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May 24, 2011

Joshua Bell Plays Grieg

What could be more exciting for a musician than playing concertos with the world's great orchestras? Ask Joshua Bell that question, and he'll tell you: playing chamber music. Bell says there's nothing he likes better than making chamber music, taking an audience through an entire two-hour musical journey. He sets aside time in his schedule every year for a big recital tour. In today's show, we'll hear a highlight from this year's tour, a violin sonata by Edvard Grieg.

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hour 1

  • Fritz Kreisler
    Aucassin and Nicolette, and Schon Rosmarin
    Joshua Bell, violin, Paul Coker, piano
  • Samuel Barber
    Symphony No. 1 in One Movement, Op. 9
    The Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Peter Oundjian, conductor
    Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto, Ontario
  • Edvard Grieg
    Sonata No. 2 in G for Violin and Piano, Op. 13
    Joshua Bell, violin, Sam Haywood, piano
    Dvorak Hall, Prague, Czech Republic
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hour 2

  • Antonin Dvorak
    Sorrowful Reverie, from Poetic Tone Pictures, Op. 85
    Vassily Primakov, piano
  • Franz Schubert
    Third movement from Quintet in C for Strings, D. 956
    The Juilliard String Quartet, Bernard Greenhouse, cello
    Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio, St. Paul
  • Leo Brouwer
    Flight of the Lovers Through the Valley of Echoes, from the Black Decameron
    Jason Vieaux, guitar
    92nd Street Y, New York City
  • Antonin Dvorak
    Symphony No. 8 in G, Op. 88
    The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, Gerd Albrecht, conductor
    The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
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