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Label:
  BIS - http://www.bis.se/
Serial:
  BIS-SACD-1852
Title:
  Bruch: Violin Concerto - Gluzman, Litton
Description:
  Max Bruch: Concerto No. 1 in G minor for Violin and Orchestra Op. 26, Romance in F major Op.85 (orig. for viola and orchestra), String Quintet in A minor Op posth.

Vadim Gluzman (violin)
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Andrew Litton (conductor)
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Genre:
  Classical
Content:
  Stereo/Multichannel
Media:
  Hybrid
Recording type:
  PCM
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Site review by Geohominid May 25, 2011
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Review by JJ June 11, 2011 (7 of 8 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:    
Without a doubt, here is one the greatest recordings of the past ten years. Devoted to the German composer Max Bruch (1838-1920), it proposes the very famous Concerto for Violin and Orchestra N°1 in G minor Op.26, which one often hears coupled with that of Mendelssohn, the Romance Op.85 and the String Quintet Op. Posthumous dating from 1918, and which is a real revelation. Max Bruch “was above all influenced by Brahms, and didn’t hesitate to find his inspiration in folklore – Scottish, Gallic, German – without overcoming an academism that masked, in the ears of his contemporaries, the generosity of his style, which often took on post-romantic accents.” (François-René Tranchefort. Fayard). The major asset of this SACD, whose sound recording is also remarkable, is obviously the violinist Vadim Gluzman, whose playing is both passionate and subtle, and who offers unequaled finesse in his phrasing. The perfect osmosis with the inspired direction of Andrew Litton is a cause for enthusiasm as rarely before, and emotion is present from beginning to end thanks to this perfect balance. The String Quintet, played here with Maxim Rysanov on the viola, Sandis Steinberg on second violin, Ilze Klava on the second viola, and Reinis Birznieks on the cello, remains a deeply romantic page on which Johannes Brahms’s shadow hovers. Here then is a truly great disc of inexhaustible interpretative wealth.

Jean-Jacques Millo
Translation Lawrence Schulman

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Works: 3  

Max Bruch - Romance in F major, Op. 85
Max Bruch - String Quintet in A minor, Op posth.
Max Bruch - Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26