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Magic Moments of Music – Nigel Kennedy and the Four Seasons

Synopsis

It is a recording that is shaking up the classical music scene. Suddenly, an audience feels ad¬dressed that until then had heard little of classical music, of Bach or Vivaldi. Nigel Kennedy succeeds in overcoming the fears of an audience for whom Schubert and Beethoven had previ¬ously been too elitist and too aloof. He inspires as many and as varied people as probably few classical music stars before him. The CD with a recording of the Four Seasons becomes the best-selling classical album of all time. Nigel Kennedy and EMI enter the Guinness Book of Records: more than 3 million records sold. The album stays at the top of the UK classical charts for over a year and also reaches high positions in the pop charts. The tabloids and magazines pounce on the young artist. A tour of the UK with the English Chamber Orchestra follows. The recording of this tour, which sells out within minutes, becomes one of music‘s finest moments. With wildly gelled hair and in unusual designer garb, Nigel Kennedy appears before his audience. He suc¬ceeds in addressing his listeners simply, without airs and graces, and in introducing them to his world without creating any hurdles.

Additional Info

  • No: 8773
  • Artists: Nigel Kennedy, Yuja Wang, Cameron Carpenter, Nemanja Radulović, Pete Townshend, Vivienne Westwood...
  • Production year: 2021
  • Run time: 00:52:00
  • Director: A film by Silvia Palmigiano
  • Producers: ZDF/arte, sounding images, C Major Entertainment
  • Format: HDTV 16:9
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