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Mendelssohn, Beethoven: Violin Concertos

Mendelssohn, Beethoven: Violin Concertos

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by Joshua Bell
Bell's readings of both works are strong and distinctive.


Bell's readings of both works are strong and distinctive.

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  1. Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
  2. Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61

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Mendelssohn, Beethoven: Violin Concertos 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I strongly recommend this even if you have one of the other recordings of these two warhorses in your library. Bell misses none of these works' high points and plays with joy and panache. His original cadenzas alone are worth the price of the CD. The way he morphs one of the themes of the first movement of the Beethoven into a few bars of the 'Moonlight' Sonata is magic. So few artists do their own cadenzas nowadays that it's a real treat to hear a musician with the guts to take the chance and put him/herself out on that high, windy limb and make a personal statement out of it. My only reservation is against Roger Norrington's rather 'stiff' direction of the orchestra.