Friday, January 16, 2009

Barber Walton: Violin Concertos
Penguin Guide: ***
Samuel Barber William Walton Ernest Bloch (Composers)
David Zinman (Conductors)
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (Orchestra)
Audio CD (2006)
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Decca 475 7710

"Joshua Bell's coupling of the Barber Violin Concerto with Walton and Bloch brings together three highly romantic concertante works.

Bell gives a commanding account of the solo part, even matching Heifetz himself in the ease of his virtuosity ... the rapt intensity of his playing is magnetic." (Gramophone)
"Joshua Bell's passionate playing in the Barber, full of tender poetry, is well matched by the excellent orchestra, ripely and brilliantly recorded." (The Penguin Guide)

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