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Hilary Hahn


Decca Classics

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Hilary Hahn: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
Hilary Hahn is encore guest at Cambridge Suzuki School of Music
Paganini 24 Hula Hoop with HH
1 Garcia Abril: 6 Partitas for Violin Solo - 1. Heart  
2 6 Partitas for Violin Solo - 2. Immensity  
3 6 Partitas for Violin Solo - 3. Love  
4 6 Partitas for Violin Solo - 4. Art  
5 6 Partitas for Violin Solo - 5. Reflective  
6 6 Partitas for Violin Solo - 6. You  
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Following the widely celebrated release of Hilary Hahn Plays Bach on Decca Classics last fall, Hilary Hahn returns with a world premiere recording of Antón García Abril's 6 Partitas, commissioned by Hahn for solo violin-her first-ever solo commission and her first of a set of pieces from a single composer.  Each movement has a different theme, displays its own personality, and is deeply tied to the performer for whom the work was written-so much so that García Abril chose to name the movements after Hahn in acrostic: HEART, IMMENSITY, LOVE, ART, REFLECTIVE, YOU.

There is a longstanding tradition of great composers writing six polyphonic works for the violin. Perhaps due to the creativity that arises when a composer is limited to a single unaccompanied instrument, and the challenge of creating a set of diverse but cohesive material within that framework, these pieces rank amongst the most iconic, progressive compositions in the repertoire. Hahn commissioned these 6 Partitas from García Abril both to continue this tradition as well as to amplify this important contemporary composer outside of his home country. Likewise, García Abril found inspiration in Hahn's technical proficiency and interpretational skill, writing her personality and mastery of the violin into the music itself.

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