French Impressions: Joshua Bell and Jeremy Denk Interview and Performance
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Violinist Joshua Bell and pianist Jeremy Denk join WQXR's Elliott Forrest at 8 pm Tuesday, Jan. 10, to preview their new recording, French Impressions, which was released this week.
The album is a debut of sorts: it is Bell’s first sonata recording since he signed with Sony Classical in 1996, as well as his first full album with Denk, Bell’s longtime collaborator and a rising star in his own right.
In a wide-ranging and lively conversation, Bell and Denk talk about their musical journeys, the problem they have with program notes and the projects each is pursuing as a soloist. Bell and Denk also play two selections from French Impressions: the Cesar Franck Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano and the famous “blues” movement from Maurice Ravel’s Violin Sonata.