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Bruch: Violin Concerto No 1 / Kennedy, Tate, English Chamber Orchestra

Release Date: 03/13/2012 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 6027385  
Composer:  Max Bruch
Performer:  Nigel Kennedy
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra

Length: 0 Hours 25 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Kennedy’s studio recording of Bruch’s First Concerto soars in a more traditional way in the outer movements; although he takes his time—and Tate and the Orchestra oblige—in the slow movement, he occasionally strikes gold. This kind of reading may not exude Stern’s earthy élan or Milstein’s aristocratic dash, but it’s eloquent in its own way. The engineers have captured the sweetness as well as the gritty strength of his tone."

-- Robert Maxham, Fanfare

"The Bruch brings another warm and positive performance, consistently sympathetic, with the orchestra once more adding to the power. Kennedy is more than a match for the rival versions I have listed, again bringing a masculine strength which
Read more goes with a richly expressive yet totally unsentimental view of Bruch's exuberant lyricism as in the central slow movement. Plainly nowadays Kennedy enjoys himself in the studio more than ever..."

-- Edward Greenfield, Gramophone
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Works on This Recording

Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26 by Max Bruch
Performer:  Nigel Kennedy (Violin)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Germany 
Length: 25 Minutes 09 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op.26: I. Vorspiel (Allegro moderato) -
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 in G minor Op. 26: II. Adagio
Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op.26: III. Finale (Allegro energico)

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