Violinist Nicola Benedetti's latest CD on the Decca label is "The Silver Violin." The CD contains Ms. Benedetti's take on music used in film by Korngold, Shostakovich, Marianelli, Shore, Mahler and more.
The reaction upon first seeing the CD when it arrived at the station: "Yawn...OK...another film music disc." But! When the disc actually made it into the CD player, the scales fell from both the eyes and the ears, and all one could say was, "Wow." We have no doubt you'll have the same final reaction we did. "Wow."
Ms. Benedetti is backed by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra under Kirill Karabits on all but three of the tracks, with a much smaller ensemble accompanying on the remainder.
Listen for Jill's conversation with Nicola Benedetti, and music from, "The Silver Violin," on Crossover, Saturday morning, September 21 at 11:30 on WRTI, with an encore the following Friday evening at 7 pm on HD-2 and the All-Classical web stream at wrti.org.