Max Bruch

Biography

Born: 1838   Died: 1920   Country: Germany   Period: Romantic
While the music of Max Bruch generally strikes listeners as beautiful, imaginative, and high-minded, critics have tended to relegate him to the status of a minor master. Bruch started composing as a child, displaying an extraordinary musical talent which was recognized as such by Ignaz Moscheles. In 1852, he wrote a symphony and a string quartet, the latter work bringing him a scholarship from the Frankfurt-based Mozart foundation, which enabled Read more him to study with Ferdinand Breunung, Ferdinand Hiller, and Carl Reinecke. In 1858, having embarked on a teaching career in Cologne, he produced his first opera, Scherz, List und Rache. He visited several important German cultural centers between 1861 and 1862. From 1862 to 1864, Bruch lived in Mannheim, where he wrote his cantata, Frithjof, which audiences received with great enthusiasm. In addition, Bruch's opera Loreley was produced in 1863. After leaving his Mannheim post, Bruch visited Paris and Brussels, eventually accepting the position of music director in Koblenz in 1865. In 1867, Bruch became Court Kapellmeister in Sonderhausen, remaining at that post until 1870. That year, Bruch moved to Berlin, where his third opera, Hermione, was produced in 1872. Between 1873 and 1878, Bruch, enjoying his reputation as an eminent German composer, worked independently in Bonn. In 1881, however, he resumed his career as a conductor, succeeding Julius Benedict as conductor of the Liverpool Philharmonic Society in England, but he did not get along with the players, who had rather lax standards. In 1883 Bruch left Liverpool and became director of the Breslau (now Wroclaw, Poland) Orchesterverein, where he stayed through the end of the season in 1890.

That autumn, Bruch took up an appointment as professor of composition at the Berlin Hochschule für Musik, working there until his retirement in 1910 and retaining his rank as a professor there until his death in 1920.

During his lifetime he had a reputation as destined to become one of music's great composers. Bruch's best-known work is without doubt his passionately romantic Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor (1868), a major item in the standard violin repertoire. His next most often played work is the single-movement work for cello and orchestra, Kol Nidrei. This lovely composition is representative of his interest in setting melodic material originating from other ethnic groups; he wrote works on Russian, Swedish, Scottish, and Celtic melodies as well. These other works, and his symphonies, have not worn well and are rarities, sometimes revived in the concert hall and on records and on those occasions usually favorably surprising the audience for their beauty and fine workmanship. Read less
Bruch: Violin Concerto, Scottish Fantasy / Horigome, Simonov
Release Date: 11/09/2010   Label: Royal Philharmonic Masterworks  
Catalog: 28790   Number of Discs: 1
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Work: Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26

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  • 101.
    Carl Schuricht-collection - Bruch, Goetz, Grieg, Volkmann
    Label: Hänssler Classic   Catalog: 93149 Release Date: 08/01/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Robert Volkmann,  Hermann Goetz,  Max Bruch,  Edvard Grieg
    Performer:  Roman Schimmer,  Hansheinz Schneeberger
    Conductor:  Carl Schuricht
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
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  • 102.
    Bruch, Tchaikovsky: Violin Concertos / Frank Peter Zimmermann
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 93129 Release Date: 07/05/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Max Bruch
    Performer:  Frank Peter Zimmermann
    Conductor:  Manfred Honeck,  Paavo Berglund
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra,  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 103.
    Mischa Elman - Complete Decca Recordings Vol 1
    Label: Testament   Catalog: 1343 Release Date: 05/11/2004   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Werner Josten,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Tommaso Antonio Vitali  ... 
    Performer:  Mischa Elman,  Joe Seiger
    Conductor:  Josef Krips,  Sir Georg Solti,  Sir Adrian Boult,  Anatole Fistoulari
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Symphony Orchestra,  London Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 104.
    Brahms, Bruch: Violin Concertos / Zukerman, Mehta, Etc
    Label: Rca 24/96 Sound Dimension   Catalog: 55268 Release Date: 01/13/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms,  Max Bruch
    Performer:  Pinchas Zukerman
    Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra,  London Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 105.
    Yehudi Menuhin - The Violinist
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 85562 Release Date: 11/04/2003   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Sir William Walton,  Carl Nielsen,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Johann Sebastian Bach  ... 
    Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin,  Gioconda de Vito,  Robert Masters,  Derek Simpson  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir William Walton,  Mogens Wöldike,  Yehudi Menuhin,  Anthony Bernard  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Menuhin Festival Orchestra  ... 
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  • 106.
    Bruch: Violin Concerto, Concerto For 2 Pianos, Etc / Ricci
    Label: Vox Allegretto   Catalog: ACD 8169 Release Date: 09/01/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Max Bruch
    Performer:  Ruggiero Ricci,  David Hagan,  Martin Berkofsky
    Conductor:  Matthias Kuntsch,  Lutz Herbig
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bochum Symphony Orchestra,  Berlin Symphony Orchestra
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  • 107.
    Brahms, Bruch: Violin Concertos, Etc / Ayla Erduran, Et Al
    Label: Gall (Formerly Gallo)   Catalog: 1087 Release Date: 08/26/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Max Bruch,  Johannes Brahms
    Performer:  Ayla Erduran,  Paulette Zanlongi
    Conductor:  Armin Jordan,  Richard Beck
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra
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  • 108.
    Mendelssohn & Bruch: Violin Concertos / Midori, Et Al
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 87740 Release Date: 08/26/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn,  Max Bruch
    Performer:  Midori
    Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 109.
    Zino Francescatti In Performance - Tchaikovsky, Bruch, Et Al
    Label: Music & Arts Programs Of America   Catalog: 1118 Release Date: 04/29/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Max Bruch,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Performer:  Zino Francescatti
    Conductor:  Charles Munch,  Frank Black,  Artur Rodzinski
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF Philharmonic Orchestra,  NBC Symphony Orchestra,  Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
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  • 110.
    Label: Supraphon   Catalog: 3663 Release Date: 09/24/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn,  Alban Berg,  Max Bruch
    Performer:  Josef Suk
    Conductor:  Karel Ancerl
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  • 111.
    Bruch: Concerto No 1, Scottish Fantasy / Aaron Rosand, Et Al
    Label: Vox Classics   Catalog: 7906 Release Date: 02/19/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Max Bruch
    Performer:  Aaron Rosand
    Conductor:  Christoph Wyneken
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  North German Radio Symphony Orchestra Hannover
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  • 112.
    Legendary Treasures - Nathan Milstein Collection Vol 1
    Label: Doremi Records   Catalog: 7752 Release Date: 11/13/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Max Bruch,  Johannes Brahms,  Henri Wieniawski,  Niccolò Paganini  ... 
    Performer:  Nathan Milstein,  Valentin Pavlovsky,  Artur Balsam
    Conductor:  Artur Rodzinski
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
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  • 113.
    Dvorak: Violin Concerto
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 463651 Release Date: 06/25/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alexander Glazunov,  Max Bruch,  Antonín Dvorák
    Performer:  Erica Morini,  Johanna Martzy
    Conductor:  Ferenc Fricsay
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Berlin RIAS Symphony Orchestra
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  • 114.
    The Monet Collection - Music For Reading
    Label: Lifestyles   Catalog: 315019 Release Date: 06/05/2001   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel,  Felix Mendelssohn,  Max Bruch,  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performer:  Timur Gorkovenko,  Rafael Khismatulin,  Igor Uryash,  Sergei Slovachevsky
    Conductor:  Stanislav Gorkovenko
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian Radio/TV Orchestra of St. Petersburg
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  • 115.
    Mendelssohn, Bruch: Violin Concertos / Mutter, Karajan
    Label: Dg The Originals   Catalog: 463641 Release Date: 05/08/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Max Bruch,  Felix Mendelssohn
    Performer:  Anne-Sophie Mutter
    Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 116.
    Mendelssohn, Bruch, Prokofiev: Concertos / Nathan Milstein
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 66551 Release Date: 10/30/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn,  Max Bruch,  Sergei Prokofiev
    Performer:  Nathan Milstein
    Conductor:  William Steinberg,  Vladimir Golschmann
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra,  St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
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  • 117.
    Debut - Bruch, Bloch, Et Al: Works For Violin / Shapira
    Label: Emi Classics Special Import   Catalog: 73501 Release Date: 10/10/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Kenji Bunch,  Pablo de Sarasate,  Ernest Bloch,  Max Bruch
    Performer:  Ittai Shapira
    Conductor:  Charles Hazlewood
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
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  • 118.
    Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto/Bruch: Violin Concerto No.1
    Label: Eloquence   Catalog: 4681282 Release Date: 09/04/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn,  Max Bruch
    Performer:  Salvatore Accardo
    Conductor:  Charles Dutoit,  Kurt Masur
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
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  • 119.
    Label: Music & Arts Programs Of America   Catalog: 4780 Release Date: 08/22/2000   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Richard Wagner,  Max Bruch,  Franz Schubert,  Johannes Brahms  ... 
    Performer:  Guila Bustabo,  Gaspar Cassadó,  Herman Krebbers,  Walter Gieseking  ... 
    Conductor:  Willem Mengelberg
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
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  • 120.
    Brahms: Violin Concerto;  Bruch: Violin Concerto No 1 / Oleg
    Label: Denon Records   Catalog: 79944 Release Date: 11/29/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms,  Max Bruch
    Performer:  Raphaël Oleg
    Conductor:  Libor Pesek
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 121.
    Mendelssohn, Bruch: Violin Concertos / Chung, Dutoit, Kempe
    Label: London/Decca Legends   Catalog: 460976 Release Date: 08/10/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Max Bruch,  Felix Mendelssohn
    Performer:  Kyung-Wha Chung
    Conductor:  Rudolf Kempe,  Charles Dutoit
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
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  • 122.
    Legendary Treasures - Nathan Milstein Collection Vol 1
    Label: Doremi Records   Catalog: 7706 Release Date: 04/20/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov,  Robert Schumann,  Jules Massenet,  Antonio Vivaldi  ... 
    Performer:  Artur Balsam,  Nathan Milstein,  Valentin Pavlovsky
    Conductor:  Artur Rodzinski
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
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  • 123.
    Mendelssohn, Bruch: Violin Concertos / Menuhin
    Label: Emi Great Recordings Of The Century   Catalog: 66958 Release Date: 03/09/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Max Bruch,  Felix Mendelssohn
    Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin
    Conductor:  Walter Susskind,  Efrem Kurtz
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
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  • 124.
    Classics Exposed - Romantic Violin Concertos
    Label: Denon Records   Catalog: 17029 Release Date: 02/23/1999   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Felix Mendelssohn,  Johannes Brahms,  Max Bruch
    Performer:  Jean-Jacques Kantorow,  Raphaël Oleg,  Boris Belkin
    Conductor:  Bryden Thomson,  Antoni Ros Marbà,  Libor Pesek,  Jun'ichi Hirokami
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Netherlands Chamber Orchestra,  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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  • 125.
    Mendelssohn, Bruch: Violin Concertos / Mcduffie, Swensen
    Label: Telarc   Catalog: 80507 Release Date: 01/26/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Max Bruch,  Felix Mendelssohn
    Performer:  Robert McDuffie
    Conductor:  Joseph Swensen
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra
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