Caption: James Ehnes
James Ehnes 

Virtuoso Voices - James Ehnes (It’s Not MY Way)

From: Listener Directed Productions, Inc.
Series: Virtuoso Voices(tm)
Length: :26

Each piece of music contains a certain degree of instruction from the composer as to how they want their music played. Some composers are more specific than others. In the end, it’s up to the performer to put their own stamp on the music, but violinist James Ehnes says it’s always a good idea to remember “who’s the boss.” Use this 26 second clip to introduce almost any recording by James Ehnes. Scroll down to read the Suggested Host Intro, Outro, transcript and music recommendations. Read the full description.

James_ehnes_for_prx_small Use this clip to introduce almost any recording by James Ehnes, including Bruch – Violin Concertos and Scottish Fantasy (CBC SM 500); Barber, Korngold and Walton Violin Concertos (CBC 5241); Ravel, Sarasate, Debussy, Wieniawski (CBC 1177); Showpieces and Miniatures (ONYX 4038).  James Ehnes’ complete discography is available at arkivmusic.com.

SUGGESTED HOST INTRO
Each piece of music contains a certain degree of instruction from the composer as to how they want their music played.  Some composers are more specific than others.  In the end, it’s up to the performer to put their own stamp on the music, but violinist James Ehnes says it’s always a good idea to remember “who’s the boss.”

James Ehnes Clip:
“When people are taking a look at a piece of music of Beethoven or something and they say, ‘Well you know, I think that it should be this and this and this,’ even though that’s completely the opposite of what Beethoven wrote, then yeah I just have to ask myself, well are (laugh), maybe you’re not really getting it because these great legendary composers, they knew what they were doing and they had a very, (laugh) a very good game plan worked out.”

SUGGESTED HOST OUTRO
Violinist James Ehnes (EH-ness) puts (insert composer) first in this performance of the (insert music title and additional performers).

(To download a .txt file of this suggested copy, look under the "Additional Files" for this piece.)


WHAT IS VIRTUOSO VOICES™?

Virtuoso Voices™ is a performer interview service that provides short interview segments to radio stations, their websites and other online platforms.

Virtuoso Voices provides stations with a new strategy for presenting classical music on the radio by directly involving the performer in the introduction of the music.  These topical and evergreen clips enable announcers to bring an additional insider's perspective to the music they introduce and play on their shifts.

Program content is taken from interviews with internationally recognized classical music performers, such as Gil Shaham, Yo-Yo Ma, Marin Alsop, Lorin Maazel, Joshua Bell, Hilary Hahn and Michael Tilson Thomas.

For more information and to see additional ways to use these clips, please visit our website, www.virtuosovoices.org.


Virtuoso Voices™ Fundraising Service

Virtuoso Voices(tm) is also Public Radio's primary source for classical music fundraising messages.

Please visit the fundraising page of our website for examples and further information.  www.virtuosovoices.org/fundraising.


VIRTUOSO VOICES

"Classical Music's Virtuosos Want a Word with Your Listeners."

Virtuoso Voices is a trademark of Listener Directed Productions, Inc.

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Piece Description

Use this clip to introduce almost any recording by James Ehnes, including Bruch – Violin Concertos and Scottish Fantasy (CBC SM 500); Barber, Korngold and Walton Violin Concertos (CBC 5241); Ravel, Sarasate, Debussy, Wieniawski (CBC 1177); Showpieces and Miniatures (ONYX 4038).  James Ehnes’ complete discography is available at arkivmusic.com.

SUGGESTED HOST INTRO
Each piece of music contains a certain degree of instruction from the composer as to how they want their music played.  Some composers are more specific than others.  In the end, it’s up to the performer to put their own stamp on the music, but violinist James Ehnes says it’s always a good idea to remember “who’s the boss.”

James Ehnes Clip:
“When people are taking a look at a piece of music of Beethoven or something and they say, ‘Well you know, I think that it should be this and this and this,’ even though that’s completely the opposite of what Beethoven wrote, then yeah I just have to ask myself, well are (laugh), maybe you’re not really getting it because these great legendary composers, they knew what they were doing and they had a very, (laugh) a very good game plan worked out.”

SUGGESTED HOST OUTRO
Violinist James Ehnes (EH-ness) puts (insert composer) first in this performance of the (insert music title and additional performers).

(To download a .txt file of this suggested copy, look under the "Additional Files" for this piece.)


WHAT IS VIRTUOSO VOICES™?

Virtuoso Voices™ is a performer interview service that provides short interview segments to radio stations, their websites and other online platforms.

Virtuoso Voices provides stations with a new strategy for presenting classical music on the radio by directly involving the performer in the introduction of the music.  These topical and evergreen clips enable announcers to bring an additional insider's perspective to the music they introduce and play on their shifts.

Program content is taken from interviews with internationally recognized classical music performers, such as Gil Shaham, Yo-Yo Ma, Marin Alsop, Lorin Maazel, Joshua Bell, Hilary Hahn and Michael Tilson Thomas.

For more information and to see additional ways to use these clips, please visit our website, www.virtuosovoices.org.


Virtuoso Voices™ Fundraising Service

Virtuoso Voices(tm) is also Public Radio's primary source for classical music fundraising messages.

Please visit the fundraising page of our website for examples and further information.  www.virtuosovoices.org/fundraising.


VIRTUOSO VOICES

"Classical Music's Virtuosos Want a Word with Your Listeners."

Virtuoso Voices is a trademark of Listener Directed Productions, Inc.

Additional Files

Additional Credits

This clip is also available on the December 2010 Virtuoso Voices CD.

Virtuoso Voices is a trademark of Listener Directed Productions, Inc.

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