HN708

Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26

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  • Composer: Max Bruch
  • Editor: Michael Kube
  • Fingering: Kurt Guntner
  • Piano reduction: Johannes Umbreit
  • Instrumentation (this edition): Piano Reduction, Violin
  • Originally for: Violin, Orchestra
  • ISMN: 979-020180708-9
  • Size: 9.3 x 12.2 inches
  • Pages: 68
  • Urtext / Critical Edition

Description

It made its creator world-famous and added a towering masterpiece to the standard repertoire: Max Bruch's First Violin Concerto in G Minor. Bruch himself was not always overjoyed at his work's popularity: "I can't listen to this concerto anymore," he once complained to his publisher Simrock, "do you suppose I've only written one concerto?" By now the Bruch Concerto has found a permanent place in the world's concert halls. Henle's edition provides not only a razor-sharp urtext for the solo part, but a preface that alone is worth the price of the volume: who could have guessed that the concerto went through a convoluted genesis with multi-layered revisions, and that some of the changes go back to the famous violinist Joseph Joachim?