Max BruchComposer and conductor. Born 6 January 1838. Died 20 October 1920
Max Bruch Biography (BBC)
"His name will endure, if only thanks to one superb violin concerto." Thus The New Grove on Max Bruch, a prolific composer who was much admired in his lifetime. His talent for melody and orchestration revealed itself at an early age, and he was encouraged to travel to Leipzig to imbibe the influence of Mendelssohn. The opera Die Loreley and the cantata Frijthof established his reputation in Germany, but it was to be his choral music - both sacred and secular - that kept his name before the public.
The First Violin Concerto was the first of a string of works for the instrument (the Scottish Fantasy is still performed occasionally), and he composed three symphonies, the Kol nidrei for cello and orchestra, and a final, unsuccessful opera, Hermione. He was a respected teacher, and numbered Respighi and Vaughan Williams among his students in Berlin. He held posts in Koblenz, Sondershausen, Breslau and Liverpool, but he reacted against the innovations of Liszt and Wagner, and found himself isolated from contemporary opinion later in life.
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Max Bruch Biography (Wikipedia)
Max Bruch (6 January 1838 – 2 October 1920) was a German Romantic composer, teacher, and conductor who wrote over 200 works, including three violin concertos, the first of which has become a staple of the violin repertory.
- Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01vx3gk.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01vx3gk.jpg2014-07-11T11:09:00.000ZIn this Proms Music Guide, Suzy Klein talks about Bruch's 1st Violin Concerto.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p022mz3n
Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1
- Max Christian Friedrich Bruchhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01ynl8q.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01ynl8q.jpg2014-05-07T16:33:00.000ZThe life and work of German Romantic composer Max Bruch.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01ynl8t
Max Christian Friedrich Bruch
- Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor - Preview Cliphttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpg2013-11-21T16:18:00.000ZListen to an excerpt from Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01lyxcg
Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor - Preview Clip
- Bruch: Violin Concerto No 1 (Preview Clip)https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p017rsr8.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p017rsr8.jpg2013-04-18T13:00:00.000ZA preview clip of Bruch’s Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p017rz0r
Bruch: Violin Concerto No 1 (Preview Clip)
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