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Shostakovich, Glazunov - Nicola Benedetti (violin); Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Kirill Karabits (conductor)
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  1. Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 77 (published as Op. 99)
  2. Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 82
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This has the look of a career-making recording from Scots violinist Nicola Benedetti, putting her up against difficult repertory that diverges from the crowd-pleasing fare that formed the basis of her career up to this album. It would have been hard to predict just how well she pulls off her task here; few could have heard the profound interpreter of Russian music in the Italia and Silver Violin collections from earlier in the 2010s. The Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 99, is an emotionally thorny work in five ...