Violinist Joshua Bell is all over WQXR this week, including our Showdown.
Tuesday evening, WQXR brought you Bell and pianist Jeremy Denk discussing and performing music from French Impressions, their new album of violin sonatas. French Impressions is also this week’s featured album.
In that same spirit, today’s Showdown offered the opportunity to hear Bell in one of three works for violin and orchestra with a French connection. Leading all morning with a little more than 50 perecnet was Camille Saint-Saens’ Violin Concerto No. 3. We played it at noon.
Camille Saint-Saens: Violin Concerto No. 3
Ernest Chausson: Poeme, Op. 25
Edouard Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole