Wynton Marsalis: Violin Concerto, Fiddle Dance Suite – Nicola Benedetti

July 26, 2019, 9:00 am

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Violinist Nicola Benedetti’s new album features premiere recordings of two works written especially for her by Wynton Marsalis: Violin Concerto in D and Fiddle Dance Suite. In the concerto, Benedetti performs with the Philadelphia Orchestra under Cristian Măcelaru, who has collaborated with her on the work six times. It explores Benedetti’s and Marsalis’ common musical heritage in Celtic, Anglo, and Afro-American folk music and dance. Benedetti says, “It has been a privilege to learn and perform these two inspired and unequivocal masterpieces, and to deepen my understanding of Wynton’s compositional language, cultural richness, and philosophical insights.”