January 6, 1838
Cologne in Prussia (Germany)
October 2, 1920 in Friedensau, near Berlin, Germany.
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His full name was Max Christian Friedrich Bruch. He was a German Romantic composer notable for his violin concerti. He was also a conductor of orchestral and choral societies and became a professor at the Berlin Academy of Arts.
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He wrote choral and orchestral works and he is most known for his violin concertos especially his Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor. He was a very prolific composer creating over 200 works.
He studied in Cologne through a scholarship he won. Bruch studied under the pianist Ferdinand Hiller.
Among his famous works are: "Scherz," "List und Rache" (1858), "Schön Ellen" (1867), "Odysseus" (1872), "Scottish Fantasy" (1880), "Kol Nidrei" (1881) and "Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor" (1868).
At the age of 14, Bruch already wrote a symphony and won a scholarship. He sold the rights to his Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor to August Cranz, a publisher.