Wednesday, February 29, 2012

French Impressions (Joshua Bell, violin; Jeremy Denk, piano)

"It’s become more and more common for big classical artists to celebrate new albums with intimate recitals at off-the-beaten-track downtown spaces, and the brilliant violinist Mr. Bell and the searching pianist Mr. Denk accordingly arrive at the City Winery to introduce 'French Impressions,' a disc of sonatas by Saint-Saëns, Franck and Ravel. Mr. Denk’s sustained collaboration with Mr. Bell, one of the industry’s marquee names, was a major part of his rise to prominence in the last few years. This is their first recital album together, and it’s always a pleasure to see these two fine artists perform" (Zachary Woolfe, "Classical Music/Opera Listings," New York Times, 1/5/12).
View catalog record here!