🔊 Tchaikovsky VC 1st movt
Performed by Joshua Bell @joshuabellmusic.
Here, Joshua Bell performs on his 1713 Gibson ex Huberman Stradivarius.
Joshua performs with the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America under the baton of Maestro Valery Gergiev. Recorded live at the 2013 BBC Proms in London.
Stay tuned for the next post to hear Joshua Bell play a solo piece on this Strad:)
Joshua Bell comments on his violin, Part 1 of 2.
Known as the Gibson ex Huberman, the revered instrument came into my life one fateful day during the summer of 2001; I was in London, getting ready to play a ‘Proms’ concert at the Royal Albert Hall and decided to stop by the famous violin shop J & A Beare to pick up some strings.
As I entered the shop, Charles Beare was just coming out of the back room with a stunning violin in hand. He told me that it was the famous Huberman Strad, and of course I was instantly intrigued.I soon learned all of the known details of the violin’s remarkable history, which is complete with twists and turns to rival the film that I had only recently finished working on – The Red Violin.
Believed to be one of only five or six instruments made in 1713 by Antonio Stradivari in Cremona, Italy, the violin has belonged to many, including the English violinist George Alfred Gibson. But it was its connection to Bronislaw Huberman that I found particularly fascinating and somewhat personal.
Watch out for the next post to continue reading what Joshua Bell has to say on his violin😀