On this day,
January 6, 1838
German Romantic composer, teacher, and conductor
in Cologne, Prussia
Bruch wrote more than 200 works, including three violin concertos. His first Violin Concerto in G minor, Op. 26 (one of my favorite of his – click on the link to listen) is one of the most popular Romantic violin concertos.
His conservatively structured works, in the German romantic musical tradition, placed him in the camp of Romantic classicism exemplified by Johannes Brahms, rather than the opposing “New Music” of Franz Liszt and Richard Wagner. In his time, he was known primarily as a choral composer.
❝The violin can sing a melody better than the piano can, and melody is the soul of music”. More from Tchaikovsky…………on Mozart: “Mozart is the highest, the culminating point that beauty has attained in the sphere of music.” “Mozart is the musical Christ.❞
We listen to
Salvatore Accardo, violin
Parnitha clouds, one December
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spent some time looking at your amazing website Marina and your digital art…so beautiful…all of it so many layers ~ happy weekending ~ hugs hedy ☺️🤗💫
Ah, thank you so much for taking the time, my dearest Hedy!!!
A great weekend to you too!!!!!
Many hugs and smiles 🤗❤️😘
As a teenager I discovered Bruch’s “Scottish Fantasy” and “Violin Concerto,” both of which I still love. I think of Bruch more in the tradition of Mendelssohn than Brahms, though both make sense to me.
His 1st violin concerto was my first as a kid. It was many years later that I listened to more. I get what you’re saying. 🙏
Thank you for this feature – listening as I write. To be honest I never took to violin concertos till I heard Bruch. Lovely skies – he must be looking down!
Most likely! The first work I ever heard of his was the first violin concerto, which was inspiring for painting! 😉 So glad you enjoyed it!
Ah, this is wonderful, Marina! Thank you for Max Bruch. 🙂
Thank YOU! I’m very glad you enjoyed this too! 🙏 🎶
Hmm, video doesn’t show up on page, but I found the same one by searching. They must have turned off being able to embed it.
Thank you for letting me know! I edited it… I hope it shows now (they allow sharing and embeds).
Odd, it still says “unavailable” for me. This is the one that I went to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kHzX-Ivpyk
Ah, thank you! I just added it too! 😉
That one shows up 🙂 I know some videos are regional, but it would seem odd for that to be regional. Oh well, people have a choice now.
Yes they do and some of us are fortunate to have good friends who help! 😉 Thanks again!!! 🙏
You are welcome 🙂 Glad I could help.