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Today Grammy award-winning violinist Nicola Benedetti digitally released her new album Elgar. The recording explores music by Britain's best loved composer, Edward Elgar, and features his vast Violin Concerto in B minor, Op. 61 coupled with three short works for violin and piano: Salut d'Amour, Sospiri and Chanson de Nuit.

"She takes on an epic and makes magic" – The Times

Elgar's Violin Concerto is considered to be one of the most technically demanding violin concertos and is a marathon for the soloist at just under an hour in length. Nicola Benedetti performs the Violin Concerto with the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Jurowski. Geoff Brown at The Times noted, "She takes on an epic and makes magic", and The Guardian's music critic Erica Jeal observed, "Benedetti's tone and decisiveness is made for this work, and she brings an understated edge to the added miniatures, too."

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