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Max Bruch (1838-1920) was a contemporary of Brahms, Saint-Saens and Tchaikovsky. He was German and
Lived in Scotland and England. He is mainly known today for his first Violin Concerto (Opus26), (he wrote 3), His Scottish Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra (opus46) and Kol Nidrei for Cello and Orchestra(Opus 47) He wrote several other works for solo violin and orchestra, 3 symphonies, 2 string quartets among other works. He also wrote choral works and songs. He wrote an early symphony form his younger years which is lost.
Kol Nidrei is a Jewish prayer for Yom Kipper. He was neither Scottish or Jewish. This along with Tchaikovsky's Andante Cabitalle and Nocturne along with Richard Strauss' Romance for Cello and Orchestra are some of my favorite pieces as well as the more popular short pieces for solo cello and orchestra.
his 2 most famous works are his first Violin Concerto and Scottish Fantasy. He wrote 2 other Violin concertos. His second Violin Concerto (opus44) has achieved some popularity. He wrote a 3rd Violin Concerto (opus 58) in 1891 which has been described as a "musical unicorn" because it has never been played. There are myths about unicorns. On Arkivmusic.com It only lists 7 recordings of the 3rh, 16 of the second and 126 of the first. Both the 2nd and 3rd are in the D minor key. According to the Wikipedia article on the 3rd, program notes for a 2013 performance of the first Violin Concerto by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, existence of a third concerto was denied. His slightly older contemporary Frenchmen Camille Saint Seans (1836-1921) also wrote 3 violin concertos. His 3rd is his best known.
As Stated Kol Nidrei is a Hebrew prayer for the Yom Kippur. Perry Como has sang and recorded the Kol Nidrei in Hebrew. I like Perry Como's music. He made some good Christmas recordings. he did a good rendition of The Lords' Prayer and Schubert's Ave Maria.
He wrote very little chamber music. Two String Quartets published in his lifetime. Several works near the end of his life published posthumously: A octet, String quintet and a piano quintet. he also wrote a Venetian Serenade.
He was a stuffy German. He was Protestant. Because of his work Kol Nidri there was a misconception that he was Jewish. As a result his music was banned in Nazi Germany.
His operas and choral music is not popular. I have checked on Arkivmusic.com and I can not find any recordings of any of his operas.