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buckworks

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Grammy greatness
« on: February 11, 2019, 07:00:34 PM »
One of last night's Grammy winners was classical violinist James Ehnes, originally from Brandon, Manitoba.

He was eleven years old the first time I heard him perform, in Brandon.

He played the opening measures of a Bach fugue as if it were as easy as breathing, and within a few seconds I was in tears, overwhelmed by the recognition of genius.

It's nice to see him walking so well on the world stage.

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Re: Grammy greatness
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2019, 07:26:29 PM »
It must be a real nice feeling to see someone local get international recognition for their talents.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD_MCPsDGg0

buckworks

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Re: Grammy greatness
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2019, 07:58:18 PM »
I know his parents slightly. His mother said it was a terrifying responsibility to have a child with such gifts.

James was a preschooler when he announced that he wanted to learn the violin ... inspired by seeing Itzhak Perlman play on Sesame Street.

Mission accomplished, I'd say!

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Re: Grammy greatness
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2019, 05:06:53 PM »
Based on the title of the post, I thought this thread would be you bragging about how a grandchild said you were the greatest ;-)

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Re: Grammy greatness
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2019, 05:42:23 AM »
How fortunate you were to have witnessed his playing when he was a boy.