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Bruch: The Complete Symphonies / Masur, Gewandhaus Leipzig


Release Date: 06/09/1998 
Label:  Philips Duo Catalog #: 462164   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Max Bruch
Performer:  Salvatore Accardo
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 31 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"This collected Duo edition contains much attractive music, beautifully played and recorded, guaranteed to delight anyone wanting undemanding symphonies as alternatives to those of Brahms of Schumann. Masur's performances with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra are characteristically warm and refined, with smooth recording to match."

-- Penguin Guide [2003/4 Edition]

"Exciting music-making is provided in the assortment of violin works where Accardo appears completely attuned to Bruch’s lyrical vein, managing to convince me that the deeply affecting In memoriam hardly deserves to languish in almost total obscurity."

-- Erik Levi, BBC Music Magazine
"This collected Duo edition contains much attractive music, beautifully played and recorded, guaranteed to delight anyone wanting undemanding symphonies as alternatives to those of Brahms of Schumann. Masur's performances with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra are characteristically warm and refined, with smooth recording to match."

-- Penguin Guide [2003/4 Edition]

"Exciting music-making is provided in the assortment of violin works where Accardo appears completely attuned to Bruch’s lyrical vein, managing to convince me that the deeply affecting In memoriam hardly deserves to languish in almost total obscurity."

-- Erik Levi, BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 1 in E flat major, Op. 28 by Max Bruch
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867-1868; Bremen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 04/1988 
Venue:  Gewandhaus, Leipzig, Germany 
2. Symphony no 2 in F minor, Op. 36 by Max Bruch
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1870; Berlin, Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1983 
Venue:  Paul Gerhardt Kirche, Leipzig, Germany 
3. Symphony no 3 in E major, Op. 51 by Max Bruch
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Germany 
Date of Recording: 04/1988 
Venue:  Gewandhaus, Leipzig, Germany 
4. Romance for Violin and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 42 by Max Bruch
Performer:  Salvatore Accardo (Violin)
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Berlin, Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/1978 
5. Adagio appassionato for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 57 by Max Bruch
Performer:  Salvatore Accardo (Violin)
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/1978 
6. In memoriam, Op. 65 by Max Bruch
Performer:  Salvatore Accardo (Violin)
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/1978 
7. Konzertstück for Violin and Orchestra in F sharp minor, Op. 84 by Max Bruch
Performer:  Salvatore Accardo (Violin)
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911; Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1977 

Sound Samples

Symphony No.1 in E flat, Op.28: 1. Allegro maestoso
Symphony No.1 in E flat, Op.28: 2. Scherzo (Presto)
Symphony No.1 in E flat, Op.28: 3. Quasi fantasia (Grave)
Symphony No.1 in E flat, Op.28: 4. Finale (Allegro guerriero)
Symphony No.2 in F minor, Op.36: 1. Allegro passionato, ma un poco maestoso
Symphony No.2 in F minor, Op.36: 2. Adagio ma non troppo
Symphony No.2 in F minor, Op.36: 3. Allegro molto tranquillo
Romanze, Op.42
Symphony No.3 in E, Op.51: 1. Andante sostenuto - Allegro molto vivace - Adagio ma non troppo - Allegro molto
Symphony No.3 in E, Op.51: 2. Adagio (Adagio ma non troppo)
Symphony No.3 in E, Op.51: 3. Scherzo (Vivace)
Symphony No.3 in E, Op.51: 4. Finale (Allegro ma non troppo)
Adagio appassionato, Op.57
In Memoriam, Op.65, Adagio for Violin and Orchestra
Konzertstück, Op.84: 1. Allegro appassionato
Konzertstück, Op.84: 2. Adagio, ma non troppo lento

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