Here in the dog days of summer, two and a half decades removed from his record-selling album of Vivaldi's 'The Four Seasons' (EMI), Classicalite premieres the first video for violinist Nigel Kennedy's exciting new "rewrite" on Sony.
Daniel Hope, violin soloist of Max Richter's 'Vivaldi Recomposed,' talks about his initial adverse reaction to the idea of rewriting Vivaldi, and how Richter's imaginative version thoroughly won him over.
Close your eyes. Pretend it isn't raining (though it is at the place and time of writing, here well after the official first day of spring in New York). And listen up, as Max Richter, Daniel Hope and Vivaldi usher in the latest spring on record.