Nigel Kennedy

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Nigel Kennedy

Nigel Kennedy

I'm always improving and I want to get better and never hit a plateau. I find it an amazing adventure.More Nigel Kennedy [08/04/2011 07:08:56]
If you're playing within your capability, what's the point? If you're not pushing your own technique to its own limits with the risk that it might just crumble at any moment, then you're not really doing your job.More Nigel Kennedy [08/04/2011 07:08:10]
I think Bach is equally a romantic composer because he laid the seeds harmonically for people like Chopin and the great Romantics, Brahms, so it's difficult to you know all this like labelling and putting - I think Bach is attractive to musicians because he supersedes the labels.More Nigel Kennedy [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I hate complacency. I play every gig as if it could be my last, then I enjoy it more than ever.More Nigel Kennedy [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I'm always improving and I want to get better and never hit a plateau. I find it an amazing adventure.More Nigel Kennedy [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If you're playing within your capability, what's the point? If you're not pushing your own technique to its own limits with the risk that it might just crumble at any moment, then you're not really doing your job.More Nigel Kennedy [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I think Bach is equally a romantic composer because he laid the seeds harmonically for people like Chopin and the great Romantics, Brahms, so its difficult to you know all this like labelling and putting - I think Bach is attractive to musicians because he supersedes the labels.More Nigel Kennedy [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You can't learn pathos or profundity.More Nigel Kennedy [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Menuhin was playing Bach on a fantastic spiritual level when he was a teenager.More Nigel Kennedy [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I can think and play stuff in classical music that possibly violinists who didn't have access to other types of music could never do. It means I'm more flexible within classical music, to be a servant to the composer.More Nigel Kennedy [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Even if you're playing Brahms or a Beethoven concerto, you've got to have a different vantage point, slightly, each time.More Nigel Kennedy [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Bach was a top harmonist geezer, which is why the jazz cats love him.More Nigel Kennedy [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The Beatles are a classical group because they're classic.More Nigel Kennedy [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I see it as my job to try to keep Bach in the mainstream and present his music with, rather than without, its emotional core.More Nigel Kennedy [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If you do the same thing every night, that's the death of music.More Nigel Kennedy [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Maybe it's egocentric or whatever, but when I'm playing Beethoven, Bach, Hendrix, or whoever it is, in the end, it just feels like my own music and I'm making it up as I'm going along.More Nigel Kennedy [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I've learnt new scales through playing different types of music, like Indian raga scales, gipsy scales and harmonically-based jazz scales.More Nigel Kennedy [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I hate complacency. I play every gig as if it could be my last, then I enjoy it more than ever.More Nigel Kennedy [08/04/2011 07:08:49]

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