At any rate, they are remarkably accomplished and assured pieces for an octogenarian, reminiscent by turns of Brahms, Schubert, and occasionally Richard Strauss, with some of the vigorous folk influences that make Bruch's major concertos so popular.
To these ears the strongest of the three is the String Octet in B flat major, Op. The music didn't originally make a big impression on me so it was interesting to listen to the LP performances again to compare directly with the new CD by the German Diogenes Quartet. The new CD scores in providing us with the first opportunity to hear Bruch's earliest quartet, referred to above. Thought lost, this score turned up in the archives of the Mozart-Stiftung in Frankfurt as recently as January Bruch had used this work to apply for the coveted scholarship of this foundation - successfully, for the three members of the jury unanimously chose the precocious work as the best entry.
Louis Spohr, in particular, was deeply moved by the work and prophesied a brilliant career for the composer. The work is certainly precociously well-crafted - with clear influences of Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann and Mendelssohn but, as the accompanying rather laboriously translated booklet states: "that Bruch. Three of the movements have a definite "Sturm und Drang" feeling about them and the young Bruch is, perhaps not surprisingly, anything but original.
I can't help thinking that the precocity of Mendelssohn was on a different level of inspiration; listen, if you can, to the wonderful early E Flat quartet he also composed at the age of fourteen. Bruch would re-use the theme of the second movement Adagio in his Op. The fourth movement Presto , on the other hand, is more Mendelssohnian and it does have a memorable theme - albeit one that is quickly abandoned for a slower second subject, although it comes back several times, finally developing into a Fugato section.
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