Vivaldi - The New Four Seasons | Sony 88875076722

Vivaldi - The New Four Seasons

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Label: Sony

Cat No: 88875076722

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 9th October 2015

Contents

Artists

Nigel Kennedy (violin)
Orchestra of Life

Conductor

Nigel Kennedy

Works

Vivaldi, Antonio

The Four Seasons (Le quattro stagioni) (arr. Nigel Kennedy)

Artists

Nigel Kennedy (violin)
Orchestra of Life

Conductor

Nigel Kennedy

About

Nigel Kennedy returns with a completely fresh take on The Four Seasons, but while the music sounds hugely different, his creative attitude is the same. Once again he has set out to prove that The Four Seasons can be music for all time, and in his opinion there's no reason why Vivaldi's masterpiece shouldn't be opened up to embrace developments in musical instrument technology, or even new musical styles undreamt of in Vivaldi's 18th century world.

Kennedy recorded this new Vivaldi’s 'Four Seasons' with his Orchestra of Life, young musicians who are equally at home performing classical repertoire, jazz and improvisation. Integral to the Kennedy approach is the drum programming of Massive Attack's Damon Reece, which adds a mesmerizing rhythmic pulse underneath the crisply-articulated playing of Kennedy's Orchestra of Life.

So it's Vivaldi's Four Seasons, but not as we've known them. The rhythms, the tonal palette and the instrumentation are different, and the introduction of voices and electricity clearly move the piece into a different dimension. But creativity means change, and the last thing Nigel Kennedy will ever do is stand still.

Track Listing:
1. Spring: Melodious Incantation
2. Spring: Transitoire
3. Spring: The Goatherd Sleeps With His Trusty Dog Beside Him
4. Spring: Transitoire
5. Spring: Nymphs And Shepherds Dance
6. Summer: Destiny
7. Summer: Transitoire
8. Summer: Fear
9. Summer: Transitoire
10. Summer: His Fears Are Only Too True
11. Autumn: The Peasant Celebrates the Rich Harvest
12. Autumn: Transitoire
13. Autumn: Pleasure of Sweetest Slumber
14. Autumn: Transitoire
15. Autumn: Horns, Guns, and Dogs
16. Winter: Prolitoire
17. Winter: To Shiver, Frozen
18. Winter: The Rain Outside
19. Winter: Transitoire
20. Winter: Walk on the Ice
21. Winter: The End

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