Nigel Kennedy

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)
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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

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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)
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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}
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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 - Polish Spirit (2007)  

Posted by robi62 at May 24, 2012
Nigel Kennedy - Polish Spirit  (2007)

Nigel Kennedy - Polish Spirit (2007)
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Genre: Classical | Label: EMI | Copy: Untouched | Subtitles: German, French | Runtime: 110 min | 6,99 Gb (DVD-9)

This DVD contains pieces of two polish romantic composers, Mieczyslaw Karlowicz and Emil Mlynarski, performed by Nigel Kennedy accompanied by the Polish Chamber Orchestra, recorded live during various concerts in Poland.
While Nigel Kennedy is one of the leading violinists of his generation, he is also among the most controversial of musicians before the public, owing to his flashy persona, unconventional interpretations, and his seemingly innate sense to capture attention. Kennedy's rock-star-like appearance in concert (glittering jewelry, spiky hair, etc.) and his controversial politics (he has boycotted Israel, comparing that nation with South Africa) have often drawn sharp criticism.

Nigel Kennedy - The Very Best of Nigel Kennedy (2010)  Music

Posted by gonmano at May 20, 2011
Nigel Kennedy - The Very Best of Nigel Kennedy (2010)

Nigel Kennedy - The Very Best of Nigel Kennedy (2010)
Classical | Mp3 320Kbps CBR | 2 CDs | 332 MB | Label: EMI Records

Classics is proud to announce the release The Very Best of Nigel Kennedy. This 2-CD set celebrates the multiple facets of the award-winning, multi-million record selling violinist, featuring works from his twin passions, classical and jazz.
Nigel Kennedy - Vivaldi ~ The Four Seasons (20th Anniversary Edition) [CD & DVD] (2009)

Nigel Kennedy - Vivaldi ~ The Four Seasons (20th Anniversary Edition) (CD & DVD) (2009)
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Audio CD: October 6, 2009 | Label: EMI Classics

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Nigel Kennedy's landmark recording of Vivaldi's Four Seasons, EMI Classics presents the 20th Anniversary Luxury Edition. The set includes the original recording, award-winning film, images not previously issued, memorabilia, and a specially-written account of unfolding events. Originally recorded in November 1986 in the Church of St. Johnat- Hackney, London, it was a recording that would achieve unprecedented public and media attention and change the course of music history. It wasn't until March 1989, after the slow movements had been recorded, that the master was completed. Now with this 20 Year Anniversary Luxury Edition you can own it all.
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Brahms Violin Concerto - Nigel Kennedy - London Philharmonic Orchestra

Johannes Brahms - Violin Concerto - Klaus Tennstedt - London Philharmonic Orchestra - Nigel Kennedy
Classical | MP3 320 kbps | 110 MB | Hmv / (P (EMI) | RS.com | 1 CD | 1991