Today, Manchester’s music scene is graced with the pleasure of the utter nutcase that is Nigel Kennedy. In the classical music world this man has been causing a stir for years, and shows absolutely no signs of stopping. Undoubtedly one of the greatest violinists in the world, Kennedy has been performing on the world’s most acclaimed stages for decades and tonight is coming to Bridgewater Hall. The programme is to include the Four Seasons alongside some of his own compositions.
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David Garrett has returned to the classical music scene and brought a stunning new album with him. For many, Garrett is simply a novelty, being an underwear model turned violinist. His striking good looks are sure to make anyone smile, but in reality Garrett is so much more than a pretty face. His albums to date have been fantastic, without exception. He has produced a wide range of repertoire ranging from opposite ends of the music spectrum and on this latest album we can expect covers of Eminem and Metallica, as well as classical music and some of his own compositions including Midnight Waltz. Midnight Waltz was released by Classic FM ahead of the album launch as a teaser and personally, I couldn’t stop listening to it. Such a beautiful melody combined with Garrrett’s unique sound makes for something truly magical that I felt the need to put on repeat for three hours (perhaps a little excessive, admittedly). Continue reading “Garrett returns to the music scene”