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Vladimir Jurowski and Joshua Bell perform Mendelssohn : Violin Concerto in E minor

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We all recall the strange experiment Joshua Bell subjected himself to on January 12th, 2007, for the Washington Post: For forty-five minutes, he played in a public place, during the rush hour, and in the end only collected 32 dollars in his hat. No one had paid him any attention. Yet, a Joshua Bell concert is a landmark event. Especially when he performs on his Stradivarius from 1713, the Violin concerto in E minor by Mendelssohn, for which he has composed his own cadenza. In a recent interview he said, "I believe I am the only person to play a different cadenza to Mendelssohn's... We are a little too obsessed by the authentic interpretation.

Program of the concert

Mikhaïl Glinka
Valse-Fantaisie
Felix Mendelssohn
Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
Franz Schubert
Overture in the Italian style
Symphony No.3

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Broadcast date : Dec. 17, 2010, 7 p.m.

Musical forms : Concerto, Symphony, Overture

Duration : 02 h 00 min
Location : Cité de la musique (Paris, France)
Production date : 2010



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