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The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Musicreviews - MICHAEL DERVAN

This is likely to both de­light and frus­trate fans of young Scot­tish vi­o­lin­ist Ni­cola Benedetti. There’s the typ­i­cally gutsy play­ing of some warhorse favourites (Sarasate’s

Zige­uner­weisen, Saint-Saëns’s In­tro­duc­tion and Rondo Capric­cioso,

Tzi­gane Ravel’s with the Royal Liver­pool Phil­har­monic Or­ches­tra un­der Vasily Pe­tre­kno) as well as al­to­gether more in­ward ac­counts of Rach­mani­nov’s Vo­calise, Fauré’s

Après un rêve and Arvo Pärt’s Spiegel im Spiegel with pi­anist Alexi Grynyuk. But the disc has been padded out with ex­ist­ing record­ings of Vaughan Wil­liams’s Lark As­cend­ing and Massenet’s Med­i­ta­tion, which fans will al­ready have. Benedetti, by the way, has a busy sea­son in Ire­land, play­ing the Tchaikovsky con­certo with the Czech Phil­har­monic on Oc­to­ber 27th and on tour with the RTÉ NSO in March. www.tinyurl.com/5b9s4r

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