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Nicola Benedetti - Marsalis: VC, FDS is the WRTI: 'Classical Album of the Week'

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Jazz trumpeter and composer Wynton Marsalis writes about reconnecting with the Anglo-Celtic roots of Afro-American music in his Violin Concerto in D, written for Scottish violin virtuoso Nicola Benedetti, and recorded with The Philadelphia Orchestra under the baton of Cristian Macelaru. The celebration of community and joining of different musical traditions also enriches his Fiddle Dance Suite for solo violin. 

The WRTI: Philadelphia 'Classical Album of the Week' is Marsalis Violin Concerto and Fiddle Dance Suite. Nicola Benedetti talks with WRTI's Susan Lewis about how the Marsalis Violin Concerto came to be and what it means to her. LISTEN