Nigel Kennedy

Nigel Kennedy, Paul Tortelier - Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto, Rococo Variations (1993)

Nigel Kennedy, Paul Tortelier - Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto, Rococo Variations (1993)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 56:11 | 211 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 0777 7 54890 2 6

Nigel Kennedy’s repackaged 1986 recording of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto is an adventure – free, rhapsodic, emphasising the constant flow of song which is the work’s main asset. Perhaps he’s a little over-keen to emphasise what melancholy there is here, nearly bringing the outer movements to a halt with the bitter-sweet dreams of second subjects, but the Canzonetta is a miracle of introspection. All this passes Gil Shaham by. While the young Israeli clearly has a fabulous palette, conjuring a bright, beautiful sheen at the top of the instrument (though unduly spotlit by DG), he rarely uses it discriminatingly enough, and the sense of flexible movement so vital for the Tchaikovsky is missing.

Nigel Kennedy - Vivaldi: The New Four Seasons (2014)  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 2, 2017
Nigel Kennedy - Vivaldi: The New Four Seasons (2014)

Nigel Kennedy - Vivaldi: The New Four Seasons (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 344 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 151 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Classical Crossover, Contemporary | Label: Sony Classical | # 88875076722 | Time: 01:01:21

If anyone has earned the right to mess around with Vivaldi’s Four Seasons it is Nigel Kennedy, the violin world’s Marmite violinist. Remember how fresh he made this music sound on his recording of a quarter-century ago? This latest version offers a ferment of all he’s played since – concertos, jazz, Jimi Hendrix. It’s affectionate and irreverent in equal measure, and Kennedy and his Orchestra of Life never sound less than riveting. Pretty much all Vivaldi’s notes are there; around, above and in between them come interjections, overlays and linking passages involving guest musicians from jazz and rock: Orphy Robinson, Damon Reece, Z-Star and others. Spring is welcomed in by a distant-sounding intro on an electric-guitar. Summer’s storms bring forth bursts of crazily sampled static. Autumn tears off at a cracking pace, but with a jazz trumpet sauntering lazily over the top. It all sounds like a colossal jam session from the inside of a Botticelli painting.
Nigel Kennedy - Inner Thoughts: Bruch, J.S. Bach, Brahms, Vivaldi, Elgar, Mendelssohn (2005)

Nigel Kennedy - Inner Thoughts (2005)
Max Bruch, J.S. Bach, Johannes Brahms, Antonio Vivaldi, Felix Mendelssohn, Edward Elgar

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 394 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 184 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # 0946 3 31049 2 1 | Time: 01:09:33

Medieval Baebes and other far greater shocks to the bourgeoisie have come along. Wild adventures placed under the rubric of performances of Vivaldi's Four Seasons are commonplace. Yet Nigel Kennedy continues to roost atop the classical sales charts in Europe, and even to command a decent following in the U.S. despite a low American tolerance for British eccentricity. How does he do it? He has kept reinventing himself successfully. Perhaps he's the classical world's version of Madonna: he's possessed of both unerring commercial instincts and with enough of a sense of style to be able to dress them up as forms of rebellion. Inner Thoughts is a collection of slow movements – inner movements of famous concertos from Bach and Vivaldi to Brahms, Bruch, and Elgar. Actually, the only composer falling into the middle of that large chronological gap is Mendelssohn; Kennedy apparently needs a sort of otherworldly serenity for this project, which Baroque and post-Romantic slow movements may have, but Mozart does not. At any rate, this is no radical idea; it's a softball straight up the middle.

Nigel Kennedy - My World (2016)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at Dec. 24, 2016
Nigel Kennedy - My World (2016)

Nigel Kennedy - My World (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:02:52 | 145 MB
Label: Neue Meister

My World Facts: His first album of his own compositions - just in time for his 60th birthday gives the most intimate insight into Nigel`s fascinatingly diverse musical life. In the cycle Dedications he pays tribute to his musical role models: to his teachers and mentors Yehudi Menuhin and Isaac Stern, the multi-genre violinist Stéphane Grappelli and Mark O Connor, whom Kennedy rates as one of the most important violinists alive today. He also mentions jazz guitarist Jaros aw mietana, whom Kennedy is close to as a result of his frequent visits to Cracow.

Nigel Kennedy - My World (2016)  Music

Posted by aasana at Dec. 23, 2016
Nigel Kennedy - My World (2016)

Nigel Kennedy - My World (2016)
Classical | 1:02:57 | Mp3, 320 kbps | 144 MB
Label: Berlin Classics - Neue Meister | Year Of Release: 2016

Nigel Kennedy pays tribute in the Dedications, the first part of his new album, to his musical role models: to his teachers and mentors Yehudi Menuhin and Isaac Stern, the trans-genre violinist Stéphane Grappelli and Mark O’Connor, whom Kennedy rates as one of the most important violinists alive today. He also mentions jazz guitarist Jarosław Śmietana, whom Kennedy is close to as a result of his frequent visits to Cracow. The second half of the album is a suite Kennedy composed, entitled Three Sisters, based on Anton Chekhov’s play.
Nigel Kennedy/London Philharmonic Orchestra - Elgar: Violin Concerto (1984)

Nigel Kennedy/London Philharmonic Orchestra - Elgar: Violin Concerto (1984)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 188 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 123 mb
Genre: classical

Elgar: Violin Concerto is a 1984 album by Nigel Kennedy and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Vernon Handley. This was released on Angel/EMI.

Nigel Kennedy and Kroke - East Meets East (2003) {EMI Records}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Dec. 27, 2015
Nigel Kennedy and Kroke - East Meets East (2003) {EMI Records}

Nigel Kennedy and Kroke - East Meets East (2003) {EMI Records}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 413 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 155 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 11 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2003 EMI Records | 7243 5 57512 2 5
Jazz / World Music / International Jazz / Klezmer / Middle Eastern Traditions

If the notion persists that Nigel Kennedy is the enfant terrible of classical music – too rebellious or facile to be taken seriously – then perhaps it is time to reconsider his categorization. Kennedy's varied interests certainly take him beyond the boundaries of the typical classical performer, and his performance style may be too flamboyant to suit some listeners' tastes. But East Meets East is far from shocking, if understood as an exploration of Eastern European music, presented in a fusion of popular styles without pandering to the classical audience with crossover concessions. Fans of world music and open-minded listeners of any stripe may find something to appreciate here. Appearing with the Polish folk band Kroke and surrounded by several guest artists of international reputation, Kennedy shows that his involvement with this ethnic music is honest, if not always inspired.
Nigel Kennedy Quintet - The Blue Note Sessions: Live In Paris At The New Morning (2007) [DVD9]

Nigel Kennedy Quintet - The Blue Note Sessions: Live In Paris At The New Morning (2007)
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR, Auto Letterboxed 29.97fps 5495 (8052) kbps
Audio: PCM 48000Hz stereo 1536kbps (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 01:41:54 | 6.77 GB
Jazz, Classical | Nitroflare/Uploadable
Johannes Brahms - Nigel Kennedy / The London Philharmonic / Klaus Tennstedt - Violin Concerto in D Op.77 (1991)

Johannes Brahms - Violin Concerto in D Op.77
Nigel Kennedy / The London Philharmonic / Klaus Tennstedt
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 206 MB | Full Artwork: 63 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: EMI # CDC 7 54187 2 | Country/Year: UK 1991
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

…Technically Kennedy's playing as represented on this disc is beyond reproach—anyone who can play the finales flying thirds and sixths with such dash and precision plainly knows how to get what he wants out of the instrument. The performance is, as you would expect, highly idiosyncratic, though fortunately there's nothing to match the controversial stylistic excursions of his Four Seasons… Kennedy seems inclined to treat the [first] movement as a kind of colossal accompanied cadenza…

Nigel Kennedy - Recital (2013)  Music

Posted by mark70 at May 31, 2013
Nigel Kennedy - Recital (2013)

Nigel Kennedy - Recital (2013)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 58:23 min | 128 MB
Genre: Jazz, Classical | Label: Masterworks Sony Music

It can be difficult, sometimes, to puzzle out Nigel Kennedy’s musical identity. His recording career - an important part of it - has certainly been successful: Vivaldi's Four Seasons, with 2.4 million album sales, is the best selling classical instrumental album ever, and his 1984 recording of Elgar’s Violin Concerto is widely considered the finest on record.