Voice Of The Violin

Voice Of The Violin

by Joshua BellJoshua Bell

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Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/05/2006
Label: Sony
UPC: 0827969777923
catalogNumber: 97779
Rank: 39437

Tracks

  1. Vocalise, instrumental arrangement, Op. 34/14
  2. Ellens Gesang III ("Ave Maria"), song for voice & piano, D. 839 (Op. 52
  3. Pourquoi me réveiller? (Why do you wake me?)
  4. Après un rêve ("Dans un sommeil"), song for voice & piano, Op. 7/1
  5. Song to the Moon
  6. Laudate Dominum (Praise the Lord)
  7. None but the lonely heart, song for voice & piano, Op. 6/6
  8. Una furtiva lagrima (A furtive tear)
  9. In trutina (in the balance)
  10. May Breezes
  11. Beau soir ("Lorsque au soleil couchant les rivières sont roses"), song
  12. Estrellita for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  13. Nana
  14. Je crois entendre encore (I still can hear)
  15. Morgen ("Und morgen wird die Sonne wieder scheinen"), song for voice &

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
Grace Kristopher Row   Producer
James Kessler   Arranger

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