Benedetti, the Pride of Scotland

Nicola Benedetti is surely Scotland’s best known violinist. Have a look at one of her amazing recordings, and note the diversity of the individual tracks:


Nicola Benedetti: My First Decade

Hungarian Dance No. 5, with Tamas Andras, Thomas Carroll, Ksenija Sidorova, Petr Limonov

Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26 – Adagio, with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Jakub Hrusa conducting.

Nocturne No. 20 in C sharp minor, Op. post. With Petr Limonov (piano)

Por Una Cabeza
Ksenija Sidorova, Alexander Sitkovetsky, Leonard Elschenbroich, Alexei Grynyuk

Hess, N:
Ladies in Lavender – main theme
Tamas Andras, Thomas Carroll, Ksenija Sidorova, Petr Limonov

Meditation (from Thaïs), with London Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Harding conducting

Monti, V:
Tamas Andras, Thomas Carroll, Ksenija Sidorova, Petr Limonov

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35: III. Allegro vivacissimo, with the
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Jakub Hrusa conducting.

Vaughan Williams:
The Lark Ascending, with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Litton conducting.

The Four Seasons: Summer, RV315 – Presto, with the  Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Williams, John:
Schindler’s List: Theme, with the  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Kirill Karabits conducting.

All performed by Nicola Benedetti (violin)

Just 29 years old, Nicola Benedetti has been making chart-topping recordings for more than 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’.

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. The disc also features brand new recordings – Brahms’ invigorating Hungarian Dance no. 5, Monti’s ever-popular Czardas, and Chopin’s emotional Nocturne in C# minor.

Let’s listen now to Ms. Benedetti playing the wonderful second movement of the Beethoven Kreutzer Sonata for violin and piano:


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