Violin Concerto in G Minor Op. 26 by Max Bruch (1838-1920). Edited by Michael Kube. For Piano, Violin. Violin. Henle Music Folios. Pages: Score = VII and 35 * Vl Part = 15. Softcover. 68 pages. G. Henle #HN708. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480708).
It made its creator world-famous and added a towering masterpiece to the standard repertoire: Max Bruch's First Violin Concerto in G minor. Now it's appearing at last in an urtext edition from Henle. Bruch himself was not always overjoyed at his work's popularity: “I can't listen to this concerto anymore,” he once complained to his publisher Simrock, “do you suppose I've only written one concerto?” By now the Bruch Concerto has found a permanent place in the world's concert halls. Henle's edition provides not only a razor-sharp urtext for the solo part, but a preface that alone is worth the price of the volume: who could have guessed that the concerto went through a convoluted genesis with multi-layered revisions, and that some of the changes go back to the famous violinist Joseph Joachim?