Joshua Bell, violin; Frederic Chiu, pianoSpring in Winter: Two longtime friends—violinist Joshua Bell and pianist Frederic Chiu—come back to the studio this week for music that gives each artist's celebrated virtuosity free reign. They begin with the joyous "Spring" sonata, one of Beethoven's most beloved and infectiously hopeful works. Next, two shorter works of Tchaikovsky reveal the performers' exquisite sense of line and timing. And the program concludes with Pablo de Sarasate's Introduction et Tarantelle, a dazzling work which in Mr. Bell's hands affirms again why he's a violinist cherished the world over.
MUSIC PLAYED IN THE PROGRAM
- Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata for violin and piano No. 5 in F major, Op. 24, "Spring"
- Pyotr Tchaikovsky: "Souvenir of a Beloved Place" Meditation in d minor. Op. 42, No. 1
- Pyotr Tchaikovsky: Melodie, Op. 42, No. 3
- Pablo de Sarasate: Introduction et Tarantelle, Op. 43
LINKS AND RESOURCES
Artist profile: Joshua Bell, violin; Frederic Chiu, piano