Joshua Bell

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Born: December 9, 1967   Country: USA  
Joshua Bell, one of the top young violinists of our time, was born in 1967, in Bloomington, Indiana. Fortuitously, the small city in the limestone district of Indiana is the home of the Indiana University School of Music, which eventually assumed a decisive role in Bell's musical development. Bell was exposed to music from an early age and began his violin studies with Mimi Zweig. Bell's talents developed rapidly; he made his debut as a soloist Read more in performance with the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra at the age of seven. The eminent violin teacher Josef Gingold, a member of Indiana University's music faculty, took an interest in him and became his teacher; eventually Bell entered the University as a student. Bell's studies with Gingold were supplemented by additional studies and master classes with Ivan Galamian and Henryk Szeryng. Bell came to wide national attention as a grand prize winner in the first annual Seventeen Magazine/General Motors National Concerto Competition in Rochester, NY. He soon appeared as a soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra under Riccardo Muti on September 24, 1982 -- the youngest person ever to appear with the orchestra as a soloist on a subscription concert. Bell's 1985 Carnegie Hall debut with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra was greeted with the kind of enthusiastic reviews that were a bellwether of his successful concert and recording career.

By the mid-'90s, Bell had recorded much of the standard violin repertoire, exhibiting a musically informed and winning personal style. His playing is lyrical and bright, marked by a high-minded approach and a smooth, silvery tone. In the late '90s, Bell's eclectic tastes and multifaceted talents found voice in a wide range of projects outside the realm of the traditional violin repertoire. Bell's playing on John Corigliano's score to The Red Violin (1998) was singled out as one of the film's more memorable elements, while in 1999 he collaborated on a well-received CD of bluegrass-influenced music by composer Edgar Meyer. By the early 2000s, Bell was seen on numerous television programs and was even named one of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People." He continued to work with musicians outside the classical realm, such as Chick Corea and James Taylor, meanwhile performing with the world's top orchestras and conductors. Other collaborations led to Bell's establishing chamber music recital series in both London and Paris. Artists such as Steven Isserlis, Pamela Frank, Jean-Yves Thibaudet are his partners in these recitals and in recordings. Read less

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Born: December 9, 1967   Country: USA  
Joshua Bell, one of the top young violinists of our time, was born in 1967, in Bloomington, Indiana. Fortuitously, the small city in the limestone district of Indiana is the home of the Indiana University School of Music, which eventually assumed a decisive role in Bell's musical development. Bell was exposed to music from an early age and began his violin studies with Mimi Zweig. Bell's talents developed rapidly; he made his debut as a soloist Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegro assai
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro assai
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.5 in A, K.219 - 1. Allegro aperto
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.5 in A, K.219 - 2. Adagio
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.5 in A, K.219 - 3. Rondeau (Tempo di minuetto)
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D, Op.77 - 1. Allegro non troppo
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D, Op.77 - 2. Adagio
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D, Op.77 - 3. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace - Poco più presto
Fauré: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.1 in A, Op.13 - 1. Allegro molto
Fauré: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.1 in A, Op.13 - 2. Andante
Fauré: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.1 in A, Op.13 - 3. Allegro vivo
Fauré: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.1 in A, Op.13 - 4. Allegro quasi presto
Prokofiev: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.2 in D, Op.94b - 1. Moderato
Prokofiev: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.2 in D, Op.94b - 2. Scherzo (Presto)
Prokofiev: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.2 in D, Op.94b - 3. Andante
Prokofiev: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.2 in D, Op.94b - 4. Allegro con brio
Shostakovich: Piano Trio No.2, Op.67 - 1. Andante - Moderato - Poco più mosso
Shostakovich: Piano Trio No.2, Op.67 - 2. Allegro con brio
Shostakovich: Piano Trio No.2, Op.67 - 3. Largo
Shostakovich: Piano Trio No.2, Op.67 - 4. Allegretto - Adagio
Concerto in E Major for Violin, String Orchestra and Continuo, Op. 8, No. 1, RV 269, "La Primavera" (Spring): I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegro
Concerto in G minor for Violin, String Orchestra and Continuo, Op. 8, No. 2, RV 315, "L'estate" (Summer): I. Allegro non molto
II. Adagio
III. Presto
Concerto in F Major for Violin, String Orchestra and Continuo, Op. 8, No. 3, RV 293, "L'autumno" (Autumn): I. Allegro
II. Adagio molto
III. Allegro
Concerto in F minor for Violin, String Orchestra and Continuo, Op. 8, No. 4, RV 297, "L'inverno" (Winter): I. Allegro non molto
II. Largo
III. Allegro
I. Chaconne
II. Pianissimo Scherzo
III. Andante Flautando
IV. Accelerando Finale
Sonata for Violin and Piano: Allegro
Andantino
Lento
Allegro
Barber: Concerto for Violin & Orchestra, Op.14 - 1. Allegro
Barber: Concerto for Violin & Orchestra, Op.14 - 2. Andante
Barber: Concerto for Violin & Orchestra, Op.14 - 3. Presto in moto perpetuo
Bloch: Baal Shem (Nigun) - 1. Vidui (Contrition)
Bloch: Baal Shem (Nigun) - 2. Nigun (Improvisation)
Bloch: Baal Shem (Nigun) - 3. Simchas Torah (Rejoicing)
Walton: Concerto for Violin & Orchestra - 1. Andante tranquilo
Walton: Concerto for Violin & Orchestra - 2. Presto capriccioso alla napolitana
Walton: Concerto for Violin & Orchestra - 3. Vivace
Theme From Dreamer
The Stand Off - 1st Ride
First Race
Ben Asks Pop For Help
Soñador in Harness
Popsicles
Manny's Story
Testing Soñador's Leg
2nd Ride - Thunderpants
Runaway Horse
Exercising Soñador
The Noble King
New Owner Montage
Training Montage
Smart and Beautiful
Soñador Chosen
Cale Won't Sell Soñador
Leaving Sadir's
She's Ready to Run
She Wants to Race
Last Race
End Credit Medley
Main Title (Film Version)


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