James Ehnes

Fabio Luisi & James Ehnes | DSO On The Go

In 1905, the famed Austrian violinist Fritz Kreisler told the Hereford Times “If you want to know whom I consider to be the greatest living composer, I say without hesitation, Elgar. I wish Elgar would write something for the violin. He could do so, and it would certainly be something effective.” Five years later Elgar delivered Kreisler a concerto by turns grand, brooding and heroic.

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