Max Bruch (1838-1920)
Édouard Lalo (1823-1892)
Pinchas Zukerman, Violin
Zubin Mehta, Conductor
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Recorded Los Angeles, 1977
Even though he wrote over 200 works in his lifetime, there is only one reason we know the name Max Bruch today – his Violin Concerto in G Mino, Opus 26 – and for good reason, it is an f-ing masterpiece and this recording is glorious. And I’ll take an extra sentence for Edouard Lalo and his Symphonie Espagnole… my God, iconic, brilliant, love it – another reason we know him today as well.
ORIGINAL LINER NOTES
No liner notes for this recording (it’s a CBS Masterworks recording from the vault and digitally remastered in the early 1990s) but here are some pics – and be sure to watch the performance videos further below.
Max Bruch (1838-1920) – Violin Concerto in G Minor, Opus 26
- I. Vorspiel – Allegro moderato / II. Adagio – 17:28
- III. Finale – Allegro energico – 7:04
Édouard Lalo (1823-1892) – Symphonie Espagnole
- I. Allegro non troppo – 7:47
- II. Scherzando – 4:17
- III. Allegro molto – 6:13
- IV. Andante – 6:46
- V. Rondo – Allegro – 7:01
This is just a great recording from the CBS Masterworks vault. Pinchas Zukerman has never sounded better and the LA Philharmonic and Zubin Mehta makes this a classic disc that I love revisiting every couple of years.