舒曼：小提琴协奏曲 - 第二乐章：缓慢
专辑由小提琴家贝尔（Joshua Bell） 与他的好友，大提琴家伊瑟利斯（Steven Isserlis） 主奏，并邀请钢琴家丹克（Jeremy Denk）及圣马丁学会管弦乐团共参与演出。而贝尔则自2011年起担任圣马丁学会管弦乐团的音乐总监。
专辑中收录布拉姆斯与舒曼的作品，贝尔称之为「关於爱与友谊的音乐」（music about love and friendship ）。这些作品闪耀著布拉姆斯与他的音乐导师舒曼，以及他们共同的友人 - 小提琴家姚阿幸，三人之间的深厚情谊。专辑的三部作品便在这样的友谊驱动下创作而生。
《B大调钢琴三重奏，作品8 》是布拉姆斯第一首出版的室内乐作品，1854年的版本更少人演奏，曲中充满了对舒曼与其妻克拉拉的爱。而《A小调小提琴与大提琴双协奏曲，作品102》则是布拉姆斯最后一部大型的管弦乐作品。较少听闻的舒曼《小提琴协奏曲》则选录了其中的第二乐章：「缓慢」（Langsam ）。
舒曼的《小提琴协奏曲》是贝尔特别钟爱的作品，尤其是它的第二乐章。专辑收录的是布烈顿为1958年的阿德堡音乐节（Aldeburgh Festival ）所作的改编版。原本第二乐章与第三乐章之间并没有停顿，而是连续演奏。为了让第二乐章独立演出，布烈顿并加上一个简短的 「小尾奏」（codetta）。
布拉姆斯之爱 / 约夏．贝尔
For the Love of Brahms / Joshua Bell
演出者：依瑟利斯 Steven Isserlis
张数：1 张 - 1CD
1 I. Allegro
2 II. Andante
3 III. Vivace non troppo
4 Schumann: Violin Concerto in D Minor, WoO 23: II. Langsam (codetta by Benjamin Britten)
Brahms: Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8 (1854 Version)
5 Allegro con moto - Tempo un poco più Moderato
6 Scherzo: Allegro molto - Trio: Più lento - Tempo primo
7 Adagio non troppo - Allegro - Tempo primo
8 Finale: Allegro molto agitato - Un poco più lento - Tempo primo
Release Date September 30, 2016
Styles Chamber Music Concerto
Recording DateJanuary 23, 2016 - January 24, 2016
AllMusic Review by James Manheim [-]
Heartland American violinist Joshua Bell and cellist Steven Isserlis have known each other for many years and have often performed together. This release, spearheaded by Bell in his post as music director of the venerable Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, is a bit unwieldy, but has moments that make it worth the time and money of Bell fans especially. The three works, loosely linked by the concept described in the title, have their background abundantly described by Isserlis in the booklet. The Double Concerto for violin and cello in A minor, Op. 102, is conducted by Bell from the violin. There are moments that show his star quality, contrasting nicely with the detailed, concentrated approach of Isserlis, and the relatively small size of the Academy probably approximates the way Brahms imagined the work. There are smoother versions of this curiously restrained, deliberate work, however. In the slow movement of the Schumann Violin Concerto in D minor, WoO 23, Isserlis takes an orchestral cello line as a solo for no very good reason. The album finishes strongly, however, with the original 1854 version of the Piano Trio in B major, Op. 8, which Brahms reworked in 1889 but did not, as Isserlis points out, discard (and he discarded plenty of other music). It's a passionate, tumultuous work of Brahms' youth, and Isserlis and Bell come together with pianist Jeremy Denk to make the best possible case for it. Sample the "Scherzo" with its daring rhythmic shift to waltz, and hear Bell's way with the expressive violin parts of the outer movements, and you'll come to understand Brahms' ambivalent attitude toward this early work. The 1854 version of the work is less often recorded than the 1889 reworking, and a fine, stirring performance of it is reason enough to pay the admission price here.
For the Love of Brahms is the new joint release by Academy Music Director Joshua Bell and cellist Steven Isserlis, made on the back of our January 2016 tour of the UK and Europe.
With works by Brahms and his mentor Schumann, a theme of love and friendship runs through the album, which also features Bell and Isserlis’ own close friend, Jeremy Denk, on piano. Brahms’ final orchestral work – the Double Concerto for violin and cello – was written as a gesture of reconciliation towards his former friend, the famed violinist Joseph Joachim, and forms the focal point of the album. His first published chamber work, the Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8 is heard here in its rarely performed original 1854 version. Full of the passion and ardour of Brahms’ youth, it contains subtle hints at his developing feelings for Clara Schumann which were erased in the revised version heard more often today. The album is completed by the slow movement of Schumann’s own Violin Concerto, recorded in an arrangement with codetta by Benjamin Britten for the very first time, which was first performed in 1958 as an Elegy in memory of Britten’s own close friend, legendary British horn player Dennis Brain, who had tragically died in a car crash the previous year.
1. Double Concerto in A Minor, Op. 102 for Violin, Cello and Orchestra: Double Concerto in A Minor, Op. 102 for Violin, Cello and Orchestra: I.
2. Double Concerto in A Minor, Op. 102 for Violin, Cello and Orchestra: Double Concerto in A Minor, Op. 102 for Violin, Cello and Orchestra: II.
3. Double Concerto in A Minor, Op. 102 for Violin, Cello and Orchestra: Double Concerto in A Minor, Op. 102 for Violin, Cello and Orchestra: III. Vivace non troppo
4. Violin Concerto in D Minor, WoO 23: II. Langsam (coda by Benjamin Britten)
5. Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8 (1854 Version): Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8 (1854 Version): Allegro con moto – Tempo un poco più Moderato
6. Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8 (1854 Version): Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8 (1854 Version): Scherzo: Allegro molto – Trio: Più lento – Tempo primo
7. Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8 (1854 Version): Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8 (1854 Version): Adagio non troppo – Allegro – Tempo primo
8. Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8 (1854 Version): Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8 (1854 Version): Finale: Allegro molto agitato – Un poco più lento – Tempo primo