The final time I noticed Nicola Benedetti directing the Scottish Chamber Orchestra they have been taking part in Mozart again in March 2020, just a few days earlier than the primary lockdown. This live performance noticed them doing extra Mozart whereas one other nasty variant places the long run unsure once more. Is historical past about to repeat itself?
Let’s hope not. There aren’t many crumbs of Covid consolation in the meanwhile, however one of many few is that the performing arts haven’t been shut down (but). Let’s hope it stays that method as 2022 begins.
Mozart’s first violin concerto feels at first look like an insubstantial car for somebody of Benedetti’s star energy. Mozart wrote all of his violin concertos earlier than the age of 20, and principally they’re diverting quite than