Revisited … now with the benefit of the valve-phono-stage of the AR SP15
Nigel Kennedy is as many know a wild musician, a force of nature. I saw him live early in the 90s and it was a very exciting experience for me, I knew him until then only under the etiquette of a punk, wild and eccentric musician. I learned to know a phantastic and lovely musician who deserves the full possible respect. His seriousity and smiling during the whole concert was astonishing. This interpretation of the Four Seasons is quite “different” from the standard interpretation. Nigel Kennedy has added his personal touch giving the music a completely refreshed aspect. The dominating character of Kennedy’s violin gives out the appropriate tension in movements like the Presto from “L’estate” or the allegro from “L’inverno”. His interpretation is frantic, filling the listener with energy and vigor. And at movements like the adagio from “L’estate” the listener comes across a tender and delicate violin. This recording defiantly deserves a place at your music collection.
Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Nigel Kennedy
Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 1.56 GB