NICOLA BENEDETTI - HOMECOMING

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NICOLA BENEDETTI
HOMECOMING

A Scottish Fantasy
Julie Fowlis
Phil Cunningham Ě Aly Bain
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Rory Macdonald
Int. Release 07 Jul. 2014
1 CD / Download
0289 478 6690 9 CD DDD DH


Track List

Max Bruch (1838 - 1920)
Scottish Fantasy, Op.46

Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)
5.
4:37

Nicola Benedetti, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Rory Macdonald

Traditional
Nicola Benedetti

Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)
Nicola Benedetti, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Rory Macdonald

James Scott Skinner
8.
4:07

Nicola Benedetti, ╔amon Doorley, Tony Byrne, Phil Cunningham, Ewen Vernal

Traditional
9.
3:11

Phil Cunningham
10.
3:45

Nicola Benedetti, Phil Cunningham

Traditional
Nicola Benedetti, ╔amon Doorley, Tony Byrne, Phil Cunningham, Ewen Vernal, Julie Fowlis, Duncan Chisholm, James MacIntosh

Phil Cunningham
Nicola Benedetti, Aly Bain, Phil Cunningham

Traditional
Nicola Benedetti, Julie Fowlis, Phil Cunningham, Ewen Vernal, ╔amon Doorley, Tony Byrne

Nicola Benedetti, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Rory Macdonald

Total Playing Time: 1:15:19

The inclusion of Bruch's "Scottish Fantasy" which uses traditional tunes, including those of Robert Burns, neatly links to three Burns songs arranged for violin and orchestra. The Scottish folk music that ends the album includes some of Scotland's most esteemed folk musicians including the singer Julie Fowlis . . . Benedetti joins in the ensemble with real gusto and feeling for the music. The music of Benedetti's homeland is clearly close to her heart and performed with sensitivity throughout this refreshing album.

Benedetti celebrates her identity . . . "Scottish Fantasy" has a windswept spirit . . . ["Mouth Music"]: Julie Fowlis's vocal and Aly Bain and Duncan Chisholm's fiddles inscribing whirls alongside Benedetti . . .

The virtuoso violinist shows off her versatility . . .

. . . [with this] deeply personal album Benedetti explores the music of her native Scotland, combining the traditions of both classical and folk music . . . This is a thoughtful and imaginative selection of music, lovingly and impeccably performed, that will delight Nicola Benedetti's legion of fans.

. . . [Bruch / "Scottish Fantasy"]: her lovely, expressive tone takes flight against a backdrop of brooding horn-section hills . . . Benedetti is clearly having fun with the folkies . . .