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In 1989 Nigel Kennedy made his breakthrough recording of Vivaldi's Four
Seasons. In his sleeve notes to that famous release, Kennedy stressed that he
had rejected the idea of playing Vivaldi's suite of violin concertos in
either the “authentic” fashion, using period instruments, or in the more
florid “romantic” style. He explained that his objective was to use “every
kind of technique I know” to communicate his feeling for the music to his
listeners. He didn't believe that The Four Seasons was confined to any
particular point in time, because it “has far more to offer than mere
historical interest”

Now, in 2015, 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. Any forward-looking composer, Kennedy reasons,
would have been delighted to exploit the potential of more expressive or
sophisticated instrumentation if it had been available to him.

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