Nicola Benedetti on the extremes of Mozart's Violin Concerto no.5
In this extract from the 2015 BBC documentary The Joy of Mozart, Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti talks about the surprises and sheer euphoria in the fifth violin concerto, often referred to as the ‘Turkish’.
Kicking off the ‘With Nicky’ series this week, and our media partnership with Nicola Benedetti’s new video venture, it’s Back to Basics, in which the violinist delves further into the fundamentals of the violin and bow hold to develop comfort, flexibility and relaxation.
Why is sound so important? ‘With Nicky’ this week delves into the depths of developing sound, while reminding us that no two violinists sound the same, and that they shouldn’t sound the same. There’s lots of experimentation, plus plenty of advice on embracing the journey to finding your own sound.
In this music video, featuring the Danish String Quartet, actor Peter Kirk underlines the quirkiness and darkness in Schnittke’s String Quartet No.3. The video is shot on the island of Møn in south-eastern Denmark.
Watch the official music video for One Earth, One People, One Love, the final movement of Sun Rings, a 2002 collaboration between Kronos and composer Terry Riley. The first full recording of Sun Rings was released by Nonesuch Records in August.The piece is scored for string quartet, chorus and ...