Today being Valentine’s Day, the day of Love, Passion, Romance, and nothing is associated with the air of romance than the sound of strings – and above all the soprano tones of the violin. The violin is an absolute cornerstone in music setting out to convey these feelings, and even where music is not written […]
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 [...]
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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