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The Essential Joshua Bell

Joshua Bell

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Existing fans of violinist Joshua Bell are already well-acquainted with the broad scope of repertoire and performance abilities ranging deftly from the classical concerto repertoire to his well-known collaborations with Edgar Meyer. For those unfamiliar with Bell's recorded works, this two-disc set of The Essential Joshua Bell provides quite a comprehensive overview of his wide-ranging talents. Of course, it could also be argued that if one movement of a concerto is "essential," so too should be the rest of the movements. Some of the single-movement works on the album, such as the Paganini variations or the Sarasate "Introduction and Tarantella," work well on compilation albums such as this because they don't leave the listener with an incomplete picture of what the composer had intended. With larger works such as the concertos of Goldmark, Mendelssohn, or Beethoven, hearing only single movements doesn't do full justice to either the composer nor to Bell's performances. This anthology also surprisingly lacks Bell's recording of the Tchaikovsky concerto, perhaps one of his most energetic and innovative performances of a standard repertoire concerto. So if you're really not sure if you like Bell's playing or his choice of repertoire, this is certainly an enjoyable introduction. Otherwise, do yourself a favor and invest in the complete albums from which this collection was made.
© Mike D. Brownell /TiVo

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1
Swan Lake, Op. 20a, TH 219: Russian Dance
Michael Tilson Thomas
00:04:29

Andrew Keener, Producer - Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Performer - Joshua Bell, Performer - Joshua Bell, Violin - Michael Tilson Thomas, Conductor - Michael Tilson Thomas, Performer - Piotr Ilich Tchaikovsky, Composer

(P) 2005 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

2
Concerto in E Minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 64: III. Allegretto non troppo - Allegro molto vivace
Joshua Bell
00:06:26

Andrew Keener, Producer - Camerata Salzburg, Performer - Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Composer - Joshua Bell, Performer - Joshua Bell, Violin - Roger Norrington, Conductor

(P) 2002 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

3
Nocturne No. 20 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. posth (Arranged for Violin & Orchestra)
Joshua Bell
00:04:07

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Performer - Craig Leon, Arranger - Craig Leon, Producer - Frédéric Chopin, Composer - Grace Row, Producer - Joshua Bell, Performer - Joshua Bell, Violin - Michael Stern, Conductor

(P) 2003 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

4
Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro (Arr. C. Leon for Violin & Orchestra)
Joshua Bell
00:03:21

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Performer - Craig Leon, Arranger - Craig Leon, Producer - Giacomo Puccini, Composer - Grace Row, Producer - Joshua Bell, Performer - Joshua Bell, Violin - Michael Stern, Conductor

(P) 2003 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

5
III. Moderato - Allegretto from Concerto No. 1 in A minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 28
Esa-Pekka Salonen
00:12:48

Esa-Pekka Salonen, Conductor - Esa-Pekka Salonen, Performer - Joshua Bell, Performer - Joshua Bell, Violin - Karl Goldmark, Composer - Los Angeles Philharmonic, Performer - Thomas Frost, Producer

(P) 1999 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

6
Beau soir, L. 6 (Arranged for Violin and Piano by Jascha Heifetz)
Joshua Bell
00:02:27

Claude Debussy, Composer - Frederic Chiu, Piano - Grace Row, Producer - Jascha Heifetz, Arranger - Joshua Bell, Performer - Joshua Bell, Violin

(P) 2006 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

7
Introduction and Tarantella, Op. 43
Joshua Bell
00:05:15

Joshua Bell, Performer - Nigel Hess, Conductor - Nigel Hess, Producer - Pablo de Sarasate, Composer - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Performer - Simon Mulligan, Piano

(P) 2004 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

8
Songs without Words, Op. 62, No. 1: May Breezes (Arranged for Violin & Orchestra)
Joshua Bell
00:02:13

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Composer - Grace Row, Producer - J.A.C. Redford, Arranger - J.A.C. Redford, Orchestrator - Joshua Bell, Arranger - Joshua Bell, Performer - Joshua Bell, Violin - Michael Stern, Conductor - Orchestra of St. Luke's, Performer

(P) 2006 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

9
Elegie: O doux printemps d'autrefois
Joshua Bell
00:04:09

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Performer - Craig Leon, Arranger - Craig Leon, Producer - Grace Row, Producer - Joshua Bell, Performer - Joshua Bell, Violin - Jules Massenet, Composer - Jules Massenet, Lyricist - Michael Stern, Conductor

(P) 2003 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

10
The Carnival of Venice
Joshua Bell
00:09:17

Joshua Bell, Performer - Niccolò Paganini, Composer - Nigel Hess, Conductor - Nigel Hess, Producer - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Performer - Simon Mulligan, Piano

(P) 2004 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

11
Après un rêve, Op. 7, No. 1 (Alternate Version)
Joshua Bell
00:02:54

Frederic Chiu, Piano - Gabriel Fauré, Composer - Grace Row, Producer - Joshua Bell, Performer - Joshua Bell, Violin

(P) 2006 Sony Music Entertainment

12
III. Rondo. Allegro from Concerto in D Major for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 61
Roger Norrington
00:09:19

Andrew Keener, Producer - Camerata Salzburg, Performer - Joshua Bell, Performer - Joshua Bell, Violin - Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Roger Norrington, Conductor - Roger Norrington, Performer

(P) 2002 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

DISC 2

1
I. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso from Three Preludes (Instrumental)
John Williams
00:01:39

George Gershwin, Composer - Jascha Heifetz, Transcriber - John Williams, Performer - John Williams, Piano - Joshua Bell, Performer - Joshua Bell, Violin - Shawn Murphy, Producer

(P) 1998 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

2
Nice Work If You Can Get It
John Williams
00:03:37

George Gershwin, Composer - John Williams, Conductor - John Williams, Performer - Joshua Bell, Performer - Joshua Bell, Violin - Laraine Perri, Executive Producer - London Symphony Orchestra, Performer - Shawn Murphy, Producer

(P) 1998 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

3
I Got Rhythm (From "Girl Crazy")
John Williams
00:04:17

George Gershwin, Composer - Ira Gershwin, Lyricist - John Williams, Conductor - John Williams, Performer - Joshua Bell, Performer - Joshua Bell, Violin - Laraine Perri, Executive Producer - London Symphony Orchestra, Performer - Shawn Murphy, Producer - William David Brohn, Arranger

(P) 1998 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

4
Ladies in Lavender
Joshua Bell
00:04:02

Joshua Bell, Performer - Nigel Hess, Composer - Nigel Hess, Conductor - Nigel Hess, Producer - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Performer

(P) 2004 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

5
I. Cremona, The Red Violin
Esa-Pekka Salonen
00:01:32

Esa-Pekka Salonen, Conductor - Esa-Pekka Salonen, Performer - François Girard, Executive Producer - John Corigliano, Composer - John Corigliano, Executive Producer - Joshua Bell, Performer - Joshua Bell, Violin - Matthias Gohl, Producer - The Philharmonia Orchestra, Performer

(P) 1998 Sony Music Entertainment

6
III. Oxford, Pope's Concert
Esa-Pekka Salonen
00:01:21

Esa-Pekka Salonen, Conductor - Esa-Pekka Salonen, Performer - François Girard, Executive Producer - John Corigliano, Composer - John Corigliano, Executive Producer - Joshua Bell, Performer - Joshua Bell, Violin - Matthias Gohl, Producer - The Philharmonia Orchestra, Performer

(P) 1998 Sony Music Entertainment

7
Coitus Musicalis, Victoria's Departure (Edited Version)
Esa-Pekka Salonen
00:02:46

Esa-Pekka Salonen, Conductor - Esa-Pekka Salonen, Performer - François Girard, Executive Producer - John Corigliano, Composer - John Corigliano, Executive Producer - Joshua Bell, Performer - Joshua Bell, Violin - Matthias Gohl, Producer - The Philharmonia Orchestra, Performer

(P) 1998 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

8
Candide: Make Our Garden Grow (Stereo)
Joshua Bell
00:05:26

David Zinman, Conductor - John Corigliano, Arranger - Joshua Bell, Performer - Joshua Bell, Violin - Laraine Perri, Executive Producer - Leonard Bernstein, Composer - Steven Epstein, Producer - The Philharmonia Orchestra, Performer

(P) 2001 Sony Music Entertainment

9
Excerpt from West Side Story Suite (Excerpt)
Joshua Bell
00:09:11

David Zinman, Conductor - Joshua Bell, Performer - Joshua Bell, Violin - Laraine Perri, Executive Producer - Leonard Bernstein, Composer - Steven Epstein, Producer - The Philharmonia Orchestra, Performer - William David Brohn, Arranger

(P) 2001 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

10
New York, New York (From "On the Town") [Arr. for Violin & Orchestra]
Joshua Bell
00:02:26

David Zinman, Conductor - Joshua Bell, Performer - Joshua Bell, Violin - Laraine Perri, Executive Producer - Leonard Bernstein, Composer - Steven Epstein, Producer - The Philharmonia Orchestra, Performer - William David Brohn, Arranger

(P) 2001 Sony Music Entertainment

11
Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra
Joshua Bell
00:03:38

Joshua Bell, Performer - Nigel Hess, Composer - Nigel Hess, Conductor - Nigel Hess, Producer - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Performer

(P) 2004 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

12
Short Trip Home
Edgar Meyer
00:03:47

Edgar Meyer, Bass - Edgar Meyer, Composer - Edgar Meyer, Performer - Edgar Meyer, Producer - Joshua Bell, Performer - Joshua Bell, Violin - Mike Marshall, Guitar - Mike Marshall, Performer - Sam Bush, Mandolin - Sam Bush, Performer

(P) 1999 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

13
BT
Edgar Meyer
00:04:49

Edgar Meyer, Bass - Edgar Meyer, Composer - Edgar Meyer, Performer - Edgar Meyer, Producer - Joshua Bell, Performer - Joshua Bell, Violin - Mark O'Connor, Performer - Mark O'Connor, Violin - Mike Marshall, Performer - Sam Bush, Mandolin - Sam Bush, Performer - Yo-Yo Ma, Acoustic Cello - Yo-Yo Ma, Performer

(P) 1999 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

14
Death by Triple Fiddle (Instrumental)
Edgar Meyer
00:04:15

Edgar Meyer, Bass - Edgar Meyer, Composer - Edgar Meyer, Performer - Edgar Meyer, Producer - Joshua Bell, Performer - Joshua Bell, Violin - Mike Marshall, Composer - Mike Marshall, Performer - Mike Marshall, Violin - Sam Bush, Composer - Sam Bush, Performer - Sam Bush, Violin

(P) 1999 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

15
Mazurka in F-sharp minor, Op. 6, No. 1 (Instrumental)
Béla Fleck
00:02:18

Béla Fleck, Adaptor - Béla Fleck, Arranger - Béla Fleck, Banjo - Béla Fleck, Co-Producer - Béla Fleck, Performer - Edgar Meyer, Adaptor - Edgar Meyer, Arranger - Edgar Meyer, Co-Producer - Frédéric Chopin, Composer - Joshua Bell, Violin

(P) 2001 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

16
Love Is Here To Stay
John Williams
00:03:48

George Gershwin, Composer - Ira Gershwin, Lyricist - John Williams, Conductor - John Williams, Performer - Joshua Bell, Performer - Joshua Bell, Violin - Laraine Perri, Executive Producer - London Symphony Orchestra, Performer - Shawn Murphy, Producer - William David Brohn, Arranger

(P) 1998 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

Album Description

Existing fans of violinist Joshua Bell are already well-acquainted with the broad scope of repertoire and performance abilities ranging deftly from the classical concerto repertoire to his well-known collaborations with Edgar Meyer. For those unfamiliar with Bell's recorded works, this two-disc set of The Essential Joshua Bell provides quite a comprehensive overview of his wide-ranging talents. Of course, it could also be argued that if one movement of a concerto is "essential," so too should be the rest of the movements. Some of the single-movement works on the album, such as the Paganini variations or the Sarasate "Introduction and Tarantella," work well on compilation albums such as this because they don't leave the listener with an incomplete picture of what the composer had intended. With larger works such as the concertos of Goldmark, Mendelssohn, or Beethoven, hearing only single movements doesn't do full justice to either the composer nor to Bell's performances. This anthology also surprisingly lacks Bell's recording of the Tchaikovsky concerto, perhaps one of his most energetic and innovative performances of a standard repertoire concerto. So if you're really not sure if you like Bell's playing or his choice of repertoire, this is certainly an enjoyable introduction. Otherwise, do yourself a favor and invest in the complete albums from which this collection was made.
© Mike D. Brownell /TiVo

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