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Wynton Marsalis: Violin Concerto; Fiddle Dance Suite ()

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Wynton Marsalis: Violin Concerto; Fiddle Dance Suite - Nicola Benedetti (violin); Philadelphia Orchestra; Cristian Macelaru (conductor)
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  1. Violin Concerto
  2. Fiddle Dance Suite, for violin

Jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis' first forays into classical music in the 1980s were celebrated as some kind of unique breakthrough, but that overlooked the fact that Marsalis was classically trained at the Juilliard School, absorbed all kinds of traditions, and has always had aspirations in the classical sphere. Credit Marsalis with broad ambitions when he turns to classical composition, as in his Pulitzer Prize-winning oratorio Blood on the Fields (1997), and again here with a Violin Concerto and Fiddle Dance Suite, ...