Claudia Braun, soprano. Thomas Laske, baritone. Kantorei Velbert. Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra. George Hanson, conductor.
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Max Bruch's lyrical and lilting Serenade first began taking form as a proposed fourth violin concerto. It's accompanied here by his Swedish Dances, Op. 63 and Schön Ellen (Fair Ellen, Op. 24), a ballade for soprano, baritone, chorus, and orchestra.
"A performance which captures the essence of Bruch's style throughout."—Musicweb International
"A delightful recording of rarely heard works…. A very enjoyable CD and one recommended with pleasure."—Fanfare