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Benedetti plays Marsalis

Nicola Benedetti and Wynton MarsalisDecca Music

November 18, 2020

Nicola Benedetti is a classical violinist but she grew up in Scotland, hearing traditional fiddle tunes. Trumpeter and composer Wynton Marsalis grew up with jazz and blues in New Orleans. Marsalis recently composed a piece for Benedetti that weaves all of those threads together. On today's show, hear Nicola Benedetti play The Fiddle Dance Suite for Solo Violin, by Wynton Marsalis.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Robert Burns: Ae Fond Kiss
Nicola Benedetti, violin; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Rory Macdonald, conductor
Homecoming: A Scottish Fantasy
London/Decca 21290

George Gershwin: Cuban Overture
Los Angeles Philharmonic; Lionel Bringuier, conductor
Los Angeles Philharmonic, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA

Piano Puzzler: Contestant is Gina Doorn from Los Alamos, NM

Wynton Marsalis: Fiddle Dance Suite for Solo Violin
Nicola Benedetti, violin
Violin Concerto and Fiddle Dance Suite
Decca NA

Hour 2

Reinhold Gliere: Romance, Op. 3
Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin; Olga Sitkovetsky, piano
Sasha Plays Romantic Russian Rarities
EMI 57025

Mikhail Glinka: Kamarinskaya
ROCO; Mei Ann Chen, conductor
ROCO, St. John the Divine Church, Houston, TX

Fanny Mendelssohn: String Quartet in E-flat
Artists of the Barenboim-Said Academy: Yamen Saadi, violin; Jamila Asgazade, violin; Katrin Spiegel, viola; Assif Binness, cello
Konzerthaus, Berlin, Germany

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Trio elegiaque in G Minor for Piano, Violin and Cello
Wu Han, piano; Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin; Nicholas Canellakis, cello
Interlochen Presents the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall, Interlochen, MI