Voice Of The Violin

( 7 )

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Scott Paulin
After the chart-topping success of Joshua Bell's Romance of the Violin, a sequel was surely inevitable. But Voice of the Violin isn't just another array of classical favorites lusciously arranged for solo violin. If anything, it outdoes the first installment in beauty and charm, showing off Bell's ravishing lyrical tone in melodies that were first composed for the human voice. Bell's instrument can impersonate the passion of the operatic tenor exceptionally so in "Una furtiva lagrima" from Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore, and it can also sing the soprano's song the enraptured "Song to the Moon," for example, from Dvorák's Rusalka. The orchestral arrangements are nearly as ...
See more details below
CD
$9.49
BN.com price
(Save 5%)$9.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (CD)
  • All (10) from $5.60   
  • New (8) from $5.60   
  • Used (2) from $7.99   

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Scott Paulin
After the chart-topping success of Joshua Bell's Romance of the Violin, a sequel was surely inevitable. But Voice of the Violin isn't just another array of classical favorites lusciously arranged for solo violin. If anything, it outdoes the first installment in beauty and charm, showing off Bell's ravishing lyrical tone in melodies that were first composed for the human voice. Bell's instrument can impersonate the passion of the operatic tenor exceptionally so in "Una furtiva lagrima" from Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore, and it can also sing the soprano's song the enraptured "Song to the Moon," for example, from Dvorák's Rusalka. The orchestral arrangements are nearly as subtle and sensitive as Bell's playing, yet one standout number strips away the symphony, pairing the violinist simply and eloquently with pianist Frederic Chiu for a heartfelt rendition of Debussy's song "Beau Soir." Another exceptional performance comes when the human voice finally appears in its own right -- and in the person of diva du jour Anna Netrebko, no less. Her radiant duet with Bell on the Richard Strauss song "Morgen!" is worth the price of admission on its own.
Gramophone - Harriet Smith
The playing is unfailingly exquisite.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/5/2006
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 827969777923
  • Catalog Number: 97779
  • Sales rank: 4,865

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Joshua Bell Primary Artist, Violin
Orchestra of St. Luke's Performing Ensemble
Scott Kuney Guitar
Michael Stern Conductor
Anna Netrebko Soprano (Vocal)
Frederic Chiu Piano
Technical Credits
Georges Bizet Composer
Gaetano Donizetti Composer
Manuel de Falla Composer
Jascha Heifetz Arranger
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Composer
Carl Orff Composer
Franz Schubert Composer
Richard Strauss Composer
Joshua Bell Arranger, Liner Notes
Claude Debussy Composer
J.A.C. Redford Arranger
Manuel Ponce Composer
Grace Row Producer
Charles Harbutt Engineer
Roxanne Slimak Art Direction
James Kessler Arranger
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 7 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(7)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 7 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Relaxing

    Easy to listen to and very relaxing.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted October 1, 2010

    To Experience "The Voice Of The Violin"

    At times, the music felt like an experience of watching a story unfold up on the silver screen or the performance of a Beautiful Dance. There's no dialogue. Each expression and movement are convey through their musical score.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Voice of the Violin

    There is a wonderful selection of songs in this CD. I listen to it often while I'm preparing dinner. My favorite song is "Estrellita". I would definitely recommend this CD to my friends.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Joshua Bell is amazing

    Bell has truly found the voice of the violin! Impressive as usual.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2008

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 7 Customer Reviews