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Violinist Nicola Benedetti selects music and musicians that inspire her, including Vivaldi, Bernstein and Wynton Marsalis, plus Jessie Norman, Renee Fleming and Sviatolsav Richter.

Violinist, Nicola Benedetti continues her selection of classical music and musicians that move her with a mixture of pieces by Bach, Beethoven, Strauss and Vivaldi performed by some of the world's most inspirational musicians.

Nicola's first choice clearly lies with the great Romantic classics of the 19th century, but within her mix is an enthusiam for the music of Vivaldi alongside the music of Shostakovich, Bernstein and Jazz composer Wynton Marsalis.

Her choice of artists include the singers Jessie Norman and Renee Fleming, Sviatolsav Richter and the Borodin Quartet and violinist Giuliano Carmignola and Venice Baroque among others.

2 hours

Last on

Sat 10 Dec 2011 15:00

Music Played

  • Leonard Bernstein

    West Side story - Act 1, no.4c; Mambo

    Conductor: Gustavo DUDAMEL Performer: Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela

    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 4777457.
  • Franz Liszt

    Mephisto waltz no. 1 S.514

    Performer: Alexei GRYNYUK - Piano

    • BBC Recording.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Sonata in G minor Op.19 for cello and piano

    Performer: Daniil SHAFRAN - Cello Performer: Yakov FLYER - Piano

    • Revelation.
    • RV-10017.
  • Richard Strauss

    4 Letzte Lieder AV.150 for voice and orchestra

    Conductor: Kurt MASUR Performer: Jessye NORMAN - Soprano Performer: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

    • PHILIPS.
    • 411 052-2.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Quintet in G minor Op.57 for piano and strings

    Performer: Sviatoslav RICHTER - Piano Performer: Borodin String Quartet

    • Melodia.
    • 74321 40713.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita no. 2 in D minor BWV.1004 for violin solo - Chaconne

    Performer: Rachel PODGER - Violin

    • Channel Classics.
    • CCS-12198.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony no. 3 in E flat major Op.55 (Eroica) - 4th movement; Finale

    Conductor: Bernard HAITINK Performer: London Symphony Orchestra

    • LSO LIVE.
    • LSO-0080.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in D major RV.208 (Il Grosso Mogul) for violin and orchestra

    Performer: Enrico ONOFRI - Violin Performer: Academia Montis Regalis

    • Naive.
    • OP 30417.
  • Cole Porter

    What Is This Thing Called Love?

    Performer: Wynton MARSALIS

    • Blue Note Records.
    • 7253 4-77133 2 3.