Violin Concerto No. 2 (Bruch)

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Violin Concerto
by Max Bruch
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Key D minor
Catalogue Op. 44
Period Romantic
Genre Concerto
Composed 1877 (1877)
Movements 3
Scoring Violin & Orchestra
Date November 1877 (1877-11)
Location London

Max Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 44 was composed during 1877, following a failed attempt in 1874,[1][2] and dedicated to the great Spanish violinist, Pablo de Sarasate.[3] It was premiered in London by Sarasate, conducted by Bruch, on the 4th of November 1877.[3][1]


The concerto has three movements:

  1. Adagio ma non troppo
  2. Recitativo: Allegro moderato (attacca)
  3. Finale: Allegro molto

A typical performance runs 28 to 30 minutes.



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