Homecoming - A Scottish Fantasy

 
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BRUCH / TRADITIONAL
Homecoming - A Scottish Fantasy
Nicola Benedetti (violin), with Julie Fowlis, Phil Cunningham & Aly Bain, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Rory Macdonald

[ Decca / CD ]

Release Date: Monday 14 July 2014

Nicola Benedetti celebrates an important year for Scotland with an album of its most famous and best-loved music, featuring songs such as Loch Lomond, My Love is Like a Red Red Rose and more. The album also includes collaborations with leading Scottish folk musicians including well-known folk singer Julie Fowlis (whose voice can be heard on the Disney/Pixar hit film, Brave), along with Phil Cunningham (accordion) and Aly Bain (fiddle). Nicola performs Bruch's much loved Scottish Fantasy with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

2014 is Scotland's year . In July, Glasgow hosts the Commonwealth Games . In September, the Scottish people will go to the polls in an Independence Referendum and the Ryder Cup comes to Scotland. Nicola Benedetti was born in Scotland and is fiercely proud of her Scottish roots. She is passionate about promoting music education and is a patron of Sistema Scotland's 'Big Noise' project, a music initiative partnered with Venezuela's iconic El Sistéma .

"As visions of Scotland go, Homecoming is exceedingly romantic. Benedetti's stylistic position has always been middle-of-the-road: nothing too extreme attempted, no piercing interpretations, easy listening guaranteed. And there's no swerving off course here." The Times, 4th July 2014 ***

"Her assured technique sees her through all the formidable obstacles en route...The BBC Scottish SO conducted by Rory MacDonald share Benedetti's rapport with this music, playing from the heart...Her infectious way with the reels would brighten up any Hogmanay or Burns night." Gramophone Magazine, September 2014

Tracks:

1. Adagio cantabile [Bruch: Scottish Fantasy, Op.46]
2. Scherzo - Allegro; Adagio [Bruch: Scottish Fantasy, Op.46]
3. Andante sostenuto [Bruch: Scottish Fantasy, Op.46]
4. Finale (Allegro guerriero) [Bruch: Scottish Fantasy, Op.46]
5.Ae Fond Kiss
6.Auld Lang Syne Variations
7.My Love Is Like A Red Red Rose
8.Hurricane Set
9.The Dean Brig O' Edinburgh - Banks Hornpipe
10.Aberlady
11.Mouth Music & Tunes Set
12.The Gentle Light That Wakes Me
13.Coisich a Rùin (Walk My Beloved)
14.Bonnie Banks Of Loch Lomond