Nicola Benedetti: Italia
Tartini: Violin Sonata in G minor 'Devil's Trill' Violin Concerto in A minor D115 Veracini: Largo from Sonata No. 6 in A Major (Sonate accademiche, Op. 2) Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin "Il Grosso Mogul" in D major RV 208 Vedro con mio diletto (from Giustino) Concerto No. 5 in A minor RV 358 Nulla in mundo pax sincera, motet for soprano, strings & continuo, RV 630 The Four Seasons: Summer, RV315
Nicola Benedetti’s debut album on the Decca label is her first recording of baroque violin repertoire Recorded in Edinburgh, the album celebrates Nicola Benedetti’s Scottish-Italian heritage as she plays virtuoso Italian masterpieces, accompanied by the leading chamber orchestra of her native country. The album highlights baroque favourites including Summer from Vivaldi’s ever-popular Four Seasons and Tartini’s famous Devil’s Trill sonata, for which Nicola is joined by a hand-picked chamber ensemble. The generous selection ranges from the sparkling virtuosity of the opening Vivaldi Concerto Grosso Mogul, to the poignant lament of the Veracini Largo and the lyrical beauty of the two arrangements of Vivaldi vocal works, including the haunting Nulla in mundo pax sincera. The orchestra is directed from the harpsichord by leading baroque specialist Christian Curnyn.