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Elgar: Violin Concerto / Benedetti, Jurowski, London Philharmonic Orchestra

Benedetti,Nicola / Jurowski / London Phil Orch
Release Date: 09/04/2020 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 003248502  
Composer:  Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Nicola BenedettiPetr Limonov
Conductor:  Vladimir Jurowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews


GRAMMY award-winning Nicola Benedetti’s new album on Decca Classics explores music by Britain’s best loved composer, Edward Elgar. The centrepiece is his vast Violin Concerto in B minor. Op. 61 coupled with three short works for violin and piano: Salut d’Amour, Sospiri and Chanson de Nuit.

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REVIEW:

Thoughtful is how I’d describe Jurowski’s conducting. Perhaps the most moving aspect of this performance – also testimony to Benedetti’s knack of getting under the skin the piece – is the finale’s haunting accompanied cadenza. Benedetti shines a beam on the Concerto's reigning quality: sincerity. Nobility too…Although other digital
Read more versions have also moved me, none that I can recall has made me more keenly aware of just what a great work this is.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Violin in B minor, Op. 61 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Nicola Benedetti (Violin)
Conductor:  Vladimir Jurowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909-1910; England 
2.
Chanson de nuit, Op. 15 no 1 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Nicola Benedetti (Violin), Petr Limonov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; England 
3.
Sospiri, Op. 70 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Nicola Benedetti (Violin), Petr Limonov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1914; England 
4.
Salut d'amour, Op. 12 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Nicola Benedetti (Violin), Petr Limonov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888/1889; England 

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