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Nicola Benedetti

Elgar Violin Concerto

Decca Classics

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Elgar With Nicky
Elgar's Salut d'amour
MEET THE PROS | Nicola Benedetti | Interview | VC '20 Questions'
1 I. Allegro  
2 II. Andante  
3 III. Allegro molto  
4 Sospiri, Op. 70  
5 Salut d'amour, Op. 12  
6 Chanson de nuit, Op. 15, No. 1  
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GRAMMY award-winning Nicola Benedetti's new album on Decca Classics explores music by Britain's best loved composer, Edward Elgar. The centerpiece is 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. The album will be released digitally worldwide on May 15, 2020.

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. Premiered in 1910 by Fritz Kreizler, this concerto has a profound effect on those that give it the time it deserves. Benedetti performs the Violin Concerto with the London Philharmonic Orchestraconducted by Vladimir Jurowski.

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