violin http://nhpr.org en Violinist Joshua Bell: 'French Impressions,' Yesterday And Today http://nhpr.org/post/violinist-joshua-bell-french-impressions-yesterday-and-today When Joshua Bell was 21, he recorded an iconic piece of chamber music for piano and violin — the Sonata in A major by Cesar Franck. Today, Bell is 44 and he's recorded it again. It's on his new album, <em>French Impressions</em>, with pianist Jeremy Denk.<p><em>All Things Considered</em> host Robert Siegel invited Bell to listen to his old recording for a little session of compare-and-contrast.<p>"Do you hear the same violinist?" Siegel asks, after playing for Bell the opening bars of his 1989 recording.<p>"It's not as bad as I thought it was," Bell says. Mon, 16 Jan 2012 19:53:00 +0000 NPR Staff 1431 at http://nhpr.org Violinist Joshua Bell: 'French Impressions,' Yesterday And Today