Music

My First Decade

Released on 23 September 2013

Just 26 years old, Nicola Benedetti has been making chart-topping recordings for 10 years. This album celebrates the best of those recordings.

1. Vivaldi: “Summer” – III. Presto (from ‘The Four Seasons’)
2. Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
3. Brahms arr. Lenehan: Hungarian Dance No.5
4. Pärt: Spiegel Im Spiegel
5. Chopin trans. Milstein: Nocturne
6. Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D, op.35 – III. Finale
7. Massenet: Meditation (from ‘Thaïs’)
8. Bruch: Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor – II. Adagio
9. Monti arr Lenehan: Czardas
10. Hess: Ladies in Lavender
11. Williams: Schindler’s List
12. Gardel: Por una cabeza


The Silver Violin

Released on 27 August 2012

Celebrating the world of 20th century film music, The Silver Violin includes some of the greatest contemporary film scores ever written.

1. Williams: Schindler’s List
2. Korngold: Tanzlied Des Pierrots
3. Gardel Arr. Lenehan: Tango, Por Una Cabeza
4. Shostakovich: Gadfly
5. Korngold: Violin Concerto
6. Korngold: Violin Concerto
7. Korngold: Violin Concerto
8. Hess: Ladies In Lavender
9. Shostakovich: Andante (The Counterplan)
10. Marianelli: My Edward & I
11. Shore: Eastern Promises Concertino, MV.I Excerpt
12. Shore: Eastern Promises Concertino, MV.II Excerpt
13. Mahler: Piano Quartet
14. Shostakovich: Five Pieces – I. Prelude
15. Korngold: Marietta’s Lied


Italia

Released on 03 October 2011

Nicola Benedetti’s first recording of baroque violin repertoire explores masterpieces from her Italian homeland including Vivaldi and Tartini. Includes two brand new arrangements for violin and music from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.

Concerto In D RV208 “Grosso Mogul”
1. I. Allegro
2. II. Recitativo: Grave
3. III. Allegro
4. Vedro Con Mio Diletto – Aria from Giustino

Sonata in G Minor (Devil’s Trill)
5. I. Andante
6. II. Allegro
7. III. Andante/Allegro

Concerto in A minor RV358 “La Cetra”
8. I. Adagio-Presto
9. II. Largo
10. III. Allegro
11. Sonata No. 6 in A Major (from Sonate accademiche op. 2) – Largo – from Sonata VI of Sonate Accademiche Op. 2

Violin Concerto in A minor, D115 “A Lunardo Venier”
12. I. Allegro-Cantabile – Allegro Assai
13. II. Andante-Cantabile
14. III. Presto
15. Nulla in Mundo Pax Sincera – Nulla In Mundo Pax Sincera (Aria)

The Four Seasons: Summer
16. I. Allegro Non Molto
17. II. Adagio e Piano – Presto Forte
18. III. Presto


Violin Concertos

Released on 11 October 2010

Violin Concerto In D Opus 35
1. I Allegro Moderato
2. II Canzonetta – Andante
3. III Finale Allegro Vivacissimo

Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor Opus 26
4. I Vorspiel – Allegro moderato
5. II Adagio
6. III Finale: Allegro energico


Fantasie

Released on 07 September 2009

Benedetti’s fourth album, Fantasie, was released on September 7, 2009. It features the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Alexei Grynyuk, Vasily Patrenko and Andrew Litton.

Fantasie is made up from a selection of well-loved violin pieces that form her fourth violin showcase. The repertoire is varied, ultimately all popular pieces and greatly different to the repertoire on her most recent studio albums. The combination of virtuosic, gipsy-influenced pieces with introspective meditations and songs represents the two aspects of violin-playing that particularly interest Benedetti.

1. “Zigeunerweisen Op.20″ – 8:59
2. “The Lark Ascending” – 16:03
3. “Introduction And Rondo Capriccioso” – 9:19
4. “Meditation From Thais” – 5:40
5. “Tzigane” – 10:03
6. “Spiegel Im Spiegel” – 9:50
7. “Vocalise” – 6:11
8. “Apres Une Reve” – 2:48


Vaughan Williams and Tavener

Released on 24 September 2007

One word unites the works on this album, and that word is ‘ethereal’. The soundworld of English composer Sir John Tavener is often described as ‘ethereal’; possessing an other-worldly, spiritual quality that strikes deep into the soul. And Ralph Vaughan Williams’s aural portrait of that blithe little lark as it spirals up into the heavens is indeed an ethereal vision.

1. “The Lark Ascending” – 15:57
2. “Song for Athene” – 6:47
3. “Dhyana” – 6:15
4. “Lalishri – Introduction” – 1:48
5. “Lalishri – Cycle 1″ – 6:19
6. “Lalishri – Cycle 2″ – 5:39
7. “Lalishri – Cycle 3″ – 9:39
8. “Lalishri – Cycle 4″ – 11:09


Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No. 1

Released on 09 May 2005

Benedetti’s debut album released on the Deutsche Grammophon label in April 2005 includes Szymanowski’s Concerto No. 1, the ChaussonPoème, the Havanaise by Saint-Saëns, and a trio of contemplative miniatures by Massenet, Brahms (arranged by Jascha Heifetz) and John Tavener, the last of which, Fragment for the Virgin, was written for and performed by Nicola.

1. “Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 35″
I. “Vivace assai” - 12:37
II. “Subito vivace assai scherzando” – 8:53
III. “Cadenza” – 5:21
2. “Havanaise for Violin And Orchestra, Op. 83″ – 10:13
3. “Poeme for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 25″ – 16:41
4. “Meditation From Thais” – 5:31
5. “Wie melodien zieht es mir” – 3:15
6. “Fragment for the Virgin” – 4:18
7. “Vocalise” – 6:11
8. “Meditation From Thais (Backing Track)” – 5:50