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WRTI considers the slow movement of Robert Schumann's Violin Concerto with Joshua Bell

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With a career spanning more than 30 years as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist and conductor, Joshua Bell is one of the most celebrated violinists of his era. An exclusive Sony Classical artist, Bell has recorded more than 40 CDs garnering Grammy, Mercury, Gramophone and Echo Klassik awards and is recipient of the Avery Fisher Prize. Named the Music Director of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields in 2011, he is the only person to hold this post since Sir Neville Marriner formed the orchestra in 1958. In September 2016, Sony Classical releases Bell's newest album, For the Love of Brahms, with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist Jeremy Denk.

Symphonies and concertos are composed to be performed in their entirety, but sometimes individual movements take on lives of their own. WRTI: Philadelphia - Susan Lewis considers the slow movement of Robert Schumann's Violin Concerto with violinist Joshua Bell. Then Bell talks with Lewis about Brahms, friendship, and Bell's CD "For the Love of Brahms."  LISTEN