Philharmonia Orchestra with Arabella Steinbacher
National Concert Hall, Dublin, April 1
German composer Max Bruch is assured of musical immortality because of his Violin Concerto No 1, but such was its popularity in his own time that it almost broke hi s hear t. He complained bitterly that nobody wanted to perform any of his other music, much of which, he insisted, was just as good. But it isn’t.
His other music has merit, but his violin concerto is a bullet-proof romantic classic, and the...
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