James Ehnes Archive
WALTON: Concerto for Viola and Orchestra; Sonata for String Orchestra; Partita for Orchestra – James Ehnes, viola/ BBC Symphony Orchestra/ Edward Gardner – Chandos
James Ehnes and Edward Gardner collaborate in virtuosic, colorful scores from William Walton. WALTON: Concerto for Viola and Orchestra; Sonata for String Orchestra; Partita for Orchestra – James Ehnes, viola/ BBC Symphony Orchestra/ Edward Gardner – Chandos CHSA 5210, 65:50 (4/6/18) [Distr. by Naxos] ****: William Walton (1902-1983) composed his Viola Concerto in A minor […]
SCHUBERT: String Quartet No. 14 in d, “Death and the Maiden”; SIBELIUS: String Quartet in d “Intimate Voice” – Ehnes Quartet – Onyx
James Ehnes and his quartet members deliver passionate accounts of dark Schubert and Sibelius. SCHUBERT: String Quartet No. 14 in d minor, D. 810 “Death and the Maiden”; SIBELIUS: String Quartet in d, Op. 56 “Intimate Voice” – Ehnes Quartet – Onyx 4163, [Distr. by HM/PIAS], 74:03, (11/18/16) ****: Canadian violinist James Ehnes (b. 1976) […]
VIVALDI: The Seasons & works by TARTINI & LECLAIR – James Ehnes, v./ Sydney Sym. Orch./ Andrew Armstrong, p. – Onyx
A new bottle of old wine – the Vivaldi Seasons – depends on your taste and the Ehnes charisma. VIVALDI: The Seasons, Op. 8; TARTINI: Violin Sonata in g “The Devil’s Trill”(arr. Kreisler); LECLAIR: Violin Sonata in D Major, Op. 9, No. 3 – James Ehnes, v./ Sydney Sym. Orch./ Andrew Armstrong, p. – Onyx […]
KERNIS: Three Flavors, Two Movements, Ballad(e) out of the Blue(s) – Superstar Etude No. 3—Andrew Russo, p.—James Ehnes, v.—Albany Sym. Orch./ David Alan Miller—Naxos
The eclectic musical world of Aaron Kernis is easy on the ears and intellectually stimulating.
KHACHATURIAN: Violin Concerto in D Minor; SHOSTAKOVICH: String Quartet No. 7; String Quartet No. 8 – James Ehnes, v./ Melbourne Sym. Orch./ Mark Wigglesworth/ Ehnes Quartet – Onyx
James Ehnes indulges both his virtuosic temperament and his passion for soulful chamber music in this rare fusion of Khachaturian and Shostakovich.
‘James Ehnes – Britten & Shostakovich’ = BENJAMIN BRITTEN: Violin Concerto; DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH: Violin Concerto No. 1 – James Ehnes, violin/Bournemouth Sym. Orch./ Kirill Karabits – Onyx Classics
Two very introspective concertos given lush treatments.
BARTÓK: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; Viola Concerto – James Ehnes, violin/ BBC Philharmonic Orch./ Gianandrea Noseda – Chandos
Ehnes focuses on the lyrical and intellectual aspects of the music.
MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto in E Minor; Octet – James Ehnes, violin / Erin Keefe, Andrew Wan, and Augustin Hadelich, violins / Cynthia Phelps and Richard O’Neill violas / Robert deMaine and Edward Arron, cellos – Philharmonia Orch./Ashkenazy – Onynx
A fine Concerto and a great Octet performance—this disc is a definite keeper.