Violinist Vadim Gluzman

Vadim Gluzman plays Bruch


  • Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Litton

  • Romance for viola & orchestra/piano, Op. 85

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Litton

  • String Quintet (1918)

with Sandis Šteinbergs (violin), Maxim Rysanov (viola);                   Ilze  Klava (viola) & Reinis Birznieks (cello)

CD Release date: 26th April 2011

Following his recordings of the concertos by Tchaikovsky, Barber and Korngold, violinist Vadim Gluzman performs an important piece of the violin repertoire: Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto No.1.

Throughout his life, Max Bruch remained true to the musical ideals of his early years, formed by the influence of Mendelssohn, Schumann and other classical composers. His Violin Concerto No. 1 was a big success from its first performance in 1868, and soon won over audiences both in Germany and abroad.

On this new CD, Vadim Gluzman also performs the Romance in F major, Op.85, originally composed by Bruch for viola and orchestra. The composer also made an arrangement for violin and piano, and it is this violin part which Gluzman performs with the original orchestral score.

The final work on this recording is the String Quintet in A minor in which Gluzman is joined by four additional string players: Sandis Šteinbergs, Maxim Rysanov, Ilze Klava and Reinis Birznieks. Composed in 1918, the energy, passion, and playful humor of the quintet stands out as a fine piece of chamber music.

Here is Vadim Gluzman, performing the Brahms concerto:

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