Sunday Bandstand 11 February 2018

Sunday Bandstand 11 February 2018

Max Bruch (6 January 1838–2 October 1920), was a Max Bruch was a German romantic composer and conductor who wrote over 200 works, including three violin concertos the first of which has become a staple of the violin repertory.

He was born in Cologne, his early musical training under the composer and pianist Ferdinand Hiller, to whom Robert Schumann dedicated his piano concerto in A minor.

At the age of nine he wrote his first composition, a song for his mother's birthday. From then on music was his passion, and his studies were enthusiastically supported by his parents. He wrote many minor early works including motets, psalm settings, piano pieces, violin sonatas and a string quartet. Few of these early works have survived, however.

The first music theory lesson he had was in 1849 in Bonn, and it was given to him by a friend of his father.

He had a long career as a teacher, conductor and composer. At the height of his career he spent three seasons as conductor of the Liverpool Philharmonic Society(1880–83).

He taught composition until his retirement in 1910. His is Violin Concerto No. 1, in G minor, Op. 26 (1866) is one of the most popular Romantic violin concertos.

This week we celebrate the 180th anniversary of Bruch's birth in 1838 with Kirsty Abbotts playing the second movement (adagio) from this wonderful Violin Concerto


Playlist 11 February 2018

Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke   Opening for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010
Minton March - Wilfred Shadbolt Royal Doulton Band MD: Ted Gray - 1982
L'italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers) Rossini Arr: William Rimmer Fairey Band MD: Kenneth Dennison – 1975
The Prayer - David Foster & Carole Bayer Sager Arr: Alan Ramsey Cornet soloist Jim Hayes & Trombone Soloist Paul Kiernan with the Cooperative Funeralcare Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2013
The Frogs of Aristophanes - Granville Bantock Arr: Frank Wright Grimethorpe Colliery RJB Band MD: Major Peter Parkes - 1999 
On Parade March - Eiliv Herikstad Hamilton Temple S.A. Band (Canada) BM: David Buckley - 1978
Meditation The New Covenant - James Curnow  Soli Deo Gloria Band (The Netherlands) MD: Jan De Haan - 1993
Silver Showers - William Rimmer Cornet Soloist Jim Davies with the Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: David Hirst - 1997
N'er Blooms Sae Red - Traditional Arr: Alan Fernie  Scottish Borders Youth Band MD: Alan Fernie - 2017
Abide With Me - W.H.Monk Brass Band Froschl Hall (Austria) MD: Hannes Buchegger - 2006
Adventures in Brass - Ray Farr Oberaargauer Brass Band (Austria) MD: Manfred Obrecht - 1990
Le Domino Noir (The Black Domino) - Daniel Auber Arr: George Hawkins Black Dyke Mills Band MD: Major Peter Parkes - 1992
Swedish Hymn - Traditional Arr: Peter Graham Cornet Soloist Gordon Ward with the New York Staff Band (USA) BM: Ron Waiksnoris - 1987
The Gabrielettes - Richard E. Holz Soloists - Ronald Waiksnoris, Kenneth Kirby & Gordon Ward with the New York Staff Band (USA) BM: Derek Smith - 1983
Japanese Carnival - Andre de Basque (Albert Ketelby) Callendar's Senior Band MD: Tom Morgan - 1938
Carman Suite - Bizet Arr: Gordon Langford Williams Fairey Band MD: James Gourlay - 1987
Kiss Me Again - Victor Herbert Arr: Bill Geldard BNFL Band MD: Richard Evans - 1994
Violin Concerto No. 1 (2nd mvt) Adagio - Max Bruch Arr: Steven Hague Cornet Soloist Kirsty Abbotts with the Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band MD: Allan Ramsay - 2006
Yodelling Brass - Philip Lane  Sun Life Stanshawe Band MD: Brian Howard - 2007
Spring from the Four Seasons - Vivaldi - Arr: Henry de Boer Percussion feature with the Brass Band de Bazuin (The Netherlands) MD: Klaas van der Woude - 1997
Holiday for Strings - David Rose  Arr: Ray Farr NSK-RHP Ransome Band MD: Brian Grant 
Poeme Op 41 No. 4 - Zdenek Fibich  Swiss Army Band (Switzerland) MD: Andreas Sporri - 1999
Frog King's Parade - Heini Kronberger  National Brass Band of New Zealand (New Zealand) MD: K.G.L. Smith - 1953
Sarafand March - George H. Willcocks  GUS (Footwear) Band MD: John Berryman - 1986
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke   Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010

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