“…a lively celebration of Benedetti’s Italian roots, shot through with some laser-sharp pyrotechnics…” – BBC Music Magazine
For her Decca Classics debut album, violinist Nicola Benedetti makes her first recording of baroque violin repertoire. Recorded in Edinburgh, Italia celebrates Benedetti’s Scottish-Italian heritage as she plays virtuoso Italian masterpieces, accompanied by the leading chamber orchestra of her native Scotland, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Italia will be released on January 24, 2012.The album includes both popular highlights of the baroque repertoire as well as some overlooked gems. Benedetti includes one concerto from Vivaldi’s enduring masterpiece, The Four Seasons, as well as Tartini’sDevil’s Trill. In addition the generous selection ranges from the sparkling virtuosity of the opening Vivaldi Concerto Grosso Mogul, to the poignant lament of the Veracini Largo and the lyrical beauty of the two arrangements of Vivaldi vocal works, including the haunting Nulla in mundo pax sincera, and an additional concerto by Tartini.Nicola Benedetti will be performing:
Cork Ireland on Dec 15th with City of Cork Symphony OrchestraCity Hall, Cork, Ireland Ludwig van Beethoven : Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61 San Francisco on Dec 31st with San Francisco Symphony Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA, United States, 94102 Pablo de Sarasate : Zigeunerweisen Op. 20 Amsterdam Netherlands on Jan 8th with Mantova Chamber Orchestra Het Concertgebouw, Concertgebouwplein 2-6, Amsterdam, Netherlands, NL 1071 LN Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219 Santa Ana on Feb 2nd thru 4th with Pacific Symphony Segerstrom Hall at OCPAC Mesa, CA, United States, 92626 Max Bruch : Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor Op 26 Tuerkenfeld Germany on Feb 8th with Munich Symphony Orchestra Herkulsessaal ohannes Brahms : Double Concerto in A minor for violin and cello solos and orchestra, Op. 102
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