Max Bruch was bornon 6 January 1838 in Cologne, German, is Composer and Conductor. Max Karl August Bruch, a.k.a. Max Christian Friedrich Bruch, was a very prominent German romantic composer and conductor who wrote around 200 works, which also consisted of his three masterpieces in the form of violin concertos of which ‘Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor’ become a major success and significant part of the violin repertoire. His status reflected through his concerts and his remarkable oratorios made him a celebrity of his time in Europe and America. Bruch passionately promoted the values of traditional and folk music and strongly opposed the principles of the 'Neudeutsche' composition school. This is the reason why one would find a strong impression of folk songs in his melodies and harmonies. He always refrained from dark and over-serious compositions and popularized lucid forms, harmonious tunes and splendor of sound. His maiden opera, ‘Scherz, List und Rache’ was performed in 1858. Through his promising and satisfying career, Bruch held many conducting positions and even taught for 20 years at the Berlin Academy. His other note-worthy and striking choral pieces include Odysseus (1872) and Das Lied von der Glocke (1879).