For more than thirty years Fritz Brun (1878-1959) was chief conductor of the Bern City Orchestra and is often referred to as the last symphonist of the Romantic style. His rich symphonic output is currently undergoing a remarkable renaissance. While the wonderful 1st String Quartet from his student days in Cologne was not performed for decades, the passionate 1st Violin Sonata is considered Brun's most performed work.
In the fall of 2021, the composer's two early chamber works will now be heard together on CD for the first time. Until now, the string quartet has not been available on record at all, and the violin sonata only in a shortened and "lightened" version. The musical "impositions" and enormous technical challenges of the work can thus be fully experienced for the first time.