • 4 in E (1925) (premiered 2 February 1926 conducted by Volkmar Andreae)) No.
  • 5 in E? (1929) (Chaconne/Gehetzt, phantastisch/Langsam (slow)/Rasch und wütend) (premiered 14 January 1930 conducted by Volkmar Andreae) No.
  • 6 in C (1932–1933) (premiered 29 October 1933 conducted by Hermann Scherchen) No.
  • 7 in D (1937) (premiered 10 November 1937 conducted by Hermann Scherchen) No.
  • 8 in A (1938/1942?) (premiered 11 November 1942 conducted by Hermann Scherchen)) No.
  • 9 in F (symphony/suite; five movements) (1949–50) (premiered 12 December 1960, conducted by Volkmar Andreae) No.
  • 10 in B? (1953, premiered 7 November 1955 conducted by Luc Balmer)Also there is a piano concerto in A (1946), a cello concerto in D minor (1947), a Symphonic Prolog for Orchestra (1942), four string quartets (E? major, 1898; G major, 1921; F major, 1943; D major, 1949), a piano quintet (1902), and three piano and string sonatas – two for piano with violin (D minor, 1906 and D major, 1951), one with cello (1920, 1951, 1952), and other works for various ensembles.

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