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The Violin / Nicola Benedetti


Release Date: 09/30/2013 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001912002   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Antonio VivaldiRalph Vaughan WilliamsJohannes BrahmsArvo Pärt,   ... 
Performer:  Nicola BenedettiThomas CarrollTamás AndrásKsenija Sidorova,   ... 
Conductor:  Andrew LittonJakub HrusaDaniel HardingKirill Karabits
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber OrchestraLondon Philharmonic OrchestraCzech Philharmonic Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Just 26 years old, Nicola Benedetti has been making chart-topping recordings for 10 years. This album celebrates the best of those recordings, and her other successes – from winning the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition in 2004, to her 2012 best-selling album ‘The Silver Violin’, the highest charting classical instrumental album in the UK of the last two decades. A collection of great violin music – from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending to the Tchaikovsky and Bruch violin concertos and Arvo Part’s Spiegel Im Spiegel. Featuring brand new recordings – Brahms’ invigorating Hungarian Dance no. 5, Monti’s ever-popular Czardas, and Chopin’s emotional Nocturne in C# minor. The album includes Nicola Read more performing with leading orchestras and conductors, as well as some of her favorite chamber players.

This album showcases the incredible range of Nicola’s playing and demonstrates her wide appeal. In January 2013 Nicola was appointed a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) for her services to music and charity. “A talent to inspire... her maturity is striking... Her vitality is infectious...” – BBC Music Magazine, August 2012. “She is the real thing.” – The Sunday Times, October 2012 Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 8 no 2/RV 315 "L'estate": 3rd movement, Presto by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Nicola Benedetti (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
2.
The lark ascending by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Nicola Benedetti (Violin)
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914/1920; England 
3.
Hungarian Dances (21) for Piano 4 hands, WoO 1: no 5 in F sharp minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Thomas Carroll (Cello), Nicola Benedetti (Violin), Tamás András (Violin),
Ksenija Sidorova (Accordion), Petr Limonov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
4.
Spiegel im Spiegel by Arvo Pärt
Performer:  Nicola Benedetti (Violin), Alexei Grynyuk (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1978; USSR 
5.
Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35: 3rd movement, Allegro vivacissimo by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Nicola Benedetti (Violin)
Conductor:  Jakub Hrusa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
6.
Nocturne for Piano in C sharp minor, B 49 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Nicola Benedetti (Violin), Petr Limonov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830 
7.
Thaïs: Meditation by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Nicola Benedetti (Violin)
Conductor:  Daniel Harding
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
8.
Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26: 2nd movement, Adagio by Max Bruch
Performer:  Nicola Benedetti (Violin)
Conductor:  Jakub Hrusa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Germany 
9.
Csárdás by Vittorio Monti
Performer:  Thomas Carroll (Cello), Nicola Benedetti (Violin), Tamás András (Violin),
Ksenija Sidorova (Accordion), Petr Limonov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
10.
Ladies in Lavender: Theme by Nigel Hess
Performer:  Nicola Benedetti (Violin)
Conductor:  Kirill Karabits
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2004 
11.
Schindler's List: Main Theme by John T. Williams
Performer:  Nicola Benedetti (Violin)
Conductor:  Kirill Karabits
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993; USA 
12.
Por una cabeza by Carlos Gardel
Performer:  Ksenija Sidorova (Accordion), Alexei Grynyuk (Piano), Nicola Benedetti (Violin),
Alexander Sitkovetsky (Violin), Leonard Elschenbroich (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; Argentina 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 Alive October 11, 2014 By Patricia N. (Olinda, Victoria) See All My Reviews "This is a wonderful CD. Nicola Benedetti is so vibrant,& plays with much feeling." Report Abuse
 The Blessed, La Benedetti November 6, 2013 By Ralph Cavaliere (No. Massapequa, NY) See All My Reviews "Maybe I've been taken in by her previous recordings, but this young lady reminds me of Gioconda de Vito and another great violinist, Erica Morini...(way before her time.) To me, she comprises my favorite Triad. I enjoyed her Czardas, the Chopin Nocturne and Carlos Gardel especially... Thank you Arkiv and La Benedetti. Keep 'em coming...And now for a little Fritz Kreisler. I'll put him in the mix as my greats." Report Abuse
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