Violinist Nigel Kennedy accuses period specialists of pushing Bach into a ghetto

Nigel Kennedy has accused fellow performers of ghettoising Bach's music with  soulless, 'so-called authentic' interpretations. In programme notes for his recent evening performance at the BBC Proms, he said he wanted to 'keep Bach in the mainstream and present his music with, rather than without, its emotional core'.

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