He was also commissioned to write a ballet based on Mikhail Bulgakov's classic novel, The Master and Margarita, and it was scheduled to have its world premiere in 2020 at the Slovak National Theater for their 100th anniversary, but...well, you know there was that whole pandemic thing that has gotten in the way for the moment. So...stay tuned.
Yesterday, Peter sent me a link to Spotify where he’s posted the tracks to a new 2-disk CD that the Naxos label just released a few days ago. And unlike most of his other CDs, this one is entirely his own music, which he also arranged and conducts the Slovak Philharmonic. It’s titled Slovak Dances: Naughty & Sad – and so far I’ve loved it. (Disclaimer: I’ve only listened to the first disk so far.) As the liner notes point out, there is an inspiration here from Brahms' Hungarian Dances and Antonin Dvorak. But Breiner's sensibility flows through and is fresh and vibrant.
(Two of the other standouts for are “The Little Church of Humemmé” and an oddly, very funny piece, “My Father is but One Big Headache.”)
You can find the 2-CD album on Spotify here. For free. Another service we provide here at Elisberg Industries. With appreciation to Peter Breiner.
But just because you're so nice, I'll make things at least a little bit easy for you. Here's that first piece that I like so much, "The Field of Zaluzice." If you want to hear more...well, there's that link right above.
And for yet another added, albeit small bonus treat, if that wasn't enough, he's Peter in action conducting this same number for a 2-minute trailer that Naxos put out.