Benedetti plays Shostakovich
Risk-taking and curiosity characterise British violinist Nicola Benedetti, born in Scotland with roots in Italy. She is just as happy to play Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons as she is to play a new piece by Turnage or a commissioned work by jazz trumpet player Wynton Marsalis. She also plays the big violin concertos with the finest performers, such as Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with the London Symphony Orchestra and Valery Gergiev on Trafalgar Square. Enjoy the very same concerto recorded live in Gothenburg with conductor Thomas Søndergaard.
Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1
Thomas Søndergård Conductor
Nicola Benedetti Violin
Recorded for GSOplay 27 April 2017