Nigel Kennedy with the
Royal Philharmonic and Andrew Litton,
heard by MIKE WHEELER
The Nigel Kennedy phenomenon continues to blow gales of fresh air through concert-hall rituals in his usual entertaining, scatter-gun way. Behind all the blokeish larking about and back-chat with the conductor and members of the audience, though, is a serious, committed musician who, on this occasion, was the soloist in an incandescent performance of the Brahms Violin Concerto (Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, UK, 4 June 2012).
Startlingly gutsy playing from both soloist and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under Andrew Litton grabbed hold of the first movement with uninhibited gusto...
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