The CD of the Month for September is violinist Nicola Benedetti’s recording titled “My First Decade”.
She performs the following for us:
Hungarian Dance No. 5
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)
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Ladies in Lavender – main theme
Meditation (from Thaïs), with the London Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Harding conducting.
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35: III. Allegro vivacissimo, with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Jakub Hrusa conducting
The Lark Ascending, with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Litton conducting
The Four Seasons: Summer, RV315 – Presto- with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Schindler’s List: Theme, with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Kirill Karabits conducting.
All performed by Nicola Benedetti (violin).
Just 26 years old, Nicola Benedetti has been making amazing 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’.
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.
The album includes Nicola Benedetti 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 appeal to a wider audience.
Here is Ms. Benedetti in Mozart’s Sonata in E-minor: