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Great soloists & ASMF come together For the Love of Brahms / The Strad

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Joshua Bell's third disc as music director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields sees him team up with cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist Jeremy Denk. In the ‘Double' Concerto, Isserlis's playing is often more understated than Bell's and less imbued with Romantic rhetoric, but it's the cellist who nevertheless often draws in the ear with his mellow, natural approach. Both musicians manage to capture a sense of rhapsodic fantasy, with fluid, free-running phrasing and easy conversational interweaving that befits leading players who have been collaborating for almost 30 years.

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