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Joshua Bell & Sam Haywood play Arizona's Mesa Arts Center / KBAQ interview

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Violinist Joshua Bell is one of the most acclaimed classical musicians of today. With over 40 albums he now takes on the great violin repertoire of Bach on his new Sony Classical CD of the same name. Recorded with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Bell performs Bach's Violin Concertos No. 1 and No. 2, along with an arrangement of Chaconne fron - Partita No. 2, adapted from Mendelssohn's piano accompaniment, the Gavotte en Rondeau from Partita No. 3 for solo violin, using Schumann's accompaniment, and the universally beloved 'Air on the G string'.

KBAQ: Tempe AZ - Sterling Beeaff sat down with Bell to discuss the album and the upcoming tour that includes pianist Sam Haywood. The pair are in town to play Arizona's Mesa Arts Center on Wednesday, February 25 with a performance of Brahms, Beethoven, Bartok and Grieg.