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The Essential Joshua Bell [Decca]

Album Summary

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Concerto for Violin in D minor
>Chausson, Ernest : Concert for Piano, Violin and String Quartet in D major, Op. 21
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Violin no 3 in G major, K 216
>Fauré, Gabriel : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in A major, Op. 13
>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77
>Kreisler, Fritz : Caprice Viennois
>Kreisler, Fritz : March of the Toy Soldiers
>Grasse, Edwin : Waves at play
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Concerto for Violin no 2 in G minor, Op. 63
>Kreisler, Fritz : Danse Espagnol
>Bloch, Ernest : Baal Shem
>Sarasate, Pablo de : Ziegeunerweisen
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

With a career that began on Decca, Indiana-born Joshua Bell recorded a complete catalog of violin repertoire that was certainly a portent of things to come. As his career continues to soar and take flight, this new compilation presents a wonderful selection of favorite concerto movements and other solo pieces that dazzle and impress.

With critically acclaimed performances and sold-out concerts, Joshua Bell has become a heartthrob to legions of concert goers everywhere and one of today's hottest classical stars! With a career that began on Decca, Indiana-born Joshua Bell recorded a complete catalog of violin repertoire that was certainly a portent of things to come. As his career continues to soar and take flight, this new compilation presents a wonderful selection of favorite concerto movements and other solo pieces that dazzle and impress. Decca. 2005.



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Works Details

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Concerto for Violin in D minor :: 1. Allegro molto appassionato
  • Performer: Joshua Bell (Violin)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
  • Running Time: 13 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 09/16/1844
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Chausson, Ernest : Concert for Piano, Violin and String Quartet in D major, Op. 21 :: 2. Sicilienne
  • Performers: Joshua Bell (Violin); Jean-Yves Thibaudet (Piano)
  • Ensemble: Takács String Quartet
  • Running Time: 4 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1889-1891
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Violin no 3 in G major, K 216 :: 2. Adagio
  • Performer: Joshua Bell (Violin)
  • Conductor: Peter Maag
  • Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 8 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1775
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in A major, Op. 13 :: 4. Allegro quasi presto
  • Performers: Joshua Bell (Violin); Jean-Yves Thibaudet (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1876
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77 :: 3. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace
  • Performer: Joshua Bell (Violin)
  • Conductor: Christoph Dohnányi
  • Running Time: 8 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1878
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Kreisler, Fritz : Caprice Viennois
  • Performers: Joshua Bell (Violin); Paul Coker (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1910
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Kreisler, Fritz : March of the Toy Soldiers
  • Performers: Joshua Bell (Violin); Paul Coker (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: March
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Grasse, Edwin : Waves at play
  • Performers: Samuel Sanders (Piano); Joshua Bell (Violin)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Concerto for Violin no 2 in G minor, Op. 63 :: 2. Andante assai
  • Performer: Joshua Bell (Violin)
  • Conductor: Charles Dutoit
  • Ensemble: Montreal Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1935.
  • Running Time: 9 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1935
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Kreisler, Fritz : Danse Espagnol
  • Performers: Samuel Sanders (Piano); Joshua Bell (Violin)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Bloch, Ernest : Baal Shem :: 3 pictures of Hassidic life, for violin & piano (or orchestra)
  • Performer: Joshua Bell (Violin)
  • Conductor: David Zinman
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1923
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Sarasate, Pablo de : Ziegeunerweisen
  • Performer: Joshua Bell (Violin)
  • Conductor: Andrew Litton
  • Ensemble: Royal Philarmonic Orquestra
  • Running Time: 9 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1878
  • Studio/Live: Studio