Music from the Film: Huberman, Joshua Bell and More

Music recordings by 20th century classical music stars Bronislaw Huberman and Arturo Toscanini and his NBC Orchestra are heard in Orchestra of Exiles, a documentary about their fight against Fascism and struggle to found Israel’s first orchestra with the Palestine Symphony Orchestra. The film’s music bibliography also includes today’s contemporary stars such as violinist Joshua Bell, who plays the very same Stradivarius that Huberman once did. Huberman’s Stradivarius violin was stolen from his dressing room in Carnegie Hall in 1936. It remained lost for 50 years until the late thief’s wife presented it for auction. The film also includes music by pianist Jeremy Denk, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and even musicians performing the work of Philip Glass.

Symphony No. 2, in D, Op. 73: I. Allegro Non Troppo, Johannes Brahms. Performed by The NBC Orchestra and Arturo Toscanini. Courtesy of the Estate of Arturo Toscanini.

Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77: I. Allegro, Johannes Brahms. Performed by Monte Carlo Phil Orchestra Derrick Inouye and Aaron Rosand. Courtesy IDM Music Ltd o,b.o. Countdown Media GmbH.

Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso in A Minor, Op. 28, Camille Saint-Saëns. Performed by Orchestra of Radio Luxemburg and Pierre Cao. Courtesy of IDM Music Ltd. o.b.o. Countdown Media GmbH. Hear a version of this work performed by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

Violin Concerto, Op. 35: III. Finale: Allegro, Peter Tchaikovsky. Performed by Bronislaw Huberman. Courtesy of Opus Kura.

Violin Concerto, Op. 35: I. Allegro Moderato, Peter Tchaikovsky. Performed by Bronislaw Huberman, The Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, and Eugene Ormandy. Courtesy of Music and Arts Programs of America, Inc.

Violin concerto, Op. 35: II. Cansonetta: Andante, Peter Tchaikovsky. Performed by Bronislaw Huberman, The Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, and Eugene Ormandy. Courtesy of Music and Arts Programs of America, Inc.

Carpiccio-Valse, Op. 7, Henryk Wieniawski. Performed by Bronislaw Huberman. Courtesy of Geffen Records, under license from Universal Music Enterprises.

Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125, Choral”: IV. Presto – Allegro Assai – Choral Finale, Ludwig Van Beethoven. Performed by The London Symphony Orchestra and Joseph Krips. Courtesy of IDM Music Ltd. o.b.o. Countdown Media GmbH.

Kol Nidrei, Op. 47, Max Bruch. Courtesy of Geffen Records, under license from Universal Music Enterprises.

Sonata for Violin and Piano in A: III, César Franck. Performed by Maria Bachmann and Adam Neiman.

Violin Concerto in D, Op. 61: I. Allegro Ma Non Troppo, Ludwig Van Beethoven. Performed by Bronislaw Huberman, The Vienna Philharmonic and George Szell.

Symphony No. 2 in C Minor: ‘Resurrection,’ Gustav Mahler. Performed by The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Courtesy of The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

Trio in E Flat Major for Piano, Violin & Cello, Op. 40: II. Scherzo Allegro – Molto meno Allegro, Johannes Brahms. Performed by Ludwig Günther, Dieter Vorholz and Erich Penzel. Courtesy of IDM Music Ltd. o.b.o. Countdown Media GmbH.

Hungarian Dance No. 1 in G Minor, Johannes Brahms. Performed by Bronislaw Huberman. Courtesy of Opus Kura.

String Quintet No. 1 in B Flat, K. 174, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Performed by Young Concert Artists. Courtesy of Young Concert Artists.

String Quintet in C Major D. 956, Franz Schubert. Performed by Telluride Musicfest Musicians.

Kreuzer Sonata: I. Adagio Sostenuto-Presto, Ludwig Van Beethoven. Performed by Bronislaw Huberman and Ignaz Fiedman. Courtesy of Opus Kura.

Sonata for Violin & Piano: Movement I, Philip Glass. Performed by Maria Bachmann and Jon Klibonoff. Published by Dunvagen Music Publishers, Inc. Courtesy of Orange Mountain Music, Inc. ©2008.

Violin Concerto No. 1, BWV 1041: I. Allegro Moderato, Johann Sebastian Bach. Performed by Bronislaw Huberman. Courtesy of Opus Kura.

Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8: II. Scherzo. Allegro Molto, Johannes Brahms. Performed by Maria Bachmann, Jon Klibonoff  and Alexis Pia Gerlach. Performed by Trio Solisti.

Sonata Op. 77, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. Performed by Yaacov Mishori, Avraham Aharoni, Ram Vidan and Meir Rimon. Courtesy of Yaacov Mishori.

String Quintet No. 4 in G Minor, K. 516, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Performed by Young Concert Artists Performers. Courtesy of Young Concert Artists.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: II. Scherzo, Felix Mendelssohn. Performed by The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and David Zinman. Courtesy of IDM Music Ltd. o.b.o. Countdown Media GmbH.

Hatikva, Naphtali Herz Imber. Historical recording. Hear the Israel national anthem performed by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

Sonata for Violin and Piano in A: IV. Allegretto Poco Mosso, César Franck. Performed by Joshua Bell and Jeremy Denk.

Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77: I. Allegro, Johannes Brahms. Performed by Joshua Bell with The Czestochowa Philharmonic Orchestra. Courtesy of Sigmund Rolat.