Markus Brönnimann Flötist
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My new CD is out with works by the Bach family, Franz Benda and two of my own compositions. It was recorded in the church of Marthalen (CH) with the Ensemble Pyramide, Jean Halsdorf (cello) and Léon Berben (harpsichord). The Pizzicato Magazine writes: Old and new are cleverly and above all excitingly mixed on this album. Four of the composers played met in real life – in Potsdam, in the spring of 1747. On this album, their works are juxtaposed with those of the Swiss flutist and composer Markus Brönnimann. Apart from Johann Sebastian Bach, the 18th century composers belong to the gallant and sensitive style. But can the works of Markus Brönnimann not also be attributed to this sensitive style? Although the tonal language of Nocturne and Nomos is modern, the music is very sensitive. And how beautifully Brönnimann has transferred the dance-like character of the Toccata and Fugue BWV 565 into his transcription for flute, oboe, string trio and harp. Otherwise, the interpretations of the classical sonatas are also of the finest. Brönnimann combines virtuosity with a great richness of moods and is thus able to demonstrate his entire technical and emphatic spectrum.

New CD!