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Bruch: Concerto for 2 Pianos & Orchestra; Suite on Russian Themes

By Mona Bard

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By Mona Bard, Rica Bard, and Staatskapelle Halle. By Max Bruch (1838-1920). Classical, Romantic Era. Classical. CD. Capriccio #C5420. Published by Capriccio (NX.C5420).

Item Number: NX.C5420

Conducted by Ariane Matiakh.

250 years ago the composer Max Bruch died. His remarkably long life of 82 years covered a period in contemporary history that was determined by scientific progress and comprehensive industrialization, developments that also found expression in art. Shortly after the turn of the century the scandals concerning the compositions by Igor Stravinsky and Arnold Schoenberg were already rocking the musical world, however, Bruch met the tide of events as stoically as a rock: conservative, patriotic and above all unconditionally beholden to Romanticism in music. The present program was recorded during a Max Bruch Jubilee Concert in Halle and focused besides the famous Suite on Russian Themes also on the rarely performed Concerto for 2 pianos and orchestra.

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