Bruch – Violin Concerto; Lalo – Symphonie Espagnole

Max Bruch (1838-1920)

Violin Concerto in G Minor, Opus 26

Édouard Lalo (1823-1892)

Symphonie Espagnole in D Minor, Opus 21


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.


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
Max Bruch
Edouard Lalo
Pnchas Zukerman
Pinchas Zukerman
Zubin Mehta


Max Bruch (1838-1920) – Violin Concerto in G Minor, Opus 26

  1. I. Vorspiel – Allegro moderato / II. Adagio – 17:28
  2. III. Finale – Allegro energico – 7:04

Édouard Lalo (1823-1892) – Symphonie Espagnole

  1. I. Allegro non troppo – 7:47
  2. II. Scherzando – 4:17
  3. III. Allegro molto – 6:13
  4. IV. Andante – 6:46
  5. 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.

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