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Nigel Kennedy: The Four Elements

Kennedy,Nigel
Release Date: 10/11/2011 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 792715   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Nigel Kennedy
Performer:  Xantoné BlaqNigel KennedyZee GachetteDamon Reece
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra Of Life
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Written entirely for violin, orchestra, band and voices and inspired by the elements air, earth, fire and water, Nigel Kennedy’s Four Elements takes the listener on a multi-genre musical journey of exhilaration, contemplation and celebration. This work is a suite of pieces which Nigel originally conceived as his own 21st-century response to Vivaldi’s baroque masterpiece in the sense of creating programmatic, pictorial music based on an underlying theme. A notable new ingredient in the mix is the electronic drum programming by Damon Reece, who has worked with Massive Attack and Goldfrapp. Singers featured on the album include Zee Gachette and Xantoné Blaq, a former member of Amy Winehouse’s band. Written entirely for violin, orchestra, band and voices and inspired by the elements air, earth, fire and water, Nigel Kennedy’s Four Elements takes the listener on a multi-genre musical journey of exhilaration, contemplation and celebration. This work is a suite of pieces which Nigel originally conceived as his own 21st-century response to Vivaldi’s baroque masterpiece in the sense of creating programmatic, pictorial music based on an underlying theme. A notable new ingredient in the mix is the electronic drum programming by Damon Reece, who has worked with Massive Attack and Goldfrapp. Singers featured on the album include Zee Gachette and Xantoné Blaq, a former member of Amy Winehouse’s band. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Four Elements by Nigel Kennedy
Performer:  Xantoné Blaq (Voice), Nigel Kennedy (Violin), Zee Gachette (Voice),
Damon Reece (Electronics)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra Of Life

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