CD Spotlight. A Very Joyous Disc - Brahms arranged by Kenneth Woods impresses Alice McVeigh. '... this is an excellent performance representing a useful, joyful and even inspired addition to the orchestral repertoire.'
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Gottfried von Einem, the Austrian composer born 24 January 1918 in Bern, Switzerland, studied composition with Boris Blacher and eventually taught composition in the Vienna Academy. He is best known for six operas written between 1947 and 1980. Accessibility and melodic gifts are their strong points. He died in Vienna on 12 July 1996.