Wynton Marsalis: Violin Concerto / Fiddle Dance Suite

Wynton Marsalis: Violin Concerto / Fiddle Dance Suite

Friday, 12 July 2019, 9.00am

Benedetti performs Violin Concerto in D with The Philadelphia Orchestra under the baton of Cristian Măcelaru . The concerto was co-commissioned by the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), Ravinia, LA Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra Washington, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and Netherlands Radio Philharmonic. Benedetti performed the world premiere with the LSO under conductor James Gaffigan in London in November 2015.




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Why I gave the above rating: 

I’m fascinated by the range of musical languages in this concerto and the accompanying Fiddle Suite by Wynton Marsalis. It's undeniably jazz meets folk meets blues meets classical meets contemporary, with influences from Scotland to the States. Stopping and starting, from one direction to the next, the striking thing is how Benedetti holds it all together. Controlled, brilliant violin playing, and Marsalis never seems to run out of musical ideas. Particularly loved ‘Hootenanny’ and ‘Bye-Bye Breakdown’.

Dec 5, 2019

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