Max Bruch's sumptuous Romantic masterpiece has remained an audience favorite since it was published in 1868. Its dedicatee, the great violinist Joseph Joachim, had considerable input and, as in the Brahms concerto, his contributions add to its unstoppable lustre. In typical three-movement form, it is a spectacularly lush concerto of the highest order and its intoxicating spell usually takes a firm grip on even the most jaded cynics. Guaranteed to please both player and audience!
Contains a printed score and online audio featuring demonstration and backing tracks so you can play the lead with the orchestra. The audio is accessed online using the unique code inside each book and can be streamed or downloaded. The audio files include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right.
Performed by Geoffrey Applegate, violin
Accompaniment: Stuttgart Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Emil Kahn