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Joshua Bell

June 11, 2009

Bell and the Maiden

Franz Schubert's "Death and the Maiden" began its life as a song. Schubert later turned that song into a string quartet, and Gustav Mahler subsequently arranged it for string orchestra. On today's show, violinist Joshua Bell joins the violin section of the UBS Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, and leads them in a performance of Schubert's "Death and the Maiden," from California's Festival del Sole.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Fritz Kreisler
    "Caprice Viennois"
    Violinist Joshua Bell and pianist Paul Coker
  • Manuel de Falla
    Vivace from Harpsichord Concerto
    Harpsichordist Veronique Carrot with the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra and conductor Christian Zacharias
    Metropole Hall, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Johann Friedrich Fasch
    Overture from Concerto in F ("Konzertsatz")
    Tempesta di Mare
    St. Mark's Church, Philadelphia
  • Franz Schubert
    Quartet in D Minor, D. 810 ("Death and the Maiden")
    Violinist and conductor Joshua Bell with the UBS Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra
    Festival del Sole, Napa Valley, California

hour 2

  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Adagio from Triple Concerto in A Minor, BWV 1044
    Flutist Alison Mitchell, pianist Angela Hewitt, and violinist and conductor Richard Tognetti with the Australian Chamber Orchestra
  • Jean-Philippe Rameau
    Suite from "Dardanus"
    Violinist and conductor Richard Tognetti with the Australian Chamber Orchestra
    Lobero Theatre, Santa Barbara, California
  • Anton Bruckner
    Adagio from Quintet in F
    Members of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
    Alice Tully Hall, New York City
  • Eric Whitacre
    "Water Night"
    The St. Olaf College Choir with conductor Eric Whitacre
    Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis
  • John Adams
    "On the Dominant Divide," from "Grand Pianola Music"
    Pianists Franklin Gross and Jim James, singers Diana Brown, Annie Byrom, and Holly Dalrymple with the University of Texas Wind Ensemble and conductor Jerry Junkin
    Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas
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