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Nicola Benedetti solos in Szymanowski's First "Violin Concerto" on "The Evening Concert" - July 28, 2016

Benedetti's recent release on Decca Classics features the violin concertos of Glazunov and Shostakovich, and is being released amidst key U.S. concert dates including the U.S premiere at Ravinia of Wynton Marsalis's new Violin Concerto which was composed especially for Benedetti. A journey between two different, yet connected, concertos for the violin, Glazunov's glittering 1904 work is separated from his pupil Shostakovich's 1947 concerto, not only by 40 years, but also by several landmark events in history: the Russian Revolution, Stalin's Terror and the Second World War. Benedetti performs these two works with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Kirill Karabits. This is the second album that Nicola Benedetti has recorded with BSO and Kirill Karabits and follows the hugely successful The Silver Violin.

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