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Classical Classroom

Classical Classroom, Episode 182: Fantastic Bell – Joshua Bell on Max Bruch’s “Scottish Fantasy”

If it’s not Scottish, what is it??


Joshua Bell. Photo courtesy of his website.


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Sometimes composers just make stuff up. That is the lesson that Grammy-winning, super duper famous violinist Joshua Bell teaches in this episode of Classical Classroom. He also talks about how this is not just okay – it can be great, as it is in the piece “Scottish Fantasy” by composer Max Bruch. Learn about who Bruch was and where this piece came from (spoiler alert: not Scotland).

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Special Thanks to Todd Reynolds for his music, Taskforce: Farmlab from Outerbourough.