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Bruch: Scottish Fantasy, Violin Concerto No. 1 / Bell, ASMF


Release Date: 06/22/2018 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 584200  
Composer:  Max Bruch
Performer:  Joshua Bell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Romantic composer Max Bruch’s two masterpieces have inspired Scottish Fantasy, the new album from Grammy Award®-winning violinist Joshua Bell. Bell performs and directs the Academy of St Martin in the Fields in his first-ever recording of the virtuosic Scottish Fantasy and offers a fresh take on Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26 – the first concerto Bell recorded thirty years ago with the Academy conducted then by Sir Neville Marriner. The Scottish Fantasy has become a great favorite of Bell’s in the last decade. Bruch’s unique fantasia bristles with the snap and lilt of Scottish folksongs, and has been a favorite of violin virtuosos since its premiere. Though Scottish Fantasy is a newer addition to Bell’s repertoire, his Read more affection for the piece runs deep. Bell calls Bruch’s Violin Concerto #1 “the most seductive of violin concertos,” saying “It’s a piece that audiences go crazy over because it’s so rich and lush, and it’s easy to grasp. It’s got excitement, power and passion.” Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Scottish Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 46 by Max Bruch
Performer:  Joshua Bell (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Liverpool, England 
2.
Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26 by Max Bruch
Performer:  Joshua Bell (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Germany 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  5 Customer Reviews )
 Beautiful, emotion filled recording July 31, 2018 By Robert G. (Bayfield, CO) See All My Reviews "I was not familiar with this piece but decided to give it a try. Needless to say I was not at all disappointed, I actually felt quite emotional at some of the passages-why? I can't really say, but it happens each time I listen. The recording itself is beautifully done so for me, a win/win all around." Report Abuse
 Three pluses  July 31, 2018 By John R. (Saint Johnsbury, VT) See All My Reviews "Max Bruch, Joshua Bell and The Academy of St. Martin in the fields, Put these three together and you have a performance of a lifetime. Sony did a fabulous job of recording and Joshua is the best! The ASMF never fails to provide a performance that is "noteworthy" in every regard." Report Abuse
 McKenish Cockin July 31, 2018 By Steven G. (Williamsburg, VA) See All My Reviews "The pedigree of honey Does not concern the bee; The clover anytime to him Is aristocracy" Report Abuse
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