At Home With Friends

At Home With Friends

by Joshua Bell


Joshua Bell, the Grammy-winning violinist, fulfills a life-long dream of recording a CD of instrumental and vocal duets with a colorful roster of musicians, including Josh Groban, Sting, Kristin Chenoweth, Regina Spektor, and Chris Botti, among others.

The concept of At Home With Friends was inspired by Bell's long-time practice of holding "musical soirées" at his New York residence -- eclectic gatherings of musicians, actors, comics, literary figures, and others who convene for the sheer joy of sharing their art in an informal setting. With this in mind, Bell has spent the past four years designing and building his home in Manhattan to accommodate the ideal stay-at-home venue.

Of his inspiration for the album, Bell says: "Some of my most precious memories of childhood recall the 'family musicales' in my home -- my sisters, my parents, my cousins all playing music together and for each other during the holidays. Since then I went on to have many thrilling experiences in concert halls, but I still enjoy the experience of making music with my friends and family in a small, intimate setting. There's nothing like sitting on a pillow by the piano surrounded by passionate artists, not quite sure who's going to get up next to perform. It's my hope that this recording figuratively transports listeners into the room with us."

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Product Details

Release Date: 09/29/2009
Label: Sony Classics
UPC: 0886975271627
catalogNumber: 752716

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Joshua Bell   Primary Artist,Violin
Sergey Rachmaninov   Piano
Sam Bush   Guitar,Mandolin
Edgar Meyer   Bass,Double Bass
Sting   Vocals
Billy Childs   Piano
Marvin Hamlisch   Piano
Chris Botti   Trumpet
Scott Colley   Bass
Dave Grusin   Piano
Stephen Erdody   Cello
David Finck   Acoustic Bass
Joyce Hammann   Violin
Dennis Karmazyn   Cello
Romero Lubambo   Guitar
Mike Marshall   Guitar,Mandolin
Lee Musiker   Piano
Kathleen Nester   Alto Flute
Shawn Pelton   Drums
Dave Ratajczak   Drums,Vibes
J.A.C. Redford   Conductor
Russ Rizner-French   French Horn
Jim Saporito   Percussion
Lawrence Yurman   Piano
Gayle Levant   Harp
Rie Schmidt   Bass Flute
Samir Chatterjee   Tabla
Chris Komer   French Horn
David Blinn   Viola
Jeremy Denk   Piano
Chris Thile   Mandolin
Elizabeth Mann   Flute
Meryl Abt-Greenfield   Bass Clarinet
Grace Paradise   Harp
Anoushka Shankar   Sitar
Peter Donovan   Bass
Lisa Matricardi   Violin
Nathan Gunn   Baritone (Vocal)
Kristin Chenoweth   Vocals
Marivaldo Dos Santos   Percussion
Frankie Moreno   Piano,Vocals
Carel Kraayenhof   Bandoneon
Josh Groban   Vocals
Billy Childs Trio   Piano
Shari Hoffman   Clarinet
Regina Spektor   Piano,Vocals
Tiempo Libre   Ensemble
John D. Mitchell   Bassoon
Pablo Rieppi   Percussion
Ludmila Konstantinova   Cello
Kenji Ota   Tanpura
Meryl Abt-Greenfield   Bass Clarinet
Dave Eggar   Cello
Dennis Karmazan   Cello
Vanessa Perez   Piano
John Mitchell   Bassoon
Michael O'Donovan   Bassoon
Shari Hoffman   Clarinet

Technical Credits

John Dowland   Composer
George Gershwin   Composer
Edvard Grieg   Composer
Fritz Kreisler   Additional Music
Sergey Rachmaninov   Composer
Sam Bush   Composer
Edgar Meyer   Composer
Astor Piazzolla   Composer
Ravi Shankar   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Gil Goldstein   Arranger
Jeremy Lubbock   Arranger
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Marvin Hamlisch   Arranger
Luis Bacalov   Composer
Joshua Bell   Arranger,Liner Notes
Chris Botti   Producer
Dave Grusin   Arranger
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Lyricist
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
David Kahne   Producer,Engineering
Richard King   Engineering
Ennio Morricone   Composer
Mike Marshall   Composer
Lee Musiker   Arranger
J.A.C. Redford   Arranger
Todd Whitelock   Engineering
Chris Thile   Composer
DuBose Heyward   Composer
Roxanne Slimak   Art Direction
Jorge Gomez   Composer
David Lai   Arranger,Executive Producer
David Black   Session Photographer
Frankie Moreno   Arranger
Laura Kszan   Product Development
Jennifer Liebeskind   Package Manager
Regina Spektor   Composer
David Black   Session Photographer
Tara Bruh   Music Business Affairs
Markus Schwartz   Music Business Affairs
Miguel Angel Bustamente   Engineering
Steven Schoen   Marketing
Unspecified   Composer
Mark Schwartz   Music Business Affairs
Steven Epstein   Producer
Leslie Collman-Smith   Marketing
Miguel Bustamente   Engineering
John McCormack   Text

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