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Incandescent Performance

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...

Copyright © 6 June 2012 Mike Wheeler,
Derby UK

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NIGEL KENNEDY

ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

JOHANNES BRAHMS

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL

JOHAN HALVORSEN

GIOACCHINO ROSSINI

EDWARD ELGAR

VIOLIN MUSIC

CELLO MUSIC

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

NOTTINGHAM ROYAL CONCERT HALL

NOTTINGHAM

UNITED KINGDOM

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