…The folk dances that Bruch works off become buoyant pieces (only very occasionally a bit heavy-footed in the First Orchestral Suite of Swedish Dances) and throughout Bruch applies a light and dainty touch which – if you have given Bruch’s more grandiose efforts like “Odysseus” a try and reeled – is his saving grace. Not aiming quite so high apparently freed him and the music from overwrought

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