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Encyclopedia > Violin Concerto No. 1 (Bruch)

The Concerto No. 1 in G minor for violin and orchestra, op. 26, was begun in 1864 and finished in 1867 by Max Bruch. It was dedicated to Bruch's friend, the virtuoso violinist Joseph Joachim. One of the most beloved pieces in the genre, Bruch's first violin concerto continues to be performed and recorded by almost all reputable violinists. The format of the concerto is as follows: 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. ... See also: 1866 in music, other events of 1867, 1868 in music and the list of years in music. Events Arthur Sullivan scores his first operetta Cox and Box The Maple Leaf Forever written by Alexander Muir Giuseppe Verdis opera Don Carlos premieres at the Paris Opéra (March... Max Bruch (January 6, 1838 – October 20, 1920) was a German composer and conductor. ... A virtuoso (from the Latin virtus meaning: skill, manliness, excellence) is an individual who possesses outstanding mechanical ability at operating a musical instrument. ... Joseph Joachim Joseph Joachim (June 28, 1831 – August 15, 1907) was a violinist, conductor and composer. ... A violin concerto is a concerto for solo violin and orchestra. ...

The slow second movement is especially adored for its ravishingly rich melodies. Allegro is: a direction in musical notation indicating that the music is to be played fast and lively. ... This article is about tempo in music. ... In musical notation, Adagio is a tempo marking indicating that the music is to be played slowly. ... A finale is a closing part, act or movement of a dramatic or musical composition, or more generally any event or procedure with a dramatically concluding effect. ... In music, a movement is a large division of a larger composition or musical form. ...

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