Joshua Bell © Richard Ashcroft
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra / Bell / Harding
19:30 – ca. 22:15
The Franco-Belgian school of violin-playing
The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra under Daniel Harding, in combination with Joshua Bell, explore how the violin concerto went on to develop on its way into the 20th century. Bell feels an allegiance to the Franco-Belgian school of violin-playing. After all, he studied with a pupil of Ysaÿe, Josef Gingold. Fittingly, he will perform Chausson’s expressive musical portrait, «Poème», which was composed for Eugène Ysaÿe in 1896. And as Bell also admits that «Ravel is one of my favourite composer», he will also perform the Frenchman’s brilliant concert rhapsody «Tzigane» dating from 1924. It is via his connection with different styles and composers that Bell aims to achieve a «sincerity in music», which he feels is essential to an interpretation.