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Nicola's Silver Violin - Mon, 10 Sep 2012

Acclaimed as one of the leading violinists of her generation, best-selling Scottish virtuoso Nicola Benedetti turns the spotlight on Hollywood in The Silver Violin, a collection of original violin music written for the silver screen.

Taking as its centrepiece Korngold's melodious Violin Concerto, this disc of 15 fresh recordings celebrates the film music of composers from both the East and West. It's a unique selection of pieces that includes the poignant lament from John Williams' Oscar-winning score for Schindler's List, the beautiful My Edward and I from Dario Marianelli's 2011 music for Jane Eyre, and extracts from Howard Shore's Golden Globe-nominated score for Eastern Promises, which Nicola herself performed on the original soundtrack.

Out this Friday, we'd recommend you give The Silver Violin a spin... if you do there's a chance it might even turn into gold, for your ears that is :-)

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