Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with Joshua Bell

In this episode of the ASMF Podcast, Music Director Joshua Bell lifts the lid on the secrets of Tchaikovsky’s hugely popular Violin Concerto, ahead of his tour of the United States with the orchestra in March 2016. Bell and the Academy gave a groundbreaking, unconducted performance of the concerto in London in 2015, a feat which will be repeated on this tour.

Musical extracts heard in this episode are from Joshua’s recording of the concerto with Michael Tilson Thomas and the Berlin Philharmonic in 2005, reproduced here with the kind permission of Sony (available here). Joshua Bell appears courtesy of Sony Classical.