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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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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.
Aprčs un ręve, 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 Niccolň 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; Poland 
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.
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. 
28.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 60/Op. 6: no 1 in F sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Béla Fleck (Banjo), Joshua Bell (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Vienna, Austria 

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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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