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Joshua Bell. Kreisler, Brahms, Paganini, Sarasate, Wieniawski.

Joshua Bell Audio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Disc 1:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Wieniawski: Variations on an original theme, Op.15Joshua Bell12:36Album Only
listen  2. Sibelius: Romance, Op.78, No.2Joshua Bell 3:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Sibelius: Mazurka, Op.81, No.1Joshua Bell 2:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Brahms: Hungarian Dance No.1 in G minor - Transcr. Joseph JoachimJoshua Bell 3:21$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Paganini: CantabileJoshua Bell 4:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Wieniawski: Scherzo-Tarantelle, Op.16Joshua Bell 4:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Bloch: Baal Shem (Nigun) - 2. Nigun (Improvisation)Joshua Bell 6:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Novacek: Perpetuum mobileJoshua Bell 2:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Schumann: Waldszenen, Op.82 - Arr. Leopold Auer - The Prophet BirdJoshua Bell 3:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Falla: La vida breve / Act 2 - Spanish Dance No.1Joshua Bell 3:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Grasse: Waves At Play (Wellenspiel)Joshua Bell 1:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Sarasate: Carmen Fantasy, Op.25 - Arr. WaxmanJoshua Bell14:31Album Only

Disc 2:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Kreisler: Praeludium and AllegroPaul Coker 5:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Kreisler: Schön RosmarinPaul Coker 1:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Kreisler: Tambourin chinoisPaul Coker 3:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Kreisler: Caprice viennois op.2Paul Coker 4:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Kreisler: La Précieuse (in the style of Louis Couperin)Paul Coker 3:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Kreisler: LiebesfreudPaul Coker 3:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Kreisler: LiebesleidPaul Coker 3:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Kreisler: La GitanaPaul Coker 3:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Kreisler: Berceuse Romantique (Caprice)Paul Coker 4:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Kreisler: Polichinelle (Sérénade)Paul Coker 1:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Kreisler: Rondino on a Theme by BeethovenPaul Coker 2:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Kreisler: Tempo di menuetto (in the style of Pugnani)Paul Coker 3:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Kreisler: Toy Soldiers' MarchPaul Coker 1:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Kreisler: Allegretto (in the style of Boccherini)Paul Coker 2:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Kreisler: Marche miniature viennoisePaul Coker 3:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Kreisler: Aucassin and Nicolette (canzonetta medievale)Paul Coker 2:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Kreisler: Menuet (in the style of Porpora)Paul Coker 3:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Kreisler: Sicilienne and Rigaudon (in the style of Francois Francoeur)Paul Coker 3:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. Kreisler: SyncopationPaul Coker 1:52$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 12, 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Decca
  • ASIN: B0007WQHVW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #71,134 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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50 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Phenomenal Maestro Joshua Bell! January 12, 2008
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Joshua Bell showed up on my TV screen, for the New Year's concert in which he was the soloist to perform popular pieces, such as those of Fritz Kreisler. I was watching him with weary, suspicious eyes. What can this young man (notice the reverse age discrimination on my part) teach me about these old popular virtuoso pieces? How can this "kid" from Indiana soothe my nostalgia for these pieces that I associate with "the good, old Europe"?
By the time the concert was over, I have found out that Joshua Bell, now Maestro Bell rather than "the kid from Indiana", not only captured, but improved these old violin favorites! I rushed immediately to order his records.
On the double CD "Violin Favourites & Virtuoso Showpieces", Maestro Bell plays Kreisler, Brahms, Paganini, Sarasate, Wieniawski and other composers.
This phenomenal violinist plays these pieces with an unprecedented elegance and sophistication. Most importantly, he does not suffocate his listeners with his emotions, but instead he offers a refined performance with lots of musical space for the listeners to put their five cents worth of musical emotions. He has completely rejected the idea of any schmaltz, which has unfortunately become a signature for many of these pieces. Instead, he concentrates upon and captures the intrinsic beauty of this music.
I must address his virtuosity. He is so phenomenal, that I think that Paganini could not do it any better. Maestro Bell, I feel, is not really interested in dazzling his audience (although it happens automatically), but is simply exploring the limits of what violin as an instrument and he as a performer can offer. His left- and right-hand pizzicatos, double stops, harmonics, and staccatos at a very fast pace, make violin sounds so much more exciting.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it September 9, 2007
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I've been listening to this at work every day and never get tired of it.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful ,beautiful May 26, 2007
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I am not a music critic nor do I "know" much about music but if you love lovely violin music you will love this.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I forget my pain while his violin sings March 20, 2008
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Dealing with pain is hard work, and slower, gentle music is very healthy for those of us dealing with disease. Consequently I'm always on the lookout for soothing sounds. Joshua's violin music is breathtaking; I forget my pain while his violin sings.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars sublime September 16, 2009
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I first discovered this whilst listening in the car in England to classic FM when they played SARASATE, Carmen Fantasy. We had arrived at our destination and we sat there for another l0 minutes while we heard the whole track. What can you say? Joshua Bell is brilliant. We bought the double CD mainly for this track, but it is all fantastic.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and Fiery June 2, 2010
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I adore Kreisler. As an amateur fiddler, I have performed Kreisler and know that his work is always invigorating to play. Joshua Bell allows his listeners the same fun hearing the music, lightly frolicking sometimes and passionately ripping through sensuous phrases other times. This is not music to "tune out" to. This is fully engaging, and for classical music lovers or Joshua Bell fans, one will not be disappointed in this album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Joshua Bell plays excellent music November 2, 2009
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I never liked violin music until I heard Joshua Bell at the Hollywood Bowl in California. Since he doesn't play there every day and his playing evokes such emotion, I bought this album. It's terrific. I would see him or hear him in a heart beat so if you really LOVE violin classical music, you will love this CD.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Virtuosity-oriented early recordings of Joshua Bell September 24, 2014
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This twofer issued by DECCA showcases in a compelling manner the quintessence of the masterful craftsmanship of Joshua Bell. Renowned for his technical wizardry and a fine musicianship as well, Bell shines here in a spectacular virtuosity –oriented repertoire for violin (accompanied by piano). From Paganini to Kreisler (to whom the second CD is entirely devoted) , and from Wieniawski to Sarasate the utterly seductive pieces spanning the romantic gamut are lined up in a consistent recital program to feature Joshua Bell. The American violinist’s ability to convey the ardent side of his musical personality is perfectly served by such an attractive repertory. On the other hand, his insightful approach serves brilliantly the music he chose to tackle here. There is in these recordings everything you could expect from a violin virtuoso: speed, accuracy, bravura, melancholy, youthful exuberance, sharp rhythms, inspirational musicality.

Note that both these CDs were recorded when Bell was a rising star (at 19 and 28, respectively), but none seems less than wondrous mementos in a magnificent world-wide career developed eventually towards the status of super-star of the classical music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended.
Bought this for my wife, who loves Joshua Bell's playing. Highly recommended.
Published 5 days ago by P. Simonson
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Published 3 months ago by AD Petisa
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant disc
Just got this and the playing is pristine. The price was great, it arrived very promptly, and I am very pleased with this purchase.
Published 4 months ago by Susan G.
4.0 out of 5 stars Second-best recording of Kreisleriana I've heard
Mr. Bell brings a precision to his performance of Kreisler's music, as well as a fair amount of emotion. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Roger Beal
5.0 out of 5 stars Joshua Bell Kreisler. Brahms, Paganini, etc.
You cannot loose when you order and enjoy the heavenly sounds by Joshua Bell on his violin. If you like violin or just sweet music, this is for you!!!
Published 7 months ago by NanAnn
5.0 out of 5 stars Joshua Bell, Kreisler, Brahms, Paganini, Sarasate, Wieniawski
Like violin music & he is a very talented artist. Able to hear the tune perfectly & can tell he is putting his all into the performance. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Anna J. Steirer
5.0 out of 5 stars Masterpiece
This is a great CD set that you must have! Joshua's performance amazes me every time I listen to it. Simply beautiful. Read more
Published on March 11, 2011 by Bigwig Y
5.0 out of 5 stars Smooth Violinist
I love the smoothness of sound that Joshua Bell has when he performs. He appears to play effortlessly. Read more
Published on January 1, 2011 by Murph
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Music by a Gifted Performer, Terrible Plastic Case
Joshua Bell's playing is simply enchanting. This recording is wonderful and I needed it as a reward after I fought the plastic case to release the two discs. Read more
Published on July 2, 2009 by Southwest Consumer
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