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Encyclopedia > Scottish Fantasy (Bruch)

The Scottish Fantasy in E-flat major, op. 46, is a composition for violin and orchestra by Max Bruch. Completed in 1880, it was dedicated to the virtuoso violinist Pablo de Sarasate. It is a fantasy on Scottish folk melodies and includes a sprightly arrangement of "Hey Tuttie Tatie", which was also the tune to which lyrics by Robert Burns were set in the patriotic anthem "Scots Wha Hae". In paying homage to Scottish tradition, Bruch's composition gives a prominent place to the harp in the instrumental accompaniment to the violin. The Scottish Fantasy is one of the several signature pieces by Bruch which are still widely heard today, along with the first violin concerto and the Kol Nidre for cello and orchestra. Opus is a Latin word which means work (in the sense of a work of art). Some composers musical pieces are identified by opus numbers which generally run either in order of composition or in order of publication. ... The violin is a stringed musical instrument that has four strings tuned a perfect fifth apart. ... Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Orchestra at City Hall (Edmonton). ... Max Bruch (January 6, 1838 – October 20, 1920) was a German composer and conductor. ... See also: 1879 in music, other events of 1880, 1881 in music and the list of years in music. Events Published popular music Away, Away! My Hearts On Fire     w. ... A virtuoso (from the Latin virtus meaning: skill, manliness, excellence) is an individual who possesses outstanding mechanical ability at operating a musical instrument. ... Pablo Martín Melitón de Sarasate y Navascuéz (March 10, 1844–September 20, 1908) was a Spanish violinist and composer. ... The fantasia (also English fantasy, German fantasie, French fantaisie) is a musical composition with its roots in the art of improvisation. ... Scotland is a Celtic-Germanic country, located to the north of England on the island of Great Britain. ... Robert Burns, preeminent Scottish poet Statue of Burns in London Robert Burns (January 25, 1759 – July 21, 1796) is the best known of the poets who have written in Lowland Scots. ... Scots Wha Hae ( a calque on the English Scots who have *) is a patriotic song of Scotland which served for a long time as an unofficial National anthem of the country, but has lately been largely supplanted by Scotland the Brave and The Flower of Scotland. ... Scotland is a Celtic-Germanic country, located to the north of England on the island of Great Britain. ... Kol Nidre, Op. ... A cropped image to show the relative size of a cello to a human (Uncropped Version) The violoncello, or as it is more commonly to refered to as the cello or cello (pronounced Cheh-loh), is a stringed instrument and a member of the violin family. ...


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Although Bruch was renowned in his lifetime as a composer of big choral works, casual listeners today know him mostly for these two pieces, a pair of achingly melodic works idiomatically written for the solo instrument.
Bruch's orchestral works are graced with his gift for melody, his talent for construction and his keen ear for instrumental color.
Bruch evidently mistook the poem's cry "The Campbells are coming!" for a cue to employ Scottish folk tunes, an amusingly incongruous juxtaposition.
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