Bruch to Beethoven to me is like Bruch to Shostakovich ;) Ok I dislike the Bruch Concerto. I have the same Phenomenon others have with Mendelssohn with Bruch. I heard it so often played bad and pathetic. Its still a nice Concerto, but to me the interest in this piece vanished over the years.
I just want to add that the Sarah Chang version of the Bruch first movement is possibly the best I have heard - thanks for that link Laurie. Its expressive, has a clear message and is also original - but does anyone know of a better one?
I voted Beethoven in any case, but have to agree with Simon in considering Bruch 1 overplayed despite its merits. Thanks to Laurie for pointing out that a new vote cancels out a previous vote by the same v.com member: in this instance I seem to have got logged out automatically through the night and so had to re-record my vote in order to see the graph.
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