The Violin / Nicola Benedetti, violin

Album Summary

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Le quattro stagioni (The Four Seasons)
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The lark ascending
>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dance for piano, 4 hands, in G minor, WoO 1/5
>Pärt, Arvo : Spiegel im Spiegel
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 20 in C sharp minor, KK IVa/16, CT. 127 (B. 49)
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35
>Massenet, Jules : Meditation (from "Thaïs")
>Bruch, Max [Composer] : Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26
>Monti, Vittorio : Czardas no 1
>Hess, Nigel : Ladies in Lavender
>Williams, John : Schindler's List
>Gardel, Carlos : Por una cabeza, tango for voice & chamber orchestra
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Notes & Reviews:

Just 26 years old, Nicola Benedetti has been making chart-topping 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', the highest charting classical instrumental album in the UK of the last two decades. 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. Featuring 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 performing with leading orchestras and conductors, as well as some of her favorite chamber players. The digital deluxe album features Nicola's duets with Andrea Bocelli (Live from Central Park), and with Decca's star tenor, Joseph Calleja, with whom she reprises her BBC Last night of the Proms performance of Leoncavallo's smile-inducing Mattinata.

This album showcases the incredible range of Nicola's playing, and demonstrates her appeal to a wider audience across a range of markets. In January 2013 Nicola was appointed a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire(MBE) for her services to music and charity.

BBC Music Magazine
A talent to inspire... her maturity is striking... Her vitality is infectious...

The Sunday Times
She is the real thing.



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Works Details

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Le quattro stagioni (The Four Seasons) :: L'Estate, RV 315
  • Performer: Nicola Benedetti (Violin)
  • Conductor: Christian Curnyn
  • Notes: Usher Hall, Edinburgh (05/31/2010-06/02/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The lark ascending
  • Performer: Nicola Benedetti (Violin)
  • Conductor: Andrew Litton
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London (06/19/2007-06/21/2007)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1914

>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dance for piano, 4 hands, in G minor, WoO 1/5
  • Performers: Nicola Benedetti (Violin); Tamas Andras (Violin); Ksenija Sidorova (Accordion); Petr Limonov (Piano); Thomas Carroll (Cello)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1858-1868

>Arvo Pärt (1935 - ) : Spiegel im Spiegel
  • Performers: Alexei Grynyuk (Piano); Nicola Benedetti (Violin)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1978

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Nocturne for piano no 20 in C sharp minor, KK IVa/16, CT. 127 (B. 49)
  • Performers: Nicola Benedetti (Violin); Petr Limonov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35 :: 3. Finale
  • Performer: Nicola Benedetti (Violin)
  • Conductor: Jakub Hrusa
  • Notes: Dvorák Hall, Prague (01/30/2010-02/01/2010)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1878

>Massenet, Jules : Meditation (from "Thaïs")
  • Performer: Nicola Benedetti (Violin)
  • Conductor: Daniel Harding
  • Running Time: 5 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Bruch, Max [Composer] : Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26 :: 2. Adagio
  • Performer: Nicola Benedetti (Violin)
  • Conductor: Jakub Hrusa
  • Notes: Dvorák Hall, Prague (01/30/2010-02/01/2010)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1864-1867

>Monti, Vittorio : Czárdas no 1
  • Performers: Thomas Carroll (Cello); Nicola Benedetti (Violin); Tamas Andras (Violin); Ksenija Sidorova (Accordion); Petr Limonov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Hess, Nigel : Ladies in Lavender :: Main Theme
  • Performer: Nicola Benedetti (Violin)
  • Conductor: Kirill Karabits
  • Notes: The Guildhall, Southampton (2012-04-11_2012-04-12&2012-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2004

>Williams, John : Schindler's List :: Main Theme
  • Performer: Nicola Benedetti (Violin)
  • Conductor: Kirill Karabits
  • Notes: The Guildhall, Southampton (2012-04-11_2012-04-12&2012-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1993

>Gardel, Carlos : Por una cabeza, tango for voice & chamber orchestra
  • Performers: Alexei Grynyuk (Piano); Nicola Benedetti (Violin); Alexander Sitkovetsky (Violin); Ksenija Sidorova (Accordion); Leonard Elschenbroich (Cello)
  • Notes: The Guildhall, Southampton (2012-04-11_2012-04-12&2012-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1935