Acclaimed as one of the leading violinists of her generation, best-selling violin virtuoso Nicola Benedetti turns the spotlight on Hollywood in this collection of original violin music written for the silver screen.
Argentinian tango casts its sultry spell in the form of Carlos Gardels swooning, seductive Por una cabeza, famously used in the Al Pacino film Scent of a Woman.
Taking as its center piece Korngolds melodious Violin Concerto a work in which the emigre Austrian composer used themes from some of his most famous movie scores The Silver Violin celebrates the film music of composers from both East and West.
This unique collection includes the poignant lament from John Williams Oscar-winning score for Schindlers List, the achingly beautiful My Edward and I from Dario Marianellis 2011 music for Jane Eyre, and extracts from Howard Shores Golden Globe-nominated score for Eastern Promises, which Nicola herself performed on the original soundtrack.
Dmitri Shostakovich stakes a claim as the Soviet Union s greatest film composer with his much-loved Romance from The Gadfly, as well as the lyrical Andante from The Counterplan.
Contemporary UK cinema is represented by the haunting main theme and specially-composed Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra from the 2004 hit Ladies in Lavender.