6 Aug 2011, Royal Albert Hall
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Proms 2011 Prom 31: Nigel Kennedy plays Bach

Prom 31: Nigel Kennedy plays Bach
22:00 Sat 6 Aug 2011 Royal Albert Hall
Nigel Kennedy returns to the Proms live and unplugged in solo Bach.
Nigel Kennedy returns to the Proms live and unplugged in solo Bach.

Programme

      • Violin Partita No 3 in E major(4 mins)No. 1 Preludio
      • Violin Partita No 2 in D minor(36 mins)
      • Das Pendel (arr. Kennedy)(7 mins)
      • How can you face me now? (arr. Nigel Kennedy)(7 mins)(encore)
      • Honeysuckle Rose (arr. Nigel Kennedy)(7 mins)(encore)
      • Viper’s Drag (arr. Nigel Kennedy)(5 mins)(encore)

Performers

About this event

When in 2008 Nigel Kennedy came back to the Proms after an absence of 21 years, his Late Night concert with his own quartet followed an early-evening performance of Elgar's Violin Concerto which he capped with a solo Bach encore.

Tonight's special event confirms that JSB continues to mean a great deal to him. The man dubbed 'the people's violinist' has recorded Bach concertos with the Irish Chamber Orchestra and with members of the Berlin Philharmonic.

Discovering something new every time he explores the composer's music, Kennedy points up the parallels with jazz. Bach loved the dance forms of his own day and his music benefits from being played with emotional freedom and a keen rhythmic sense.

There will be no interval

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