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The Essential Joshua Bell


Release Date: 04/03/2007 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 707416   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Peter Ilyich TchaikovskyJules MassenetFelix MendelssohnPablo de Sarasate,   ... 
Performer:  Joshua BellSimon MulliganFrederic ChiuJohn T. Williams,   ... 
Conductor:  Michael Tilson ThomasMichael SternRoger NorringtonDavid Zinman,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic OrchestraAcademy of St. Martin in the FieldsCamerata Salzburg,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 7 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Includes work(s) by various composers. Soloist: Joshua Bell. Includes work(s) by various composers. Soloist: Joshua Bell. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Swan Lake, Op. 20: no 20c, Act 3 - Danse russe by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Joshua Bell (Violin)
Conductor:  Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
Venue:  Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Notes: Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany (01/27/2005 - 01/31/2005) 
2. O doux printemps d'autrefois by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Joshua Bell (Violin)
Conductor:  Michael Stern
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1869; France 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Craig Leon.
EMI Abbey Road Studios, London (06/11/2003 - 06/13/2003) 
3. Concerto for Violin in E minor, Op. 64: 3rd movement, Allegretto non troppo-Allegro molto vivace by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Joshua Bell (Violin)
Conductor:  Roger Norrington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Salzburg
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/2000 
Venue:  Mozarteum, Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Notes: Joshua Bell plays his own cadenza. 
4. Introduction and Tarantella, Op. 43 by Pablo de Sarasate
Performer:  Joshua Bell (Violin), Simon Mulligan (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899 
Venue:  Phoenix Sound, London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Notes: Phoenix Sound, London, England (02/2004 - 06/2004) 
5. Après un rêve, Op. 7 no 1 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Joshua Bell (Violin)
Conductor:  Michael Stern
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
Venue:  Right Track Studio, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Notes: Arrangers: J.A.C. Redford; Joshua Bell.
Right Track Studio, New York City (04/12/2006 - 04/14/2006) 
6. Variations for Violin and Orchestra on "Carnival of Venice", Op. 10 by Niccolò Paganini
Performer:  Joshua Bell (Violin), Simon Mulligan (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829 
Venue:  Phoenix Sound, London, England 
Length: 9 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Notes: Phoenix Sound, London, England (02/2004 - 06/2004) 
7. Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Joshua Bell (Violin)
Conductor:  Michael Stern
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Craig Leon.
EMI Abbey Road Studios, London (06/11/2003 - 06/13/2003) 
8. Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61: 3rd movement, Rondo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Joshua Bell (Violin)
Conductor:  Roger Norrington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Salzburg
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/2000 
Venue:  Mozarteum, Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 9 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Notes: Joshua Bell plays his own cadenzas on this selection. 
9. On the Town: New York, New York by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Joshua Bell (Violin)
Conductor:  David Zinman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/2000 
Venue:  Air Studios, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: William David Brohn. 
10. Nocturne for Piano in C sharp minor, B 49 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Joshua Bell (Violin)
Conductor:  Michael Stern
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Craig Leon.
EMI Abbey Road Studios, London (06/11/2003 - 06/13/2003) 
11. Concerto for Violin in A minor, Op. 28: 3rd movement, Moderato - Allegretto by Karl Goldmark
Performer:  Joshua Bell (Violin)
Conductor:  Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1877; Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/1999 
Venue:  Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles 
Length: 12 Minutes 49 Secs. 
12. Beau soir by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Joshua Bell (Violin), Frederic Chiu (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1880; France 
Venue:  Right Track Studio, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Jascha Heifetz.
Right Track Studio, New York City (04/12/2006 - 04/14/2006) 
13. Songs without words, vol 5, Op. 62: no 1, Andante espressivo in G major "May Breezes" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Joshua Bell (Violin)
Conductor:  Michael Stern
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Germany 
Venue:  Right Track Studio, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Notes: Arrangers: J.A.C. Redford; Joshua Bell.
Right Track Studio, New York City (04/12/2006 - 04/14/2006) 
14. Preludes (3) for Piano: no 1 in B flat major, Allegro ben ritmato e deciso by George Gershwin
Performer:  John T. Williams (Piano), Joshua Bell (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; USA 
Date of Recording: 03/1998 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio 1, London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Jascha Heifetz. 
15. Damsel in Distress: Nice work if you can get it by George Gershwin
Performer:  Joshua Bell (Violin)
Conductor:  John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USA 
Date of Recording: 03/1998 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio 1, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Jonathan Tunick. 
16. Girl Crazy: I got rhythm by George Gershwin
Performer:  Joshua Bell (Violin)
Conductor:  John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; USA 
Date of Recording: 03/1998 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio 1, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: William David Brohn. 
17. Ladies in Lavender: Ladies in Lavender by Nigel Hess
Performer:  Joshua Bell (Violin)
Conductor:  Nigel Hess
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 2004 
Venue:  Phoenix Sound, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Notes: Phoenix Sound, London, England (02/2004 - 06/2004) 
18. The Red Violin: The Red Violin by John Corigliano
Performer:  Joshua Bell (Violin)
Conductor:  Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997; USA 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 1 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Notes: EMI Abbey Road Studios, London (1997 - 1998) 
19. The Red Violin: Pope's Concert by John Corigliano
Performer:  Joshua Bell (Violin)
Conductor:  Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997; USA 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 1 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Notes: EMI Abbey Road Studios, London (1997 - 1998) 
20. The Red Violin: Coitus musicalis by John Corigliano
Performer:  Joshua Bell (Violin)
Conductor:  Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997; USA 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Notes: EMI Abbey Road Studios, London (1997 - 1998) 
21. Candide: Make our garden grow by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Joshua Bell (Violin)
Conductor:  David Zinman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956/1988; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/2000 
Venue:  Air Studios, London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: John Corigliano. 
22. West Side Story: Suite by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Joshua Bell (Violin)
Conductor:  David Zinman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/2000 
Venue:  Air Studios, London, England 
Length: 9 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is presented in excerpted form.
Arranger: William David Brohn. 
23. Ladies in Lavender: Fantasy by Nigel Hess
Performer:  Joshua Bell (Violin)
Conductor:  Nigel Hess
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 2004 
Venue:  Phoenix Sound, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Notes: Phoenix Sound, London, England (02/2004 - 06/2004) 
24. Short Trip Home by Edgar Meyer
Performer:  Mike Marshall (Guitar), Sam Bush (Mandolin), Edgar Meyer (Double Bass),
Joshua Bell (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 08/1998 
Venue:  Performing Arts Center, SUNY Purchase 
Length: 3 Minutes 48 Secs. 
25. BT by Edgar Meyer
Performer:  Edgar Meyer (Double Bass), Mike Marshall (Mandola), Sam Bush (Mandolin),
Joshua Bell (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 08/1998 
Venue:  Performing Arts Center, SUNY Purchase 
Length: 4 Minutes 52 Secs. 
26. Death by Triple Fiddle by Edgar Meyer
Performer:  Joshua Bell (Violin), Edgar Meyer (Double Bass), Mike Marshall (Violin),
Sam Bush (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 08/1998 
Venue:  Performing Arts Center, SUNY Purchase 
Length: 4 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Notes: This written was composed in collaboration with Sam Bush, Mike Marshall with violin solo by Joshua Bell. 
27. Mazurka for Piano in F sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Béla Fleck (Banjo), Joshua Bell (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Notes: Arrangers: Edgar Meyer; Bela Fleck. 
28. Goldwyn Follies: Love is here to stay by George Gershwin
Performer:  Joshua Bell (Violin)
Conductor:  John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USA 
Date of Recording: 03/1998 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio 1, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: William David Brohn. 

Sound Samples

Love Is Here To Stay
Danse russe from Swan Lake, Op. 20 (Act III)
III. Allegretto non troppo - Allegro molto vivace from Concerto In E minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 64
Nocturne
O mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicchi
III. Moderato - Allegretto from Concerto No. 1 in A minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 28
Beau soir
Introduction and Tarantella, Op. 43
May Breezes from Songs without Words, Op. 62, No. 1
Elegie: O doux printemps d'autrefois
The Carnival of Venice
Après un rêve, Op. 7, No. 1 (Alternate Version)
III. Rondo. Allegro from Concerto in D Major for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 61
I. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso from Three Preludes (Instrumental)
Nice Work If You Can Get It
I Got Rhythm
Ladies in Lavender
The Red Violin
Pope's Concert
Coitus Musicalis; Victoria's Departure (Edited Version)
Make Our Garden Grow from Candide (Stereo)
Excerpt from West Side Story Suite (Excerpt)
New York, New York from On the Town
Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra
Short Trip Home
BT
Death by Triple Fiddle (Instrumental)
Mazurka in F-sharp minor, Op. 6, No. 1 (Instrumental)
Love Is Here To Stay

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 Joshua does it again! March 28, 2014 By Beverly Van Kirk (Centennial, CO) See All My Reviews "He is an amazing violinist and the selections are really good. I have listened to this batch a number of times and really never get tired of it." Report Abuse
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