It made its creator world-famous and added a towering masterpiece to thestandard repertoire: Max Bruch's First Violin Concerto in g minor. Now it's appearing at last in an urtext edition from Henle. Bruch himself was not always overjoyed at his work's popularity: ""I can't listen to thisconcerto anymore,"" he once complained to his publisher Simrock, ""do you suppose I've only written one concerto?"" By now the Bruch Concerto has found a permanent place in the world's concert halls. Henle's edition provides not only a razor-sharp urtext for the solo part, but a preface that alone is worth the price of the volume: who could have guessed that the concerto went through a convoluted genesis with multi-layered revisions, and that some of the changes go back to the famous violinist Joseph Joachim?