Fantasie (Nicola Benedetti album)

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Studio album by Nicola Benedetti
Released 7 September 2009
Genre Classical
Length 68:53
Label Decca Records
Nicola Benedetti chronology
Vaughan Williams and Tavener
Tchaikovsky and Bruch: Violin Concertos
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
The Guardian (favourable)[1]
The Independent 3/5 stars[2]

Fantasie is the fourth studio album by Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti.

Album information[edit]

Benedetti's fourth album, Fantasie, was released on September 7, 2009. It features the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Alexei Grynyuk, Vasily Patrenko and Andrew Litton.[3]

Fantasie is made up from a selection of well-loved violin pieces that form her fourth violin showcase. The repertoire is varied, ultimately all popular pieces and greatly different from the repertoire on her most recent studio albums. The combination of virtuosic, gipsy-influenced pieces with introspective meditations and songs represents the two aspects of violin-playing that particularly interest Benedetti.

For Fantasie, Benedetti has put aside the concerti to explore some of the recital greats, including Vaughan Williams’ "The Lark Ascending", one of the greatest works for violin which was, for several years, voted Classic FM’s favourite piece of classical music in their Hall of Fame.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Zigeunerweisen Op.20" – 8:59
  2. "The Lark Ascending" – 16:03
  3. "Introduction And Rondo Capriccioso" – 9:19
  4. "Meditation From Thais" – 5:40
  5. "Tzigane" – 10:03
  6. "Spiegel Im Spiegel - 9:50
  7. "Vocalise" – 6:11
  8. "Apres Une Reve" – 2:48