Reinventions of The Four Seasons

3 posts / 0 new
Last post
Reinventions of The Four Seasons

Has anyone else listened to Nigel Kennedy's The New Four Seasons? It has moments of brilliance, but there are decidedly offputting parts. Humans saying "tweet! tweet!" verge on the ridiculous, and the use of humans and drums together pretending to be a barking dog, doesn't feel right.

 

Max Richter's recomposed version of the Four Seasons, by contrast, feels much more coherent.

I haven’t but the formula is

I haven’t but the formula is familiar. It’s part of ideology based on the theory called " Deconstructionism" ( developed by the French philosopher Jacques Derrida). Through it a critic will review ( or attack it is  a more accurate work) the works of an established writer, say Shakespeare. They will attempt deconstruct the text or invert it to find  a so called meanings or interpretations, which the critic claims the author actually meant. Kennedy  seems to doing the same thing here, that is attacking the score of the composer and  finding interpretations that the composer never intended.

I saw Red Priest's madcap

I saw Red Priest's madcap "Four Seasons" live a few years ago - it was great fun and a really good concert based around showmanship.

I can't say that Nigel Kennedy or Max Richter appeal much to me.

Log in or register to post comments

Gramophone Subscriptions

From£67/year

Gramophone Print

Gramophone Print

no Digital Edition
no Digital Archive
no Reviews Database
no Events & Offers
From£67/year
Subscribe
From£67/year

Gramophone Reviews

Gramophone Reviews

no Print Edition
no Digital Edition
no Digital Archive
no Events & Offers
From£67/year
Subscribe
From£67/year

Gramophone Digital Edition

Gramophone Digital Edition

no Print Edition
no Reviews Database
no Events & Offers
From£67/year
Subscribe

If you are a library, university or other organisation that would be interested in an institutional subscription to Gramophone please click here for further information.

© MA Business and Leisure Ltd. 2019