Benedetti play-directs two Mozart Violin Concertos with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
These lovely pieces are perfect for her: Mozart probably wrote them for himself to play on his many tours and needless to say, he made sure they had all you could wish for in a showpiece: plenty of fireworks, sublime slow movements and quirky, memorable features like the ‘Turkish’ effects in No 5. Anna Clyne’s Within her Arms has been compared to Barber’s Adagio for Strings for its radiance and intensity – a moving contrast to Mozart’s youthful high spirits.
Mozart: Violin Concerto No 3 in G, K216*
Mozart: Symphony No 35 in D, K385 ‘Haffner’
Anna Clyne: Within her Arms
Mozart: Violin Concerto No 5 in A, K219 ‘Turkish’*
Nicola Benedetti: Violin/Director*
Benjamin Marquise Gilmore: Violin/Director
The Quilter Cheviot Benedetti Series
Photo by Michael Putland
Mozart Violin Concertos Nos 3 & 5 played by Nicola Benedetti