Monday, October 10, 2016

Nigel Kennedy

ABC Wednesday
October 12  2016

The letter is N for Nigel Kennedy

Before David Garrett

there was Nigel Kennedy



and although both of them are fabulous violinists

I know each note of  Nigel Kennedy

and Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D Major
 (which I believe he recorded before 
he stopped for a period
making public appearances).


Anyway, I have had this CD for many long years
and the notes have wafted through the house
while I did dishes, made beds,
swept the floor, and all the other things 
home makers do....

at the same time I was listening to his marvelous recording
of Vivaldi's Four Seasons, which added to his fame and reputation.

Both Garrett and Kennedy are inclined to exotic clothing
and exotic hair styles, but their music is heavenly.

I found a Youtube recording that gives testament 
to Nigel Kennedy's versatility,
wherein Bach flows into Jazz...


Wonderful!!

But more poignant is this lovely
spine chilling rendition of
Danny Boy


More interesting Ns at ABC Wednesday, here, 
with thanks
to Roger, Denise, Leslie and their notable helpers.

7 comments:

The Weaver of Grass said...

Yes, I am a fan too Hildred. Nobody can make a violin sing quite like he can.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You have introduced me to amazing music Hildred.

Melody Steenkamp said...

There are many musicians but by far not all of them are as gifted as him... a wonderful tribute to a truly magnificent violinist.

Have a wonderful ABC-day / – week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)
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Trubes said...

I too am a great fan of Nigel Kennedy and I have a copy of all his notable works,
I once read that his cookie way od dressing was a form of protesting against his
suppressed childhood, which i can understand, because of his immense talent he
had to practice at least 8 hours per day, 7 days per week.
Best wishes,
Di,
ABCW team.

fredamans said...

Nice! I like Danny Boy!

Reader Wil said...

I remember Nigel Kennedy quite well! I haven't seen him for a while now, but I am glad you sent in this post now. It is beautiful. He is a true entertainer and has a great sense of humour.Have a wonderful weekend Hildred.

Roger Owen Green said...

I have him playing on some Hendrix tribute compilation. He was quite fabulous.

ROG, ABCW