November 3, 2006
...Violin Concerto No. 1 by Max Bruch (1838-1920)...this nicely burnished chestnut...starts with an ominous timpani roll...the violin introduces its bag of tricks, from double-stops to trills, along with soaring melodies...Sparks fly in the finale, as the violin scales the work’s virtuosic heights with gypsy-like flair. Everyone from Jascha Heifetz and Nathan Milstein to Isaac Stern and Joshua Bell has recorded this popular piece...
...picked up her first violin at age 4...will play "The Bruch" on a Stradivarius..."These instruments have a certain class to them...they will only let you play to a certain standard..."... Press Democrat