From Bow To Baton: Violinist Joshua Bell Conducts Beethoven

February 19, 2013
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Violinist Joshua Bell conducts the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields by doing what comes naturally to him. The celebrated soloist is also the London orchestra's music director. (Chris Chrisodoulou/Sony Classical)

After more than three decades as a soloist, violinist Joshua Bell has taken over the venerable Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, leading the orchestra in a new recording of Beethoven symphonies.