Max Bruch

Max Bruch Music Recordings and Sheet Music

  • Born
    6th January 1838
  • Died
    2nd October 1920
  • Birthplace
    Cologne, Germany

Max Bruch, also known as Max Karl August Bruch, was a German Romantic composer and conductor who wrote over 200 works, including three violin concertos, the first of which has become a staple of the violin repertoire. His conservatively structured works, in the German romantic musical tradition, placed him in the camp of Romantic classicism exemplified by Johannes Brahms, rather than the opposing "New Music" of Franz Liszt and Richard Wagner. In his time, he was known primarily as a choral composer. His Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26 (1866) is one of the most popular Romantic violin concertos. It uses several techniques from Felix Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor.

Title Form Instrument Ratings
Das Lied von der Glocke, Op.45 Cantata Voice(s) and Orchestra
Die Macht des Gesanges, Op.87 Cantata Voice(s) and Orchestra
Frithjof, Op.23 Cantata Voice(s) and Orchestra
Canzone, Op.55 Canzona Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Wiegenlied der Hirten Chorale Choir
Concerto for 2 Pianos, Op.88a Concerto Piano
Double Concerto in E minor, Op.88 Concerto Orchestra
Kol Nidrei, Op. 47 Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Kol Nidrei, piano & cello arr. Op. 47 Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Romanze for Viola and Orchestra, Op.85 Concerto Piano
Violin Concerto No.1, Op.26 Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Violin Concerto No.2, Op.44 Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Violin Concerto No.3, Op.58 Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Fantaisie for 2 Pianos, Op.11 Fantasy Piano 4 hands
Scottish Fantasy, Op.46 Fantasy Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
In Memoriam, Op.65 Funeral Music Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Die Loreley, Op.16 Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Achilleus, Op.50 Oratorio Choir and Orchestra
Arminius, Op.43 Oratorio Voice(s) and Orchestra
Das Feuerkreuz, Op.52 Oratorio Voice(s) and Orchestra