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Max Christian Friedrich Bruch

Max Bruch

(1838 - 1920)

Max Christian Friedrich Bruch (January 6, 1838 - 2 October 1920), also known as Max Karl August Bruch, was a German Romantic composer and conductor who wrote over 200 works, including three violin concertos, the first of which is a staple of the violin repertoire.

Recommended Recordings

Core Repertoire - Start Here! Concerto #1 for Violin, Op. 26

Sony 66830
Concerto #1 with Wieniawski/Sony 66830
Isaac Stern (violin), Eugene Ormandy/Philadephia Orchestra

Concerto #1 with Mendelssohn/Deutsche Grammophon 463641-2
Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin), Herbert von Karajan/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Concerto #1; Scottish Fantasy with Vieuxtemps/RCA Living Stereo Hybrid SACD 82876-71622-2
Jascha Heifetz (violin), Malcolm Sargent/New Symphony Orchestra of London

RCA Living Stereo SACD 82876-71622-2
Concerto #1 with Mendelssohn/Deutsche Grammophon 427656-2
Gil Shaham (violin), Giuseppe Sinopoli/Philharmonia Orchestra

Concerto #1; Scottish Fantasy Op. 46, Romance Op. 42/Vox Classics VXP7906
Aaron Rosand (violin), Christoph Wyneken/North German Radio Symphony Orchestra Hannover

Concerto #1 with Beethoven/Pentatone Hybrid SACD PTC5186120
Arthur Grumiaux (violin), Heinz Wallberg/Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam
Pentatone SACD PTC5186120

Concertos #1-3; Works for Violin & Orchestra/Philips Duo 462167-2
Salvatore Accardo (violin), Kurt Mazur/Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

"Kol Nidrei" for Cello & Orchestra, Op. 47

Living Presence Hybrid SACD 475660-8
"Kol Nidrei"w/ Dvořák & Tchaikovsky/Mercury Living Presence 432001-2 or Hybrid SACD 475660-8
János Starker (cello), Antál Doráti/London Symphony Orchestra
"Kol Nidrei" with Dvořák & Bloch or Saint-Saëns, Lalo & Bloch/Deutsche Grammophon 429155-2 or 457761-2
Pierre Fournier (cello), Jean Martinon/Lamoureux Orchestra, Paris
"Kol Nidrei" with Elgar & Dvořák/EMI 62953 or 63498
Pablo Casals (cello), Landon Ronald/London Symphony Orchestra
Deutsche Grammophon 429155-2
"Kol Nidrei" with Tchaikovsky & Saint-Saëns/Channel Classics 16598 or Hybrid SACD 16501
Pieter Wispelwey (cello), Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen/Daniel Sepec
"Kol Nidrei" with Brahms/EMI CDC557293-2
Jacqueline Du Pré (cello), Daniel Barenboim/Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

Symphonies (1-3)

Philips Duo 462164-2
Symphonies #1-3; Orchestral Music/Philips Duo 462164-2
Kurt Mazur/Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Symphonies #1-3/EMI Classics CDS555046-2 or CZS575157-2
James Conlon/Cologne Gürzenich Orchestra
Symphony #3; Violin Concerto #3/Chandos CHAN9738
Richard Hickox/London Symphony Orchestra
Symphony #3; Suite on Russian Folk Melodies Op. 79b/Naxos 8.555985
Manfred Honeck/Hungarian State Symphony Orchestra