Dirk Brossé

Dirk Brossé: A Portrait in Music

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Belgian-born composer Dirk Brossé has written in a variety of genres -- those represented on this six-disc compilation include symphony, tone poem, concerto, musical theater, soundtrack, chamber music, oratorio, and song -- but his musical voice seems firmly rooted in film scores. Particularly in the orchestral works, John Williams' influence is evident. Brossé's tonal, strongly thematic style places him in the tradition light classical music, and it's a tradition in which he thrives. He is an expert at creating vivid, colorful orchestrations and lyrical melodies. The performances, which feature some outstanding orchestras, instrumentalists, and singers, with many performances conducted by the composer, are of the highest quality. The sound quality of the EMI recordings, made in the 1990s and 2000s, is consistently excellent. The compilation should be of strong interest to the composer's fans and fans of film scores and light classical music.

Track Listing - Disc 5

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:54
Boerenpsalm
2 0:38
3 1:10
4 2:01
5 3:44
Daens
6 1:42
7 0:48
8 1:54
9 1:29
10 1:40
11 1:08
Marie
12 1:22
13 1:46
14 1:19
15 0:52
16 2:22
Koko Flanel
17 1:08
18 2:32
19 2:35
When the Light Comes
20 1:24
21 2:21
22 2:22
23 6:31
Knetter
24 1:26
25 0:53
26 2:26
27 1:30
Samaritan
28 4:01
The Kavijaks
29 1:13
30 0:59
31 2:06
32 1:16
33 1:32
34 3:38
35 1:31
36 0:57
37 1:53
Brod Ludaka
38 3:34
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