Max Bruch/Arthur Grumiaux

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Bruch
Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.26
Scottish Fantasy, Op.46


Reviewed by: Paul Cherry

Reviewed: December 2006
CD No: PHILIPS ELOQUENCE
476 8485
Duration: 52 minutes

Arthur Grumiaux’s aristocratic poise, impassioned attack and honeyed lyricism pay many dividends in Max Bruch’s evergreen concerto; a lively account with an eloquent, roaming Adagio. Bruch is not a one-piece composer; the Scottish Fantasy is wonderfully intense, heartfelt and joyous, the ‘Scottish melodies’ given sheen and sparkle by Bruch, and enjoying Grumiaux’s sensitivity and stylish playing. Good support and sound.

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