Yesterday was the birthday of celebrated virtuoso violinist and all time best selling classical musician Nigel Kennedy, affectionately known in the UK as ‘Our Nige’. Taken into the hearts of the British public, and many other countries too, for his ‘distinctive’ dress, uncompromising ways, non-conformist attitudes, common speak, straight talking and general ability to communicate [...]
The patron saint or patroness of musicians is St. Cecilia, whose feast day is celebrated on the 22nd November each year, but who was she and why did she become the saint for musicians? Cecilia it is held was a noble lady of Rome whom live in the 2nd or 3rd Century and her feast [...]
It could be argued that if you can establish the finest performance of Bach’s Chaconne in D minor for solo violin then you have found the greatest performance of a violinist, if not the greatest performance in music. There have been many amazing recordings of Bach’s Chaconne by some wonderful violinists. In a preceding article [...]
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