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The Joshua Bell Edition Vol 3 - Brahms, Etc: Violin Ctos


Release Date: 04/12/2005 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 000420402   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Peter Ilyich TchaikovskyHenri WieniawskiJohannes BrahmsRobert Schumann
Performer:  Joshua Bell
Conductor:  Vladimir AshkenazyChristoph von Dohnányi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 7 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Joshua Bell (Violin)
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
Date of Recording: 04/1988 
Venue:  Masonic Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio 
Length: 34 Minutes 52 Secs. 
2. Concerto for Violin no 2 in D minor, Op. 22 by Henri Wieniawski
Performer:  Joshua Bell (Violin)
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862; St. Petersburg, Russ 
Date of Recording: 04/1988 
Venue:  Masonic Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio 
Length: 22 Minutes 19 Secs. 
3. Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Joshua Bell (Violin)
Conductor:  Christoph von Dohnányi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/1994 
Venue:  Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio 
Length: 39 Minutes 57 Secs. 
4. Concerto for Violin in D minor by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Joshua Bell (Violin)
Conductor:  Christoph von Dohnányi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/1994 
Venue:  Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio 
Length: 27 Minutes 0 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Violin Concerto in D, Op.35: 1. Allegro moderato
Violin Concerto in D, Op.35: 2. Canzonetta (Andante)
Violin Concerto in D, Op.35: 3. Finale (Allegro vivacissimo)
Romance from Violin Concerto No.2 in D minor, Op.22: 1. Allegro moderato
Romance from Violin Concerto No.2 in D minor, Op.22: 2. Romance
Romance from Violin Concerto No.2 in D minor, Op.22: 3. Allegro confuoco
Violin Concerto in D, Op.77: 1. Allegro non troppo
Violin Concerto in D, Op.77: 2. Adagio
Violin Concerto in D, Op.77: 3. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace - Poco più presto
Violin Concerto in D minor: 1. In kräftigem, nicht zu schnellem Tempo
Violin Concerto in D minor: 2. Langsam
Violin Concerto in D minor: 3. Lebhaft, doch nicht schnell

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Revelatory Schumann May 12, 2013 By John L. (Dearborn, MI) See All My Reviews "I bought this album for Joshua Bell's performance of the Brahms Concerto. I knew nothing about the Schumann concerto. Now I can't stop listening to Bell play it. From what I read and what I hear elsewhere, it is a difficult work to make sound exciting. Bell does. Many people besides Bell play the Beethoven, Brahms and Tchaikovsky concertos marvelously, but it is on this piece -- where the violinist must strive to lift it from murkiness -- that Bell shows he is a standout even among those at the top of his profession. The Clevelanders are totally and wonderfully into it; they honor Schumann as beautifully as they did in his symphonies under Szell. As a lover of those symphonies, I find this concerto poignant because it is apparently the last thing Schumann wrote for orchestra. But I can't stay sad for long because it is such a joy to hear Bell play what we now know -- thanks to him -- is Schumann's final masterpiece." Report Abuse
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