Music and Conversation with Joshua Bell

September 6, 2023, 8:00 pm

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Joshua Bell, smiling, sits in front of a white background with a violin and bow
Joshua Bell (Photo: Shervin Lainez)

The acclaimed violinist recounts stories from the start of his career; traces his pedagogical lineage back to Henryk Wieniawski and Eugène Ysaÿe; discusses his role as director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields; and shares selections from his new album—the “Butterfly Lovers” Concerto. Hosted by Oliver Camacho.


All selections feature violinist Joshua Bell.

Henryk Wieniawski: Scherzo-Tarantelle
Samuel Sanders, piano

Eugène Ysaÿe: Caprice d’après l’étude en forme de valse de Saint-Saëns
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Andrew Litton, conductor

Robert Schumann: Violin Concerto in D minor
II. Langsam (coda by Benjamin Britten)
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

Johann Sebastian Bach: Violin Concerto 1 in A Minor, BWV 1041
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

Jules Massenet: Meditation from Thaïs
Singapore Chinese Orchestra
Tsung Yeh, conductor

Chen Gang and He Zhanhao: The Butterfly Lovers Concerto
Singapore Chinese Orchestra
Tsung Yeh, conductor
Click HERE for the programmatic description of the Butterfly Lovers Concerto.