Baroque / Nicola Benedetti

Release Date: 7/16/2021
Label: Decca
Catalog Number: 003418702
Performer: Nicola Benedetti
Orchestra/Ensemble: Benedetti Baroque Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1

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Grammy award-winning violinist Nicola Benedetti presents her new album, Baroque. This is the first album Benedetti has released on a period set-up including gut strings, and she is joined by a leading group of freelance baroque musicians, forming the Benedetti Baroque Orchestra for the very first time. The album features a selection of concerti by Vivaldi plus Geminiani's incredible arrangement of Corelli's `La Folia.'

 

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Drawing on a hatful of tricks, Benedetti makes her violin sing and dance, rage and lament. Flirtatious exchanges between soloist and ensemble enhance the tonal and textural contrasts of the D major work’s opening movement, while Benedetti pours out its pathos-laden Larghetto in honeyed tones and sparkles in the finale’s virtuosic fireworks.

 

– BBC Music Magazine

 

This album features a vibrant set of performances with an unmistakably period sound, her crack ensemble providing crisply attentive support. A distinctly impressive album.

Works on This Recording
1. Concerti grossi (12) after Op. 5 of Arcangelo Corelli: no 12 in D minor, Variations on "La follia" by Francesco Geminiani
Performer: Nicola Benedetti (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Benedetti Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1729 ; London, England
2. Concerto for Violin in D major, RV 211 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Nicola Benedetti (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Benedetti Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque
3. Concerto for Violin in E flat major, RV 257 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Nicola Benedetti (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Benedetti Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque
4. Concerto for Violin in B minor, RV 386 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Nicola Benedetti (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Benedetti Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: 18th Century ; Italy
5. Concerto for Violin and Double Orchestra in B flat major, RV 583 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Nicola Benedetti (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Benedetti Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque
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