Posted: Friday | 10.14.11
Music of Max BRUCH (1838-1920)
• Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor Op.26 (1864-68)
• Romance in F Op.85 (1911)
Performed by the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Andrew Litton
Also on the same CD, you can hear the following:
• String Quintet in A minor Op. posth. (1918)
Performed by: Vadim Gluzman (violin); Sandis Šteinbergs (violin); Maxim Rysanov (viola); Ilze Klava (viola); Reinis Birznieks (cello)
Vadim Gluzman, with strong support from Andrew Litton and his Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, plays this music superbly. There is a lot of musical detail, subtle, sometimes rightly unsubtle nuance and robust energy in the playing, as well as lingering lyricism. Gluzman shows us excellent double-stops in the finale, and rushing to a headlong conclusion which will leave the listener breathless.
In the Bruch quintet, the first violin is the virtuoso while its four colleagues (including a second viola) take on a comparatively subsidiary role. Needless to say Gluzman rises to the occasion if not beyond.
Here is the Brahms Violin Concerto, with Vadim Gluzman as violin soloist
And here is Vadim Repin in the Symphonie espagnole by Lalo (second movement)
Tags: Vadim Gluzman, violin, Max Bruch, concerto, Quintet