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Sat, 02 Sep 2006

Bruch, Violin Concerto

Max Bruch, Violin Concerto No. 1
Konzertstuck, Op.84
Romance, Op.42
Maxim Fedotov
Russian Philharmonic Orchestra
Dmitri Yablonski
LP, Naxox

Once rivalling Brahms in fame, Bruch became famous for his violin compositions and was at height of his powers in the late 19th century. He worked in Koblenz, Sonderhausen, Berlin, and Bonn, after being born in Cologne. He died in Berlin in 1920.

This is the sort of music that classical music FM stations love to program. It is rich and velvety with long melodic lines and a certain sort of sadness that many people love.

Maxim Fedotov plays in a very Romantic sort of way as well which suits quite admirably but does make one wonder how much vibrato is the "right" amount. (Baron K)

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