Bruch was German Romantic composer, who is best known for one
composition, his first Violin Concerto. This is a delightful romantic concerto,
deservedly popular with violin virtuosi and concert audiences alike. He also
wrote Kol Nidrei for cello and orchestra, and Scottish fantasy, for violin and
Bruch worked as a conductor in Germany and Britain, and was a
professor of Composition in Berlin.
Italian composer Respighi, was one of
Max Bruch's pupils, and Bruch certainly influenced Respighi to carry on the
romantic-impressionist style, when Respighi's contemporaries in Italy were
rejecting the German romantic style, in favour of neo-classicism and modernism.