Nigel Kennedy

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Nigel Kennedy on his Classic FM fight: ‘Hendrix is like Beethoven, Vivaldi is more Des O’Connor’
Fresh from a bust-up with ‘Jurassic FM’ over playing Hendrix, the violinist talks about musical snobbery, going on strike and his lifelong regret at turning Duke Ellington down

Dave Simpson

28, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Why can’t Classic FM handle Jimi Hendrix? | Letters
Letters: The radio station’s rigid view of classical music is out of date, argues Meirion Bowen, while Frank Paice applauds Radio 3’s approach and Will Scott finds a link between the rock star and a musician from an earlier era


24, Sep, 2021 @3:38 PM

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Violinist Nigel Kennedy cancels concert after Classic FM stops Hendrix tribute
Performer pulls Royal Albert Hall gig over decision he compared to musical segregation

Dalya Alberge

20, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Nigel Kennedy: Bach Meets Gershwin review – rip-roaring and exquisitely tender
The classical star is a mesmerisingly musical jazz lover

John Fordham

13, Feb, 2018 @12:33 PM

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Classical ‘factory line’ takes the joy out of Beethoven and Brahms, says Nigel Kennedy
Lazy tutors are creating musical clones by putting too much emphasis on technique, says violinist

Dalya Alberge

20, Nov, 2016 @12:05 AM

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Nigel Kennedy; Oxford lieder festival; London Philharmonic Orchestra/ Vänskä – review
Nigel Kennedy and Georgi Andreev cook up a storm. Plus, Sibelius at his deepest and darkest

Fiona Maddocks

30, Oct, 2016 @7:30 AM

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Brix Smith Start: ‘Mark E Smith? He’s complicated’
Ex-Fall guitarist Brix Smith Start survived wild marriages to Mark E Smith and Nigel Kennedy. And now she’s written her memoir…

Sean O'Hagan

01, May, 2016 @7:30 AM

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Nigel Kennedy review – still fist bumping, still virtuosic
On a tour that revisits Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, the violinist is still a mass of contradictions, but his skill is intact and the sound compelling

Rian Evans

25, Jan, 2016 @1:27 PM

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Nigel Kennedy: The New Four Seasons CD review – affectionate and irreverent in equal measure
The violin world’s Marmite player and his orchestra never sound less than riveting as they overlay and interject Vivaldi with jazz and rock

Erica Jeal

29, Oct, 2015 @6:15 PM

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The playlist: jazz – Miles Davis, Gregory Porter, Laura Mvula and more
In this month’s roundup, Kurt Weill does Walt Whitman, Pete Postlethwaite is remembered and Nigel Kennedy communes with the spirit of Hendrix

John Fordham

25, Mar, 2015 @10:30 AM

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Nigel Kennedy’s Hendrix Project review – hard-riffing accounts of timeless themes
The violinist rocks the stage with a two-guitar jazz band, taking Jimi Hendrix classics to fresh heights

John Fordham

05, Mar, 2015 @3:47 PM

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Best portraits of 2013 – in pictures

From artists to activists and politicians to personalities, a selection of the best portraits taken by Guardian photographers this year

Mee-Lai Stone

26, Dec, 2013 @4:10 PM

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