James Ehnes Bach/Ysaye recitals from home
I may be breaking some forum etiquette about promotion, but what the hey-
James Ehnes is releasing a set of 6 video recitals, moving through 1 Bach Sonata/Partita and 1 Ysaye sonata, and I haven't seen them promoted anywhere except on his personal twitter account (at least not on any of the mainstream news sites like classical fm or npr classical).
They aren't cheap at $20 a pop, at least not for the set of 6, but while I'm sure there are some management hijinks going on behind-the-scenes, it's an interesting concept to have an artist make high quality recordings on their own dime and choosing their own repertoire.
So go spend your Trump stimulus money on the arts and watch them so people make more videos like this one. If you pay him enough maybe he'll do a Prokofiev Solo Sonata bonus recording. Ehnes has been a Bach guy as far back as I've been alive and it's pretty rare for one of the "big name" solo violinists to make a recorded set of all 6.
Thank you for sharing. We may have to splurge on this.
Imagine James T is actually James Ehnes lmao. Like how Heifetz was Jim Hoyle or something.
Hi everyone, this is James Ehnes (I'm not James T, haha!). Thanks, James T, for posting this. No management hijinks, this is just me trying to find a path forward in these very strange times, not just for myself but potentially for any musician who wants to sell their product directly to their audience. I have assumed all financial risk on my own - no outside sponsorship, no label, no philanthropy. It's kind of a matter of principal, to see if this can actually be a sustainable business plan. Depending on how they are received, I may indeed do more of this sort of thing in the coming months, since the concert world is going to be disrupted for quite some time.
OMG IT'S JAMES EHNES
My birthday is coming up soon, this would make for a birthday gift! Where would people redeem the codes that get sent to the purchaser?
Xuanyuan, I did not receive any codes. You can go to your account and choose "purchases" or follow the "watch now" link in the email confirmation.
Thank you Mr. T for posting this.
OMG here too James Ehnes!
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