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Josh Bell or Sarah Chang?

Postby Bflatminor » Sun Oct 26, 2003 4:04 pm

Who do ya'll think is a better player, Josh Bell, or Sarah Chang? I have lisened to many cd's of both, but I still don't know who is better. Could ya'll help me?
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Re: Josh Bell or Sarah Chang?

Postby shostakovich » Sun Oct 26, 2003 4:53 pm

Only you can decide that for yourself, if you care to. I like 'em both, and don't find any reason to choose. It might be more reasonable to compare performances of the same work by the two. But Sarah will probably prefer hers, and Joshua his. Then all you have to do is break the tie.
I know this is not the answer you're looking for, but think about it.
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Re: Josh Bell or Sarah Chang?

Postby bignaf » Sun Oct 26, 2003 5:25 pm

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Re: Josh Bell or Sarah Chang?

Postby Nicole Marie » Mon Oct 27, 2003 5:10 pm

Midori. Hilary Hahn.
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Re: Josh Bell or Sarah Chang?

Postby Shapley » Mon Oct 27, 2003 5:53 pm

Gilles Apap. When he's not fiddling around he's quite good!

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Re: Josh Bell or Sarah Chang?

Postby EJA » Mon Oct 27, 2003 6:16 pm

Frankly, I generally do not care for Joshua Bell's playing. I just find it to be sub-par. There's no doubt that he's a good violinist (much better than I, but that's true of almost anyone worthy of the title, "violinist"), but he never seems to quite great. It often seems that he's too preoccupied with the technical demands of a piece (i.e., he doesn't practice it sufficiently) to put feeling into it. I think Gil Shahan, Nigel Kennedy, Midori, and Hillary Hahn are all better violinists than he. I'd also predict that Leila Josefecowiz will be a better violinist with experience and increase reportoire. I remain of the opinion that Anne-Sophie Mutter is the greatest living violinist, though Perlmann could be if he were to invest the practice time (I don't blame him for moving on to other things; he was the greatest in the '80s and '90s). I can't render an opinion about Sarah Chang because I haven't heard enough of her playing.
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Re: Josh Bell or Sarah Chang?

Postby bignaf » Mon Oct 27, 2003 10:54 pm

yes, Mutter. I just heard her in Penderecki's 2nd concerto Metamorphosen. one of the greatest works of the last 2 decades! written for her.
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Re: Josh Bell or Sarah Chang?

Postby Austin » Fri Oct 31, 2003 12:51 pm

I have seen Sarah Chang perform with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Although there is no comparison between live and recorded, I fell in love with her performance. She put her soul and her passion into what she obviously loves.
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Re: Josh Bell or Sarah Chang?

Postby Shapley » Fri Oct 31, 2003 1:13 pm

Austin,

Welcome the Forum!

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Re: Josh Bell or Sarah Chang?

Postby audiogirl » Fri Oct 31, 2003 2:14 pm

I have CD's of most of these folks, and although they're not playing the same thing, I much prefer Midori's style. Her recordings seem to sound a little more effortless than the rest.

P.S. Grammar deputies, I couldn't think of a good way to say this---a little more effortless? Supply better words if you wish.

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Re: Josh Bell or Sarah Chang?

Postby treebeau » Fri Oct 31, 2003 4:58 pm

The only problem with Sarah Chang is that an hour later you want to hear her play again.

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Re: Josh Bell or Sarah Chang?

Postby Shapley » Fri Oct 31, 2003 5:13 pm

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Re: Josh Bell or Sarah Chang?

Postby shostakovich » Fri Oct 31, 2003 10:12 pm

Cute, Tim.

"more effortless" = "effortlesser"
What about "less effortful"?
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Re: Josh Bell or Sarah Chang?

Postby barfle » Sat Nov 01, 2003 4:58 pm

Easier? Maybe "more at ease?" (sorry Aaron)

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