Nigel Kennedy: Five Classic Albums

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Nigel Kennedy: Five Classic Albums
Nigel Kennedy (violin) with orchestras & conductors

[ EMI Five Classic Albums / 5 CD ]

Release Date: Sunday 20 January 2013

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'From every conceivable point of view - authority, panache, intelligence, intuitive poetry, tonal beauty and emotional maturity' (The Gramophone on the Elgar)

"Astonishingly, in the case of the first two movements at least, this release, recorded during the week following a live concert at Birmingham's Symphony Hall in July 1997, fully re-creates the heady excitement of that memorable event. From every conceivable point of view - authority, panache, intelligence, intuitive poetry, tonal beauty and emotional maturity' (The Gramophone on the Elgar)

"These are exceptionally strong and positive performances, vividly recorded. When it comes to the two main works, Kennedy readily holds his own against all comers. His view of the Mendelssohn has a positive, masculine quality established at the very start. He may at first seem a little fierce, but fantasy goes with firm control, and the transition into the second subject on a descending arpeggio (marked tranquillo) is radiantly beautiful, the more affecting by contrast with the power of what has gone before." (Gramophone on the Mendelssohn & Bruch)

Tracks:

Bartók:
Sonata for Solo Violin, BB 124, Sz. 117

Bruch:
Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26
English Chamber Orchestra, Jeffrey Tate

Elgar:
Violin Concerto in B minor, Op. 61
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle

Ellington:
Mainly Black, Brown & Beige
with Alec Dankworth (double bass)

Mendelssohn:
Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
English Chamber Orchestra, Jeffrey Tate

Schubert:
Rondo for violin and strings in A major, D438
English Chamber Orchestra, Jeffrey Tate

Sibelius:
Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle

Tchaikovsky:
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Okko Kamu

Vaughan Williams:
The Lark Ascending
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle

Vivaldi:
The Four Seasons
English Chamber Orchestra