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Nigel Kennedy: Vivaldi - The New Four Seasons / The Strad review

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How do you like your Vivaldi? Classic, like the several recordings by I Musici, or fiercely 'authentic', like Adrian Chandler's recent disc (see November issue)? Cool like James Ehnes (see page 90) or eccentric like Red Priest? Nigel Kennedy's (in)famous 1989 recording should need no introduction but here he returns to this evergreen set of concertos with the benefit of a quarter of a century of experience and ideas. And it's like no Four Seasons you'll have heard before.

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