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Nicola Benedetti - Shostakovich & Glazunov is 'WFMT: New Release of the Day'

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Nicola Benedetti's new album is a journey between two different, yet connected, concertos for violin. Glazunov's 1904 work is separated from his pupil Shostakovich's 1957 concerto, not only by 40 years, but also by several landmark events in history. Benedetti says, "The works are polar opposites in their emotional expression, orchestral color, formally and technically, and reflect the enormous shift in compositional trends during the first part of the 20th century."

The Glazunov: Violin Concerto in A minor, Op 82 (20:17) from Nicola Benedetti: Shostakovich & Glazunov Concertos on Decca is the WFMT: Chicago - New Release of the Day for Monday July 11. Musicians are - Nicola Benedetti, violin; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / Kirill Karabits