Max Bruch‘s Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor Op. 26 premiered on this day in 1868 – 148 years ago.
The first performance was given by Hungarian virtuoso Joseph Joachim in Bremem, Germany – conducted by Karl Martin Rheinthaler.
‘The Bruch’ is one of the most frequently performed and recorded works in the entire classical music repertoire.
JASCHA HEIFETZ | BRUCH | VIOLIN CONCERTO NO.1 | SIR MALCOM SARGENT & THE NEW SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF LONDON
NICOLA BENEDETTI | BRUCH | VIOLIN CONCERTO NO.1 | JIRI BELOHLAVEK & BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA | 2012