Joshua Bell - Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto (2005/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/176.4 kHz | Time - 51:24 minutes | 1.61 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet
Familiarity usually breeds contempt, but in music, overexposure most often leads to indifference: attempts to revive a tired warhorse like Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D major may attract the attention of specialists, but jaded listeners are unlikely to get excited over yet another acclaimed release and may pass it by without a thought. But when Joshua Bell performs – nay, resuscitates – the concerto, with the superb backing of Michael Tilson Thomas and the Berlin Philharmonic, listeners should take notice. Granted, nothing new has been discovered in the score, and there's nothing especially revelatory about the restored cuts in the Finale, which Bell finds significant.