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
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
Works on This Recording
Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26 by Max Bruch
Nigel Kennedy (Violin)
English Chamber Orchestra
Written: 1868; Germany
Length: 25 Minutes 09 Secs.
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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