Bruch, Max

Max Bruch was a German Romantic composer and conductor. He was sometimes referred to as the "one-work composer" because his G-minor violin concerto is highly popular, yet his other compositions are rarely performed. For several years, Bruch taught and performed music in an orchestra and later became a composer, conductor, and teacher. Bruch was born into a musical family in Cologne. He gained his early music learning from his mother, who was a renowned singer. Bruch spent his education in Bonn and wrote more than 70 pieces of music between the age of 9 and 14. For many years, he taught and performed music as a concertmaster in an orchestra and then settled down to a life of composing, conducting, and occasionally teaching. The Scottish Fantasia for violin and orchestra is a minor pendant to Bruch's Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor, Op 26, which is by far the most well-known of all his compositions. The cello concerto Kol nidrei, focused on Hebrew themes, is a significant work in the cello repertoire, and it is only one illustration of Bruch's successful usage of foreign themes.

Cello Compositions of Max Bruch | Animato Strings


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