Violinist Nemanja Radulović‘s latest recording on Deutsche Grammophon, Baïka, has topped the iTunes and French FNAC Classical charts.

This Oriental album includes a newly arranged “Scheherezade” as well as Khachaturian‘s highly virtuosic violin concerto.

Nemanja’s a personal approach when creating an album is essential. The Serbian word “Baïka” translates to “tale” or “fairytale” and was chosen by him personally, because everything on this album feels like “Baïka” to him.

Commissioned for Nemanja’s ensemble Double Sens, Serbian composer and arranger Aleksandar Sedlar re-visited the fate of Scheherazade, queen and storyteller of One Thousand and One Nights. His composition is based on the Scheherazade Suite Op. 35 by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and intriguingly recounts tales and treasures from the centuries-old epos. There will be a music video of the 1st movement. (Presto Classical)