In the Mastertape Series, John Wilson talks to leading performers and songwriters about the album that made them or changed them. In this, the last of the current series and the first to feature a classical album, he talks to Nigel Kennedy about his original recording of the Four Seasons, which sold over 2 million copies when it was released in 1989.
An ex-pupil of the School, Kennedy talks about his early influences and the impact of Yehudi Menuhin on his musicianship and the attitudes that have shaped him as a musician. He also performs extracts of the broad range of music for which he has become so well-known.
The programme was broadcast in two parts – The A Side on Monday 25 January 2016 at 11.00pm, and The B-side on Tuesday 26 January at 3.30pm in which he answers questions from the studio audience.
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