We popped over to Belgium to check out classical music's newest concert hall.
Joshua Bell's exquisite violin sits beside classics such as the ‘Meditation’ from Massenet’s Thaïs in this brilliant soundtrack
Composer: Nigel Hess
Repertoire: Ladies In Lavender
Artists: Joshua Bell
Label: Sony Classical SK 92689
An exquisite weave of warm, pastoral, violin-based music from Nigel Hess (An Ideal Husband) alongside classics such as the ‘Meditation’ from Massenet’s Thaïs and Sarasate’s Tarantella, this is that rare thing: a dud-free score that requires no prior knowledge of the film for enjoyment. Joshua Bell’s violin sings and swoops through a whole gamut of emotions masked beneath a genteel exterior – A Broken Heart an expertly understated study in stiff-upper-lipped sorrow.