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17 April 2013

Lenny’s Serenade
The first piece Joshua Bell ever performed on his current violin, the 1713 Huberman Stradivarius? Bernstein’s Serenade. As the violinist tells Forbes, he played it at Royal Albert Hall in 2001 just four hours after stumbling on the Strad in a London shop, “which you usually wouldn’t want to do after knowing an instrument for four hours, but I was so in love with it, I just didn’t want to play on anything else,” He also recorded the work that year for 
Bell returns to Bernstein’s Serenade (after Plato’s Symposium) this week with the Philharmonic, conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert. 
(Photo: Chris Lee)

Lenny’s Serenade

The first piece Joshua Bell ever performed on his current violin, the 1713 Huberman Stradivarius? Bernstein’s Serenade. As the violinist tells Forbes, he played it at Royal Albert Hall in 2001 just four hours after stumbling on the Strad in a London shop, “which you usually wouldn’t want to do after knowing an instrument for four hours, but I was so in love with it, I just didn’t want to play on anything else,” He also recorded the work that year for

Bell returns to Bernstein’s Serenade (after Plato’s Symposium) this week with the Philharmonic, conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert. 

(Photo: Chris Lee)

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  1. suspend-suspend-is-your-friend reblogged this from nyphil
  2. philcatelinet reblogged this from nyphil and added:
    My favorite part of the story is that he “stumbled on the Strad in a London shop.” I assume they mean a violin shop,...
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  5. ravel1216 reblogged this from nyphil and added:
    Thats what I call ” falling in love”.
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    Can we just stop and look for a moment?
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