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The Four Seasons

PREMIERE: Watch Nigel Kennedy 'Vivaldi: The New Four Seasons' -

PREMIERE: Watch Nigel Kennedy's Updated Summer of Vivaldi (Sony Classical) >>

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.

EXCLUSIVE: Violinist Daniel Hope Talks ‘Vivaldi Recomposed,’ Max Richter’s Re-Imagining of ‘The Four Seasons’ on DG/Universal

EXCLUSIVE: Violinist Daniel Hope Talks ‘Vivaldi Recomposed,’ Max Richter’s Re-Imagining of ‘The Four Seasons’ on DG/Universal >>

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.

Springtime for Hitler

Springtime for Richter: Brit Composer Max and Violinist Daniel Hope Recompose Vivaldi's Spring Allegro for New Season on DG >>

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.

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