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Nigel Kennedy

(b Brighton, 28 Dec 1956). "Kennedy," as he chose to be known for a time, is an individualistic and undeniably talented violinist who has emerged as one of the bona fide stars of the rich generation that came of age in the last quarter of the twentieth century. He has made a point of discarding what he sees as the conservative, staid traditions of classical concertmaking, and his personality may be summed up as flamboyant.

He studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Juilliard and made his Festival Hall début with the LPO in 1977, playing in Berlin (1980) and Australia (1981) and touring in the USA (1985). He is specially admired for his playing and recording of the Elgar Concerto and the Vivaldi Seasons, a driving performance that rapidly became a bestseller; he is also known for his playing of jazz and rock.

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Spirits of Music: Bobby McFerrin & Nigel Kennedy



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Spirits of Music: Bobby McFerrin & Nigel Kennedy

Recorded live at the Market Square Leipzig, 15 June 2002

Bobby McFerrin (vocals), Marie Boine (vocals), Sibylla Rubens (soprano), Nigel Kennedy (violin)

Vocal Sampling, Kuumba Singers, Kroke-Kennedy Quartet, Bulgarian Voices ’Angelite’, Al-Kindi Ensemble, Whirling Dervishes of Damascus, Berlin Radio Chorus, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Bobby McFerrin

DVD Video - 2 discs


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150 musicians from Cuba, Norway, Poland, Britain, Syria, Germany, Bulgaria and the USA to contribute their "spiritsof music" to an unusual concert event uniting classical and world music.

Bobby McFerrin stands like no other for the reconciliation of two musical worlds that are not so different from one another as they might seem.

Nigel McFerrin plays many parts, excelling in all of them. Alongside his remarkable solo improvisations he broughta charming and unconventional manner to his conducting of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, one of Germany'smost renowned orchestral ensembles.

The British violinist Nigel Kennedy is just as much at home with pop or jazz as with the classics and joins McFerrin ina combined jazz improvisation to mark a highlight of the evening.

McFerrin and the evening's world music ensembles, The Kuumba Singers present another highlight of the evening,with picking up the traditions of African folk songs, spirituals and gospel.

Picture format DVD: NTSC 16:9

Sound format DVD: PCM Stereo

Region code: 0 (worldwide)

Booklet notes: English, German, French

Running time: 74 mins (DVD1) + 83 mins (DVD2)

German FSK: 0

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