Sony Classical has this month announced the release of American superstar violinist Joshua Bell‘s new album: Bruch: Scottish Fantasy.
Lead and performed by Joshua with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, the disc features Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy and Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor.
“This is the way I like to make music these days … where I am conducting and playing …” Joshua has told The Violin Channel.
“It’s like chamber music, and I think it affects the sound of the concerto … it’s more visceral … ” he has said.
“My father’s family were from Scotland, and I grew up hearing stories about how my great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather fought in the Black Watch in Scotland … my dad was proud of his Scottish heritage, and this connection makes the melodies in Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy even more meaningful to me.”
Bruch: Scottish Fantasy
Joshua Bell, Violin/Director
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Release Date: June 22nd, 2018