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Bruch: Complete Violin Concertos / Scottish Fantasy

Max Bruch , Karl Masur , Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra , Salvatore Accardo Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

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Disc 1:

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Bruch: Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.26 - 1. Vorspiel (Allegro moderato)Kurt Masur 8:40Album Only
listen  2. Bruch: Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.26 - 2. AdagioKurt Masur 8:38Album Only
listen  3. Bruch: Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.26 - 3. Finale (Allegro energico)Kurt Masur 7:10Album Only
listen  4. Bruch: Violin Concerto No.2 in D minor, Op.44 - 1. Adagio non troppoKurt Masur12:28Album Only
listen  5. Bruch: Violin Concerto No.2 in D minor, Op.44 - 2. Recit. (Allegro moderato - Allegro - Andante sostenuto)Kurt Masur 4:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Bruch: Violin Concerto No.2 in D minor, Op.44 - 3. Finale (Allegro molto)Kurt Masur 9:10Album Only
listen  7. Bruch: Serenade for Violin and Orchestra, Op.75 - 1. Andante con motoKurt Masur 9:25Album Only
listen  8. Bruch: Serenade for Violin and Orchestra, Op.75 - 2. Allegro moderato, alla marciaKurt Masur 9:21Album Only
listen  9. Bruch: Serenade for Violin and Orchestra, Op.75 - 3. NotturnoKurt Masur 9:40Album Only


Disc 2:

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Bruch: Serenade for Violin and Orchestra, Op.75 - 4. Allegro energico e vivaceKurt Masur 9:13Album Only
listen  2. Bruch: Violin Concerto No.3 in D minor, Op.58 - 1. Allegro energicoKurt Masur18:11Album Only
listen  3. Bruch: Violin Concerto No.3 in D minor, Op.58 - 2. AdagioKurt Masur10:39Album Only
listen  4. Bruch: Violin Concerto No.3 in D minor, Op.58 - 3. Finale (Allegro molto)Kurt Masur 8:56Album Only
listen  5. Bruch: Scottish Fantasy, Op.46 - Einleitung (Grave)Kurt Masur 4:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Bruch: Scottish Fantasy, Op.46 - 1. Adagio cantabileKurt Masur 4:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Bruch: Scottish Fantasy, Op.46 - 2a. Scherzo (Allegro)Kurt Masur 5:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Bruch: Scottish Fantasy, Op.46 - 2b. AdagioKurt Masur0:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Bruch: Scottish Fantasy, Op.46 - 3. Andante sostenutoKurt Masur 6:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Bruch: Scottish Fantasy, Op.46 - 4. Finale (Allegro guerriero)Kurt Masur 9:51Album Only


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Product Details

  • Performer: Salvatore Accardo
  • Orchestra: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
  • Conductor: Karl Masur
  • Composer: Max Bruch
  • Audio CD (March 17, 1998)
  • SPARS Code: ADD
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Philips
  • ASIN: B0000069CT
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,552 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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80 of 82 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beauty Violinified January 14, 2000
By Nick
Format:Audio CD
It may well be that you've heard the adagio from Bruch's second concerto and thought it to be a wonderfully romantic piece, and you would be right. However it is, as far as Max Bruch's music is concerned, just the beginning. The adagio appassionata has a beautiful melody that will stay in your head all day. The wonderful solo part is backed by a strong and emotional performance from the orchestra and the piece is allowed to open at just the right pace. The romance,also on the second cd, continues the melodic trends that make Bruch one of the more under appreciated composers available. His love for the romantic melodies that make his music so beautiful is often seen by critics as a lack of complexity in the pieces but must, by genuine music lovers, be seen as something for which we should be grateful. In memorandum is yet another piece to testify to this. Both the virtually unknown concertos are also superb successes-very tuneful and cause the kind of stirring often felt when listening to Beethoven. This set should be in everybodies collection, for it takes a hard soul not to enjoy them. If, like me you enjoy a moment alone with your thoughts, to close you're eyes and wonder wistfully at the pleasures of life, then this cd will warm your heart.
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46 of 46 people found the following review helpful
By Scott68
Format:Audio CD
This cd was chosen for the GROSSLY overlooked Concerto No 3, I couldn't believe this piece is not played more often!
Do you wish you could find a new and fresh concerto and are sick of listening to or playing the standard ones over and over? Well this is the CD you want for sure then! Bruch was like most composers: a hopeless romantic. There are so many pieces of unquestionable power and beauty he has written. All of the concertos by Bruch are soothing and relaxing and make for a perfect atmosphere of beauty and romance.
It is well known about Mr. Accardo's collection of great violins and his ability to change from a Strad to a Guarneri. Here he presents an unbelievable display of awesome tone from his violin, a lot better than the other recordings I have heard by him. His vibrato is lush and phrasing is wonderful here.
Many people put Accardo's abilities down, based on his performances of Paganini or Haydn concertos. While I do not fully recommend those recordings, if you have been biased by his other recordings, you will be surprised at the beauty of this CD. I submit that the recording of Concerto 3 here is completely essential and necessary.
While the Concerto 1 is played very well here, I recommend Kyung Wha Chung's live recording paired with the Beethoven. For the Scottish Fantasy, check out Rabin and Heifetz. Make sure to check out the Bruch Double Concerto too, totally awesome music with warmth and power!
To all professional violin players out there: please consider putting the Bruch Concerto 3 in your repertoire, it is awesome!
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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic December 31, 2002
Format:Audio CD
I'm happy buying the CD's from Accardo, only see Accardo in the CD-Case and you know, something good is inside there. Now talking about this particular CD, is amazing the Max Bruch work. Accardo playing incredible the third concert, a beautiful concert, like the other reviewers I agree, that this concert must be included in the violinist repertoire. Why always the #1 Concert of Bruch, Why always the Wieniawski #2, if those composers has other big master works. Now the technich of the violinist like the the materials of his strings, help so much to perform this works. A Bravo for Mr. Accardo in the release of this work. Accardo is a big master of the violin, and always you could associate with Paganini works, but is incredible listen him in other master works, like Bruch, Wieniawski, etc. I hope that he include in his futures CD's unknown concerts for the public in general like Fiorillo, Rode, Viotti, etc.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Complete Violin Concertos of Max Bruch. December 18, 2003
Format:Audio CD
This is an excellent compilation, which includes, of course, the famous 1st Violin Concerto, admirably played by orchestra (Kurt Masur conducting) and violinist Salvatore Accardo.
This is a double-disc, and while that 1st concerto can be found on disc 1 (accompanied by the 2nd concerto and Serenade for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 75), disc 2 contains some real surprises (for me, at least): Serenade For Violin and Orchestra, Op. 75 (concl.) and the 3rd Violin Concerto.
Other reviewers spoke about the 3rd here, and after giving it ample attention I must say in my very humble opinion that it bears the signs of a possible classic; certainly the first movement is great.
That 'mystery' 3rd concerto was for me the reason to buy it, and I hope you'll enjoy it, too. As for the sound ... I think it's fine, not at all shrill to my ears; but that's just me, maybe.
Last of all, this CD contains the Scottish Fantasy, Op. 46. Quite a lot of material, while the price is about right ...
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best of the Romantic Era January 25, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Having discovered Max Bruch's works much later than those of Mozart, Beethowen, Bach, Haydn, Schubert or Tchaikovsky, I feel that he is one of the most underrated or underappreciated composers. While he may not be right up there with the titans, his violin concertos are a pure delight to the ear, although Mendelssohn's influence is quite obvious. Personally I prefer the first concerto, op 26, which took him 9 years to write. It was dedicated to the great hungarian violinist Joseph Joachim, who apparently, along with Willy Hess, helped the author during the final revisions of the concerto. I read somewhere that Hess performed himself the premières of many of Max Bruch's works, and later Bruch would compose the concert piece for violin and orchestra op 84 especially for Hess.

Max Bruch may not be one of the most productive composers ever, but his first violin concerto and especially "Kol Nidrei" are a pure delight to the ear.

If you have a real passion for classical music and, like me recently, you are just discovering Max Bruch's music, chances are that his themes will stay in your head for quite a while. What a brilliant composer!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Divine!
Beautiful playing and recording of lush, Romantic violin concertos
Published 2 months ago by Peter E. Grosett
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended
Beautiful music! I can't stop listening. This is a great CD for anyone who loves violin concertos. I would highly recommend this to anyone for a gift or for yourself!
Published 2 months ago by Tina Jo
5.0 out of 5 stars all you could ask for
If you like Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto, you'll like this Philips Duo. Accardo plays the music with feeling, but without gilding the lily, and Masur and the Leipzig Orchestra... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Stanley Crowe
3.0 out of 5 stars Bruch: Complete Violin Concertos/ Scottish Fantasy
Once again not a very satisfactory sound although I love Bruch Violin concertos but the recording was poor.
An I am sorry it was the Bach that had the cracked case
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Best ever.
This CD touches all the senses. The lush recordings are just the ticket to put me at ease and escape into the music. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Joanne
5.0 out of 5 stars More Treasures from Max Bruch
Known almost entirely for his violin concertos, Bruch's concerto for two pianos and orchestra (in four movements) shouldn't be overlooked. Read more
Published 5 months ago by T. Kuch
5.0 out of 5 stars Bruch: violin concertos
Beautiful music. Heard it on the radio one day and came home and ordered it immediately. Nothing to dislike about any of the pieces.
Published 5 months ago by Love2Teach
5.0 out of 5 stars Well Worth the Investment
With my Bose headset, I can literally listen to this entire collection repetitively, for hours, on my Kindle Fire. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Kathleen A Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice collection of major Bruch violin works
As always, Masur does very nice work on Bruch with the Gewandhaus, and Accardo is his usual very good soloist. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Jeff Chan
4.0 out of 5 stars was expecting complete movements
what was there was great. But I was expecting the full movement. Next time I order I will know.
This was my first CD ordered on-line.
Published 13 months ago by Linda Mandy
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