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Exciting performances

Exciting performances by Benedetti.

Shockingly sub-par

Plauged with intonation problems and and unfocused tone, this recording of two old warhorses sounds at best like an audition tape of a semi-skilled student. Benedetti's Tchaikovsky has no defined concept of what it wants to do and her Bruch is bloated and played without conviction. Both pieces seem beyond her reach. Better luck next time. -Bz

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I’m not sure you should be seriously considering a review by Boolez. His own self-description - "I am a cultural and music critic of great renown. You may disagree with some of my views, but you would be wrong” - doesn’t leave a lot of room for discussion or appreciation. You would do better to consult the professional reviewers in the music media. You’ll discover that this recording is considered an excellent performance that has been widely praised.

Biography

Born: July 19, 1987 in West Kilbride, Ayrshire, Scotland

Genre: Classical

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Italian-Scots violinist Nicola Benedetti followed in a long line of British Isles teenagers hailed as revitalizers of classical music. In advance of making any recordings whatsoever, she was signed to a six-album contract by the Universal label in January 2005 and assigned to its prestigious Deutsche Grammophon imprint, with a paycheck reportedly in excess of one million pounds (over $1,880,000). Benedetti diverged from predecessors like Vanessa-Mae and singer Charlotte Church, however, in that she...
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  • Genres: Classical, Music
  • Released: Oct 11, 2010

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