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"Music is an all encompassing vital need to me." -- Dirk Brossé

EMI Classics celebrates the 50th birthday of Belgian / Flemish composer and conductor Dirk Brossé with this magnificent 6-CD box set. This collection gives a great picture of what Brossé has achieved in life so far. Brossé's oeuvre has been called `eclectic' at times, and at first sight, no one can really argue with that to any great extent. However, this box will prove beyond all doubt that `eclectic' may be too much of a typecast. There is a clear evolution in the work of Brossé.

The beautiful selection of orchestral works on the first CD instantly demonstrates the great imaginative power and strong social commitment of Brossé. Featured works include the scintillating Millennium Overture and his first symphony Artesia. The second CD shows why Brossé is not only a master of orchestration, but also understands the art of writing a beautiful melody for solo instruments. Ethnic music is a particular passion of Brossé. The third CD showcases his keen interest in other musical cultures in works such as his second symphony The Birth of Music from 1997. In the fourth CD, Brossé exploration into the musical genre is showcased. Featured is his first musical, Sacco & Vanzetti, which premiered in October 1996. Film music was Brossé's first love. CD five contains many of his film scores including Boerenpsalm from 1989 by director Roland Verhavert and Daens by Stijn Coninx (Academy Award nomination 1992). The sixth CD, À la Carte, contains a widely varied selection from his vast oeuvre with extra attention to some of his favorite performers.

Disc: 1
1. Millennium Overture
2. Principals
3. El Golpe Fatal
4. Music in Mycology - Allegro Energico
5. Music in Mycology - Andante Cantabile
6. Music in Mycology - Allegretto Giocoso
7. Music in Mycology - Lento Misterioso
8. Music in Mycology - Presto Barbaro
9. Music in Mycology - Lento
10. Music in Mycology - Allegro Con Fuoco
11. Life from Artesia, Symphony No 1
12. La Demencia (from La Soledad de America Latina)
13. La Esperanza (from La Soledad de America Latina)

Disc: 2
1. Black, White And In Between For Violin And Strings
2. Elegy For Cello And Strings
3. War Concerto For Clarinet And Orchestra
4. Sophia, A Symphonic Poem For Violin And Orchestra (Live)

Disc: 3
1. A Nucleus Of Truth
2. Hunting
3. Tales From The Woods
4. Beyond Perception
5. Gipsy
6. Passion And Pain
7. City Lights
8. Industrial Matters
9. Heavens Gate

Disc: 4
1. Sacco & Vanzetti: Katzmann's Entree
2. Sacco & Vanzetti: God Bless America - Finale Act I
3. Sacco & Vanzetti: Elk Teder Gebaar
4. Sacco & Vanzetti: Een Droom Teveel
5. Sacco & Vanzetti: Het Laatste Ritueel
6. Kuifje - De Zonnetempel: Kuifje & Bobbie
7. Kuifje - De Zonnetempel: Alles Onder Controle
8. Kuifje - De Zonnetempel: De Zon
9. Kuifje - De Zonnetempel: Duizend Bommen En Granaten
10. Kuifje - De Zonnetempel: No Sé
11. Kuifje - De Zonnetempel: Vriendschap Tot Het Eind Der Tijden
12. Kuifje - De Zonnetempel: Als Het Kampvuur Brandt
13. Rembrandt, De Musical: Wat Is Mijn Lot
14. Rembrandt, De Musical: Meisje Aan Het Vensterraam
15. Rembrandt, De Musical: Bathsheba
16. Musical Daens: Mijn Wereld
17. Musical Daens: Ogen Dicht
18. Musical Daens: Face à Face
19. Musical Daens: Liefde Is De Allerschoonste Last
20. Musical Daens: Wat Bleef Er Van Me Over
21. Musical Daens: Finale Act II

Disc: 5
1. Flanders International Filmfestival Overture
2. Boerenpsalm: Sowing The Fields
3. Boerenpsalm: The Flood
4. Boerenpsalm: The Bull's Running
5. Boerenpsalm: Sanctus
6. Daens: Nini
7. Daens: Hopeful Words
8. Daens: March For Justice
9. Daens: Unanswered Prayer
10. Daens: Daens Elected
11. Daens: Nette's True Love Theme
12. Marie: Ouverture
13. Marie: Toutes Les Femmes Aiment Papa
14. Marie: Au Seuil De La Famille
15. Marie: Le Baiser
16. Marie: Letter From Home
17. Koko Flanel: Driving Dreams
18. Koko Flanel: Baroque Music
19. Koko Flanel: Main Theme
20. When The Light Comes: Snowfun
21. When The Light Comes: Ellen's Confession
22. When The Light Comes: Lars The Trapper
23. When The Light Comes: Light Main Theme
24. Knetter Main Theme
25. Knetter: Schooltrip
26. Knetter: Pooh, The Neighbour
27. Knetter: The Surprise
28. Samaritan: Jonas
29. Generiek De Kavijaks
30. Honger
31. Het Diner
32. Pepe
33. Twee Vrije Mensen
34. Gouden Tijden
35. De Vernieling
36. Pifte's Thuiskomst
37. Esther En Pifte Trouwen
38. Brod Ludaka End Titles

Disc: 6
1. Eppur Si Muove
2. To My Secret Inspiration
3. At Dandi
4. Meditation For Oboe And Strings
5. Tango Tout Court
6. Amalgest
7. Mu Yang Gu Niang
8. La Soledad
9. Artesia
10. Hope
11. Hommage A Frédéric Chopin
12. Mustafa
13. Broken Dream
14. Brandy Blues
15. Excellent Love

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