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Joshua Bell

Weekend of August 20, 2011

Joshua Bell at Aspen, Then and Now

Violinist Joshua Bell remembers being a 15-year-old student at the Aspen Music Festival and School, and how it changed his life. He'll tell the story, and we'll hear Gil Shaham, Cho-Liang Lin, Ingrid Fliter, and others share their Aspen memories. And from the Aspen Music Festival, Joshua Bell joins the Aspen Chamber Symphony to play the Violin Concerto by Felix Mendelssohn.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • John Corigliano
    Victoria's Departure, from the Red Violin
    Joshua Bell, violin, the Philharmonia Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Fourth movement from Flute Sonata in E, BWV 1035
    Marina Piccinini, flute, the Brasil Guitar Duo
    Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, Colorado
  • Felix Mendelssohn
    Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64
    Joshua Bell, violin, the Aspen Chamber Symphony, Nicholas McGegan, conductor
    Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, Colorado
  • David Maslanka
    Third movement from Quintet No. 2
    The Bergen Woodwind Quintet
    Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio, St. Paul

hour 2

  • Felix Mendelssohn
    Song Without Words, Op. 109
    Alisa Weilerstein, cello, Vivian Hornik Weilerstein, piano
  • Francis Poulenc
    Two movements from Clarinet Sonata
    Anton Dressler, clarinet, Ingrid Fliter, piano
    Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, Colorado
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    Piano Sonata No. 18 in E-flat, Op. 31, No. 3
    Inon Barnatan, piano
    Aspen Music Festival, Aspen Colorado
  • Sergei Prokofiev
    Third movement from Violin Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 63
    Robyn Bollinger, violin, the Aspen Concert Orchestra, Joshua Weilerstein, conductor
    Aspen Music Festival, Aspen Colorado
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