Dr. Alexander Brincken
Komponist, Musikwissenschaftler
​Pianist, Organist 

PRINCIPAL WORKS


“The Queen of Snow”.

Ballet after a fairy tale of Hans Christian Andersen (2002-2005)
 

The Song about Armenia.

Oratorio after poems by Armenian poets: D.Varushan, Siamanto, A.Isahakyan and V.Davtyan (in Armenian).

For two Narrators, Big Mixed Choir, Ensemble of Armenian folk instruments and Full Symphony Orchestra (2009-2011)

The World Premiere took place on April 30, 2016 at the Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall in Yerevan, Republic of Armenia.

Performers:
-    Armenian National Academic Choir
     Artistic Director&Principal Conductor: Hovhannes Tchekidjian

-    Armenian National Academic Orchestra
     Artistic Director&Principal Conductor: Eduard Topchjan
  
-    Tenor: Berj Karazian     
    
-    Narrators: Silva Yuzbashyan, Sargis Najaryan
 

Symphony No. 1

for full symphony orchestra (1978-1981)

The World Premiere took place on 22nd November 1986 in the Large Hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, performed by the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra (originally known as the Mravinsky Orchestra) conducted by Vladimir Ponkin (Moscow).
 

Symphony No. 2

for full symphony orchestra (1984-1989)
 

Symphony No. 3

for full symphony orchestra (1992-1998)
 

Symphony No. 4

for full symphony orchestra (2014-2015)
 

Symphony No. 5

for full symphony orchestra (2016-2017)
 

Dramatic Poem

for full symphony orchestra (1975)

The World Premiere took place in April 1976 in the Glazunov Hall of the St. Petersburg Conservatory, performed by the Opera Studio Symphony Orchestra of the St. Petersburg Conservatory conducted by Johannes Winkler (Dresden).
 

Capriccio

for piano and chamber orchestra (1985)

The World Premiere took place in May 1989 in the Small Hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, performed by the St. Petersburg Chamber Orchestra conducted by Ravil Martynov (St. Petersburg) with the composer as soloist.
 

Concerto grosso

for solo viola and string orchestra (1991-1992)

The World Premiere took place on 27th September 1998 in Maienfeld, Switzerland in the final concert of the “Kulturherbst Bündner Herrschaft” Music Festival in the Swiss Canton of Graubünden, performed by the Bündner Chamber Orchestra with Jürg Dähler (Zurich, Switzerland) as soloist, conducted by Christoph Cajöri (Switzerland).

The Russian Premiere took place on 23rd February 2003 in the Rakhmaninov Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, performed by “The Seasons” Moscow Chamber Orchestra with Aleksandr Barsukov (Moscow) as soloist, conducted by Vladislav Bulakhov (Moscow).
 

Mass

for eight-voice mixed choir a cappella (1993)

The World Premiere took place on 12th August 2001 in the Jesuit Church of Lucerne, Switzerland, performed by the St. Petersburg Youth Chamber Choir conducted by Yulia Khutoretskaya (St. Petersburg). 

The Russian Premiere took place on 6th February 2002 in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Peter and St. Paul in St. Petersburg with the same performers.
 

Sextet for strings

(1969/1999)

The World Premiere took place on 23rd February 2003 in the Rakhmaninov Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, performed by soloists from “The Seasons” Moscow Chamber Orchestra (under the artistic direction of Vladislav Bulakhov). 
 

Two String Quartets

(1971/2001, 1973/2002).

The World Premiere of the 2nd quartet took place on 6th August 2010 in Lancaster PA (USA) at the Blue Mountain Festival.
 

Quartet

for flute, trumpet, violin and piano (1974)

Awarded 2nd Prize in the International Carl Maria von Weber Competition for Young Composers in 1976 in Dresden under his former Georgian name of Mrevlov. The World Premiere took place in January 1977 in Dresden.
 

Sonata

for two Pianos (1972/2012-2013)
 

Four Sacred Songs

for mixed choir a cappella (in German and Latin) (1993)

The World Premiere took place on 6th February 2002 in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Peter and St. Paul in St. Petersburg, performed by the St. Petersburg Youth Chamber Choir conducted by Yulia Khutoretskaya.
 

Three Sacred Songs

for eight-voice mixed choir a cappella (in Latin) (2001-2003)

  • Cantate Domino (2001)
    The World Premiere took place on 5th October 2003 in the Danube City Reformed Evangelical Church in Vienna, Austria, performed by the St. Petersburg Youth Chamber Choir conducted by Yuliy Khutoretskaya.
     
  • Hymn in praise of the Holy Norbert (2002)
    The World Premiere took place on 5th October 2003 in the Pernegg Monastery Church, Lower Austria, in the special church service commemorating the 850th anniversary of the founding of the Norbertine order. Performed by the St. Petersburg Youth Chamber Choir conducted by Yulia Khutoretskaya.
     
  • Ave Maria (2003)

 
“The Island”

three songs on poems by Rainer Maria Rilke for women`s choir a cappella (1990)

The World Premiere took place on 14th January 2005 in the Christus Church Lucerne, performed by the “Les Durufleuses” Women`s Choir conducted by Sabine Zehnder (Switzerland).
 

“The Seasons”.

Divertimento for string orchestra (2003)

The World Premiere took place on 8th November 2003 in the Gnessin Music Institute in Moscow, performed by “The Seasons” Moscow Chamber Orchestra conducted by Vladislav Bulakhov.

The European Premiere took place on 23rd September 2006 in the “Tonhalle” Zurich (Switzerland), performed by the String Group of the Symphony Orchestra Zurich conducted by Daniel Schweizer (Zurich).
 

Five Russian Orthodox Songs

for eight-voice mixed choir a cappella (in Church Slavic) (2003)
 

Sacred Triptych

on texts from the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom.
For male choir a cappella (in Church Slavic) (2004)

 

Three Russian Orthodox Songs

for eight-voice mixed choir a cappella (in Church Slavic) (2004)
 

Seven Chorale Preludes for Organ, Op.30 (2018)

 

Festive Music for Brass Quintet and Organ, Op.31 (2018)

 
 

Selected Works of Alexander Brincken are available on CD:

  Alexander Brincken. Werke für Streicher (Works for Strings)

ARS Produktion 38 458 (Ratingen by Düsseldorf, Germany, 2006)
www.ars-produktion.de
     
  Alexander Brincken.​ Geistliche Chorwerke (Sacred Choral Works)

ARS Produktion 38 486 (Ratingen by Düsseldorf, Germany, 2008)
www.ars-produktion.de
     
  Alexander Brincken: Orthodoxe Gesänge /Russian Sacred Hymns:

- Five Hymns op. 21 
- Sacred Triptych op. 22
- Three Hymns op. 23 

ARS Produktion 38 487 (Ratingen/ Düsseldorf, Germany, 2010)
www.ars-produktion.de 

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