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Canadian violinist James Ehnes won a Grammy in 2008 for his recording of Barber's Violin Concerto.
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March 9, 2010 Barber's beautiful concerto came about at the request of a soap magnate named Samuel Fels. Although the business end of the commission was sullied, the concerto came out sparkling. Hear violinist James Ehnes play the piece in concert.
July 10, 2008 The young Canadian violinist's recent Grammy victory was touted by one critic as a "triumph of excellence over hype." Ehnes demonstrates why with a small solo performance of Bach works — the last music session at WNYC's old studios.
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