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Nicola Benedetti - Homecoming: A Scottish Fantasy / The Classical Reviewer

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Nicola Benedetti's Homecoming; A Scottish Fantasy, recently been released by Decca, includes Bruch's Scottish Fantasy together with works by James Scott Turner and Phil Cunningham. Nicola one of the most sought after violinists of her generation and is in much demand with major orchestras and conductors across the globe. She has played with many of the best orchestras in the world under some of the finest conductors.

Rory Macdonald brings a gravitas to the orchestral opening of the Adagio cantabile of Bruch's Scottish Fantasy to which Nicola Benedetti adds a sweet, poignant tone as she enters. Macdonald draws much orchestral beauty from the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. There is some lovely crisp playing from Benedetti in the Scherzo – Allegro; Adagio with such fine flourishes and some beautiful slower passages that are beautifully shaped by this violinist. READ THE FULL Classical Reviewer REVIEW.