Dutton have already issued two cds of the orchestral music of Walter Braunfels with the BBC Concert Orchestra under Johannes Wildner. Vol. 1 (CDLX 7304) has the Piano Concerto (1910-11, coupled with the 'Schottische Phantasie' for Viola and orchestra(1932-33) and 'Ariels Gesang'(1910). Vol. 2 (CDLX7316) has the Sinfonia Brevis(1948) coupled with the Suite from 'Der Glaserne Berg'(1929) and the same Symphonic Variations on a French Children's Song as on the new Capriccio disc. These two Dutton cds contain 75.42 and 74.44 minutes of music in contrast to the niggardly 50.02 minutes of the Capriccio cd.
A third volume of orchestral music is in the pipeline from Dutton. This will contain the Concertstuck for Piano and orchestra(1946), the Serenade for small orchestra(1910), the Suite 'Die Taubenhochzeit' from the Opera 'Die Vogel'(1913-19) and the Suite from the opera 'Don Gil'(1924).
The Symphonic Variations on a French Children's Song can also be found on an Oehms cd (OC411) coupled with the Concerto for Organ, Chamber Choir and Orchestra(1927) and the Toccata, Adagio and Fugue for organ. There is a more modern version of the Te Deum on Orfeo C 679 071A recorded in Stockholm in 2004 with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra under Manfred Honeck.
Braunfels therefore is actually doing remarkably well on cd at present and it is perfectly possible that we shall get an alternative version of 'Don Juan' at some point.
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