Extractions: Joshua Bell plays the "Gibson ex Huberman" violin made by Antonio Stradivari in 1713. Its varnish gives it a reddish color something enjoyed by fans of Bell's work in the soundtrack to Francois Girard's 1998 film, "The Red Violin." The "ex Huberman" was stolen in 1936 from violinist Bronislaw Huberman, was recovered in 1987 and was subsequently acquired by Bell, whose earlier Stradivari was the 1732 "Tom Taylor." YOUR E-MAIL ALERTS Music Classical Joshua Bell or Create your own Manage alerts What is this?
Extractions: CNN (CNN) Joshua Bell has the world at his fingertips quite literally. His skillful violin playing has earned him status as one of the world's most celebrated classical musicians of his generation. Raised in Bloomington, Indiana, Bell has traveled extensively in Europe, Asia and the United States playing with the globe's top symphony orchestras and prominent composers. This year, he won his first Grammy award for Best Instrumental Soloist for his world premiere recording of a concerto written especially for him by British composer Nicholas Maw. VIDEO CNN's WorldBeat profiles American-born violin virtuoso Joshua Bell (May 18)
String Instrumentalists, String Instruments A classical violin site. . Violinists. Accardo, Salvatore . Amoyal, Pierre. Barton, Rachel . bell, joshua. joshua bell s official site joshua bell. http://www.zeroland.co.nz/classical_string.html
Extractions: Full Review Fritz Kreisler was perhaps the most important violinist of the early part of the 20th century, his musicianship and talent surpassing even the then dominant Eugene Ysaye. Although probably known best for introducing his own works under the name of composers from a bygone era, it is easy to forget the significance of Kreisler, the violinist. Kreisler had a true understanding of the violin, and it was with this knowledge that he composed. Consider his countless transcriptions and cadenzas for the violin, technical yet eloquent, absolutely masterpieces of their own (my favorite is the cadenzas for the Beethoven concerto). And that is why he remains an important figure in the violin world, because of his ability to bring out the intrinsic qualities of the instrument and the breadth of his contributions.
Extractions: This CD disappoints me. Having loved his Tchaikovsky and Sibelius interpretations, I would expect much more from this CD. Both the Beethoven and Mendelssohn lacked enough color and textures. The intimacy of Mendelssohn was lost when the tempo of the second theme was around 20 beats faster per minute. The beauty of the second was somewhat smuffled by Bells constant exaggeration in his vibrato. The third movement was very nicely played though.
Extractions: To any classical music fan dismayed by the current crossover craze, Joshua Bells new CD at first raises familiar fears, with its flashy packaging, heavy on glossy photographs of the handsome violinist. Reading the liner notes and actually listening to the recording reveals a quite different and altogether worthy project, which has been unfairly maligned by stuffy publications as the "Strad" magazine. Composing a virtuoso fantasy using themes from a successful work of musical theater is a time-honored tradition, brought to a peak of brilliance and musical skill by the nineteenth-century pianist and composer Franz Liszt. The title cut on Bells new CD is not that much different from, say, Sarasates "Carmen Fantasy," a piece respectfully treated even by the likes of the Strad. By now, "West Side Story" has established itself as one of the great works of the twentieth-century musical stage, ripe for such treatment, particularly in such a spectacularly successful rethinking by Bell and William David Brohn.
Joshua Bell Biography The poetic musicality of joshua bell has earned the Americanbornviolinist a prominent position among the leading musicians of the world. http://www.kdschmid.de/englisch/02kuenst/1kuenstler.php3?k_id=6
All Things Strings: Joshua Bell Fiftyone years later, the violin resurfaced after a dramatic jailhouse confession,and in 2001, joshua bell purchased the instrument for an estimated $4 http://www.stringsmagazine.com/issues/Strings105/coverstory.html
Extractions: Joshua Bell admits it: He's always loved technology. "Computers, video games, special effects," he says, "for me, it's all fun. I like playing around with new possibilities, so when it comes to technology and music well, let's just say I have a pretty open mind." An open mind. Anyone attempting to unite the magic of modern technology with the glories of classical music would have to have an open mind, as the classical music world is notoriously suspicious of newfangled inventions and other "improvements." But if anyone can change the world, it's Bell. Legend has it that Bell, 34, received his first violin before the age of five, after his parents noticed his habit of stretching rubber bands over the handles of dresser drawers, plucking and strumming the self-designed "instruments" to make his own, brand-new kind of string music. That knack for tinkering is probably at the root of Bell's interest in modern technology, which has found a place in his current work with composer Tod Machover at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At MIT, Bell is helping Machoverwho the
Extractions: New York City's Central Park is the setting as Grammy Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell pays tribute to one of the most enduring musicals of the 20th century, Leonard Bernstein's "West Side Story." Under the baton of conductor William Eddins, the world-renowned New York Philharmonic accompanies the acclaimed young American violinist as he offers new renditions of some of musical theater's most enduring songs, including "Somewhere," "Tonight," and "Maria," in soaring new arrangements by Tony Award-winning orchestrator William David Brohn. The concert also includes performances of Bernstein's "Lonely Town" and "Glitter and Be Gay" by the Tony-winning sensation Kristin Chenoweth, as well as interviews and documentary footage created exclusively for the telecast.
Extractions: Pablo de Sarasate (1844-1908) Introduction and Tarantella, Op.43 The boy has charisma, good looks, and he also happens to be an exceptionally talented violinist as though musical-heartthrob Joshua Bell needs introducing! With a violin in his hands at four years, a still youthful Mr Bell has today amassed numerous accolades for his appearances in both traditional concert halls as soloist and chamber musician and in the cinematic setting as body double and recording artist for the Grammy Award-winning film The Red Violin On a technical level, this recital could not be faulted. Bell and Mulligan shared a vision and an execution that depended on nothing less than perfection and mutual sensitivity. And yet there were definite strengths that defined the Grieg, the Ravel and the Sarasate as the musical highlights.
Classical Music - Andante - Joshua Bell Op. 28. Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47. joshua bell (violin);Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra/EsaPekka Salonen. http://www.andante.com/article/article.cfm?id=13684
Extractions: Schubert Death and the Maiden David Jolley Gil Shaham Cristina Ortiz Joseph Kalichstein ... Catherine Malfitano Joshua Bell, Violin/Guest Leader The poetic musicality of Grammy Award winner Joshua Bell has earned the American-born violinist a prominent position among the leading musicians of the world. He came to national attention at age 14 when he made his highly acclaimed orchestral debut with Riccardo Muti and the Philadelphia Orchestra. That performance, followed by his Carnegie Hall debut, an Avery Fisher Career Grant and subsequent recording contract, created a sensation that spread throughout the music world. In 1997, Daytona Beach audiences experienced his unique artistry when he appeared with the London Symphony Orchestra. Now 33, Joshua has performed with the world s leading symphony orchestras and conductors, recorded 25 albums and earned a reputation as a dynamic performer and dedicated and thoughtful musician who has successfully bridged the gap from child prodigy to inspired and mature artist.
Extractions: by George Graham (Sony Classical 60864 As broadcast on WVIA-FM 9/22/99) During the 1970s, following the folk music boom of the previous decade, a number of younger musicians with rock backgrounds were attracted to country and bluegrass. The Byrds made a couple of country-influenced albums. Bob Dylan went to Nashville to record. Perhaps the most famous example of a rocker going bluegrass was Jerry Garcia who, as a side project, played some banjo in a bluegrass band called Old and In the Way. While most of the rockers-turned-pickers played more traditional-style bluegrass, gradually, these younger players, who were listening to all kinds of other styles, began dabbling with combining the instrumentation of bluegrass with some of those untraditional genres. David Grisman, who played with Garcia in Old and In the Way, was one of the pioneers of what would come to be called New Acoustic music in the late 1970s, mixing bluegrass and jazz. Since then, a further generation of players have established themselves bringing breathtaking virtuosity to bluegrass instrumentation, but with musical influences that run far and wide. Among the bright lights are
Cso031802 Violin superstar joshua bell will perform Brahms Violin Concerto with the CincinnatiSymphony led by music director Paavo Jarvi May 2, 4 and 5 at Music Hall. http://www.cincypost.com/2002/mar/18/cso031802.html
Extractions: By Mary Ellyn Hutton, Post music writer Violin superstar Joshua Bell will perform Brahms' Violin Concerto with the Cincinnati Symphony led by music director Paavo Jarvi May 2, 4 and 5 at Music Hall. Bell, who last performed with the CSO in February 1998, replaces violinist Pamela Frank, who is recovering from a hand injury. A multiple Grammy-winner - he won for best instrumental soloist with orchestra in 2001 (Nicholas Maw Violin Concerto) - the versatile Bell is equally at home in the classical and crossover repertoire. He was a contributor to Bela Fleck's ''Perpetual Motion,'' winner of the 2002 Grammy for best classical crossover album, and has been has been a nominee in that category four times. Bell was the violinist on the Oscar-winning soundtrack of ''The Red Violin'' and is heard on the ''Iris'' soundtrack.'' A native of Bloomington, Ind., the 34-year-old Bell has a glamorous image to match his professional one. Glamour magazine chose him as one of six ''It Men of the Millennium,'' People magazine as one of its ''50 Most Beautiful People in the World,'' and he has made frequent guest appearances on television.
Extractions: V Gibson ex Hubermann Strad., A. Remarks: Julian Altman was a café violinist who is said to have stolen Hubermann this instrument from his dressing room at Carnegie Hall while Hubermann was performing on his Guarneri del Gesú. After his death in a correctional facility in Connecticut his widow gave in court contradictory versions of the theft. Altman, who played on the Gibson for nearly 50 years, was in prision not due to the theft but due to sexual abuse of his wife's grandchild.
Extractions: Bartok, Bela. London, England : Virgin Classics, p1991. CD .B292 G4S1.2-13 Listen to online copy Beethoven, Ludwig van. Violin concerto, op. 61 ; Romance for violin and orchestra, op. 40 ; Romance for violin and orchestra, op. 50 sound recording / Ludwig van Beethoven. Germany : Teldec, p1993. Listen to online copy Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827. RCA Victor Red Seal, p1992. CD .B414 S1-9 Listen to online copy Bell, Joshua, 1967- prf Contains Chausson: Poeme CD .B4338 S1.3 Listen to online copy Bell, Joshua, 1967- prf CD .B4338 S1.3 Contains Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen, op. 20 Listen to online copy Bell, Joshua, 1967- prf CD .B4338 S1.2 Contains Wieniawski: Scherzo Tarantelle, Op. 16 Bell, Joshua, 1967- prf CD .B4338 S1.3 Contains Ravel: Tzigane Listen to online copy Berg, Alban, 1885-1935. Violinkonzert = Violin concerto = Concerto pour violon / Alban Berg. Gesungene : Deutsche Grammophon, p1992. CD .B493 G4S1.1-16 Listen to online copy Berlioz, Hector, 1803-1869. Harold en Italie : op. 16 = Harold in Italien = Harold in Italy. Le carnaval
Extractions: ISSUE 134 February 27, 2003 COVER STORY SLAJO: Beyond Big Band THE BEAT SLUG's 14th Anniversary REDreviews THE ARTS Lab Theatre: 'Eve C.' Lysistrata Reading The Vagina Monologues Alex Ferguson and Jeremy Bringard Elizabeth Wurtzel, Author Joshua Bell, Violinist THE REEL 'Metropolis' Review 'The Way Home' Review 'Cradle 2 the Grave' Review Opening this Week THE R E D HERRING! What's Up theArts By Christian Gentry On Friday night, violin virtuoso extraordinaire Joshua Bell gave a knock out performance at Libby Gardner Hall. He played gracefully on the balance beam of technical prowess and genuine interpretation. His fortes were loud without being brash and his pianissimos sent quiet chills over all who watched and listened.