Kennedy, Nigel

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (25th Anniversary Edition CD & DVD)

2CD with DVD
1 Sep 2014

Barcode: 0825646288144

Other participants: English Chamber Orchestra

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of virtuoso violinist Nigel Kennedy’s landmark recording of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, this very special luxury edition includes the original ground-breaking recording, award-winning film, images and memorabilia and a specially written account of the unfolding event.

Nigel Kennedy’s recording was released 25th September 1989 on vinyl, cassette and CD and went on to become one of the best-selling classical albums of all-time. Originally recorded in November 1986 in the Church of St John-at-Hackney, London, it was a recording that would achieve unprecedented public and media attention and change the course of music history.

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in E Major, RV 269 "La primavera" (No. 1 from "Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione", Op. 8): I. Allegro  - Nigel Kennedy 
02 Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in E Major, RV 269 "La primavera" (No. 1 from "Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione", Op. 8): II. Largo  - Nigel Kennedy/English Chamber Orchestra 
03 Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in E Major, RV 269 "La primavera" (No. 1 from "Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione", Op. 8): III. Allegro  - Nigel Kennedy/English Chamber Orchestra 
04 Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in G Minor, RV 315 "L'estate" (No. 2 from "Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione", Op. 8): I. Allegro  - Nigel Kennedy/Charles Tunnell/Olga Hegedus/Ivor Bolton/John Constable/Robin Jeffrey/David Miller/English Chamber Orchestra 
05 Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in G Minor, RV 315 "L'estate" (No. 2 from "Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione", Op. 8): II. Adagio  - Nigel Kennedy/Charles Tunnell/Olga Hegedus/Ivor Bolton/John Constable/Robin Jeffrey/David Miller/English Chamber Orchestra 
06 Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in G Minor, RV 315 "L'estate" (No. 2 from "Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione", Op. 8): III. Presto  - Nigel Kennedy/Charles Tunnell/Olga Hegedus/Ivor Bolton/John Constable/Robin Jeffrey/David Miller/English Chamber Orchestra 
07 Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in F Major, RV 293 "L'autunno" (No. 3 from "Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione", Op. 8): I. Allegro  - Nigel Kennedy/English Chamber Orchestra 
08 Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in F Major, RV 293 "L'autunno" (No. 3 from "Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione", Op. 8): II. Adagio molto  - Nigel Kennedy/English Chamber Orchestra 
09 Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in F Major, RV 293 "L'autunno" (No. 3 from "Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione", Op. 8): III. Allegro  - Nigel Kennedy/English Chamber Orchestra 
10 Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in F Minor, RV 297 "L'inverno" (No. 4 from "Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione", Op. 8): I. Allegro non molto  - Nigel Kennedy/English Chamber Orchestra 
11 Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in F Minor, RV 297 "L'inverno" (No. 4 from "Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione", Op. 8): II. Largo  - Nigel Kennedy/English Chamber Orchestra 
12 Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in F Minor, RV 297 "L'inverno" (No. 4 from "Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione", Op. 8): III. Allegro  - Nigel Kennedy/English Chamber Orchestra 
Disc 2 
01 Four Seasons - Nigel Kennedy's Introductory interview and rehearsal  - Nigel Kennedy 
02 Concerto No. 1 in E Op. 8 No. 1 'Spring' RV 269 (from 'The Four Seasons'): I. Allegro  - Nigel Kennedy/English Chamber Orchestra 
03 Concerto No. 1 in E Op. 8 No. 1 'Spring' RV 269 (from 'The Four Seasons'): II. Largo  - Nigel Kennedy/English Chamber Orchestra 
04 Concerto No. 1 in E Op. 8 No. 1 'Spring' RV 269 (from 'The Four Seasons'): III. Allegro  - Nigel Kennedy/English Chamber Orchestra 
05 Kennedy introduces 'Summer'  - Nigel Kennedy 
06 Concerto No. 2 in G minor Op. 8 No. 2 'Summer' RV 315 (from 'The Four Seasons'): I. Allegro non molto  - Nigel Kennedy/English Chamber Orchestra 
07 Concerto No. 2 in G minor Op. 8 No. 2 'Summer' RV 315 (from 'The Four Seasons'): II. Adagio  - Nigel Kennedy/English Chamber Orchestra 
08 Concerto No. 2 in G minor Op. 8 No. 2 'Summer' RV 315 (from 'The Four Seasons') (2001 Digital Remaster): III. Presto  - Nigel Kennedy/English Chamber Orchestra 
09 Kennedy introduces 'Autumn'  - Nigel Kennedy 
10 Concerto No. 3 in F Op. 8 No. 3 'Autumn' RV 293 (from 'The Four Seasons'): I. Allegro  - Nigel Kennedy/English Chamber Orchestra 
11 Concerto No. 3 in F Op. 8 No. 3 'Autumn' RV 293 (from 'The Four Seasons') (2001 Digital Remaster): II. Adagio molto  - Nigel Kennedy/English Chamber Orchestra 
12 Concerto No. 3 in F Op. 8 No. 3 'Autumn' RV 293 (from 'The Four Seasons') (2001 Digital Remaster): III. Allegro  - Nigel Kennedy/English Chamber Orchestra 
13 Kennedy introduces 'Winter' (2001 Digital Remaster)  - Nigel Kennedy 
14 Concerto No. 4 in F minor Op. 8 No. 4 'Winter' RV 297 (from 'The Four Seasons'): I. Allegro non molto  - Nigel Kennedy/English Chamber Orchestra 
15 Concerto No. 4 in F minor Op. 8 No. 4 'Winter' RV 297 (from 'The Four Seasons'): II. Largo  - Nigel Kennedy/English Chamber Orchestra 
16 Concerto No. 4 in F minor Op. 8 No. 4 'Winter' RV 297 (from 'The Four Seasons'): III. Allegro  - Nigel Kennedy/English Chamber Orchestra 
17 Four Seasons: credits and final interview  - Nigel Kennedy 


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