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Concerts

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November 4, 2007 The violinist takes his famous Stradivarius to Spivey Hall to play a Sonata by Saint-Saens.

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January 5, 2007 Grammy Award-winning violinist gives an intimate and passionate recital with pianist Jeremy Denk.

Studio Sessions

"I've thought to myself often listening to some classical works: 'I think I want to make a couple million dollars and turn that into a pop song,'" Joshua Bell (right) says, laughing. "There's a lot of untapped potential there."

May 17, 2013 Connect the dots between classical music and standards with the dynamic violin-and-piano duo.

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October 19, 2005 The violinist stops by NPR to perform the "Melodie" as well as a sampling of Sarasate.

Interviews & Profiles

Violinist Joshua Bell conducts the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields by doing what comes naturally to him. The celebrated soloist is also the London orchestra's music director.

February 18, 2013 The acclaimed soloist leads a venerable orchestra through two beloved pieces.

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April 24, 2012 Bell, the onetime violin prodigy, has taken over the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields.

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Joshua Bell revisits the classic Violin Sonata by Cesar Franck on his new album.

January 16, 2012 The violinist compares two recordings he made, 20-plus years apart, of the Franck Violin Sonata.

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Discover Songs

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December 9, 2007 Ned Wharton has surveyed the music of 2007, and offers these suggestions for your shopping list.

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January 19, 2007 Gorgeous string pop from The Frames; Brooklyn's dream pop group Mahogany; The otherworldly rock ...

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News

Does this mean Josh Bell will start using "There She Is, Miss America" as an encore?

August 14, 2013 Violinist and conductor Joshua Bell is going to be joining Lance Bass and a Shark Tank judge.

Conductor Valery Gergiev leads the National Youth Orchestra through its first rehearsal with the maestro, at Purchase College outside New York City.

July 13, 2013 The country's best teen musicians are going on tour, with top-notch training and some famous help.

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Domingo Pl — er, Placido Domingo.

May 4, 2012 A transposed tenor and an inspiring tour: all the classical music news that's fit to link.

All the classical music news that's fit to link.

May 27, 2011 Opera, opera, opera and ... Justin Timberlake: your weekly roundup of classical music news.

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February 22, 2009 Andy Trudeau discusses the Oscar nominees for Best Original Score. Hear samples from all five.

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Voice of the Violin

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  • Album: Voice of the Violin
  • Artist: Joshua Bell
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Romance of the Violin

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  • Album: Romance of the Violin
  • Artist: Joshua Bell
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  • Released: 2003
 

Joshua Bell Conducts Beethoven Symphonies No. 4 & 7

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  • Released: 2013
 

French Impressions

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  • Album: French Impressions
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  • Released: 2012
 

Chausson: Concert; Ravel: Piano Trio; Fauré, Debussy, Franck: Violin Sonatas

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  • Album: Chausson: Concert; Ravel: Piano Trio; Fauré, Debussy, Franck: Violin Sonatas
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  • Label: Decca
  • Released: 2005
 

Traffic & Weather

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  • Artist: Fountains of Wayne
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Hey Hey My My Yo Yo

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Essential Capitol Collection

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  • Artist: Keely Smith
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Corigliano: The Red Violin Concerto; Violin Sonata

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  • Album: Corigliano: The Red Violin Concerto; Violin Sonata
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P.D.Q. Bach: The Jekyll & Hyde Tour

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Rose Window

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  • Album: Rose Window
  • Artist: Linn Barnes and Allison Hampton
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  • Released: 2007
 

Proof of Youth

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Essential Joshua Bell

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Beethoven Violin Concerto

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  • Released: 2002