Bremen: Aug. Fr. Cranz [PNs 550, 551], . Octavo. Newly-bound in modern half dark morocco with marbled boards, titling gilt to spine. 1f. (title), 120 pp. Title lithographed, music engraved.
Previous owner's signature in pencil to upper margin of title. Occasional manuscript performance markings in pencil and blue crayon.
Occasional light foxing and soiling, somewhat heavier to title; small tear to inner margin of final leaf professionally repaired, not affecting music.
First Edition. Scarce. OCLC no. 53159395.
The first performance of the Violin Concerto was given on April 24, 1866 by Otto von Königslow, with Bruch conducting. The concerto was then revised with help from the celebrated violinist Joseph Joachim, and completed in its present form in 1867. The first performance of the revised concerto was given by Joachim in Bremen on January 5, 1868. Wikipedia online.
"[Bruch's] friendships with such violinists as David, Joachim, Sarasate and Willy Hess, and the advice he received from them, inspired nine concerted works for that instrument, which ‘can sing a melody better than a piano, and melody is the soul of music’." Christopher Fifield in Grove Music Online.
An attractive copy of one of the most highly regarded concertos in the violin repertory. Item #26608
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