Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Joshua Bell review and giveaway! CLOSED

Joshua Bell's "At Home With Friends" was recently released on September 29. Some of you may or may not have heard of the Grammy Award-winning violinist. I have to be honest, that I had never heard of Joshua Bell before this opportunity, but after looking through the list of songs and the other artist involved I was excited to get my hands on a copy. Below is the album tracklist.

Album Tracklisting (Originally performed by):
I Loves You Porgy featuring Chris Botti, trumpet
Come Again featuring Sting, vocals
Oblivion featuring Carel Kraayenhof, bandoneon
Cinema Paradiso featuring Josh Groban, vocals
Para Tí featuring Tiempo Libre, various
My Funny Valentine featuring >Kristin Chenoweth, vocals
Maybe So featuring Edgar Meyer Sam Bush and Mike Marshall, strings
Grieg: Sonata No. 3 featuring Sergei Rachmaninoff (Zenph re-performance)
Eleanor Rigby featuring Frankie Moreno, piano & vocals
O, Cease Thy Maiden Fair featuring Nathan Gunn, baritone
Il Postino featuring Carel Kraayenhof, bandoneon
Left Hand Song featuring Regina Spektor, piano & vocals
Chovendo Na Roseira featuring Dave Grusin, piano
Look Away featuring Edgar Meyer, bass and Chris Thile, mandolin
Variant Moods: Duet for Sitar & Violin featuring Anoushka Shankar, sitar
I'll Take Manhattan featuring Marvin Hamlisch, piano
Left Hand featuring Regina Spektor, vocals

This beautiful music included a great mix of classical, broadway, jazz and ethnicity. One of my personal favorites was “Eleanor Rigby” featuring Fankie Moreno. I am a huge Beatles fan and love hearing how different artist portray their songs. I thought the classical twist was very relaxing and entertaining.

I think anyone who is a fan of these classic songs as well as classical music, will enjoy Joshua Bell's cd.

The Giveaway:
One winner will receive their own copy of Joshua Bell "At Home With Friends".

How to Enter:
Look at the list of songs and artist who on the cd. Tell me which song or artist you are most looking forward to hearing.

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Rules: In order to win, you must provide a valid email. I will be notifying the winner by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to me with their name and address. If this information is not received within 48 hours new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is opened US residents only.

Giveaway Ends: October 21


45+ and Aspiring said...

I love Joshua Bell. I've seen him twice in concert at Tanglewood.

I'm most curious to hear either of the 2 songs with the bandoneon, which I had to look up to see wnat it was. (It's like a concertina or a "squeezebox" with buttons.

You can e-mail me at 45andaspiring@gmail.com

katy said...

I want to hear Cinema Paradiso featuring Josh Groban. I am a Josh Groban fan.

Anonymous said...

I want to hear Left Hand featuring Regina Spektor :)

french_mk at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I'm a subscriber!

french_mk at yahoo dot com

NGS said...

I'm looking forward to hearing Kristin Chenowith on vocals. What a great voice!

tanya904 said...

I want to hear the song Cinema Paradiso featuring Josh Groban

Anonymous said...

I'm looking forward to hearing Eleanor Rigby.


Anonymous said...

I recently saw Chris Botti on
public television & was amazed
at his talent. So he's the one
I am most wanting to hear.


Anonymous said...

I am an email subscriber.


JenniferB said...

I would really like to hear him with josh groban

ejxd95 at gmail dot com

JenniferB said...

have your button on my blog sidebar under more cool blogs

Carol W. said...

I'd be anxious to hear "Eleanor Rigby".


Carol W. said...

I subscribe by email.


Amy said...

I would love to hear Sting - he's a favorite at our house.

mrsthistle at comcast dot net

sibabe64 said...

Come Again featuring Sting, vocals
would be my choice.......must be a far difference from Roxanne

purple squirrel said...

I'd be interested to hear the song with STING... not a voice that I thought was classically trained, but hearing the snippet on Amazon... Hmmmm.... could be very interesting!

BTW, I first heard of Joshua Bell through a link to this article..http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/04/04/AR2007040401721.html