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Hilary Hahn's View On Vieuxtemps - KUHA: Classical Classroom

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Grammy-winning violinist Hilary Hahn, who has played a few concerts in her day - somewhere around 1,437 of them - talks about Henri Vieuxtemps' Violin Concerto No. 4, which she plays on her latest CD. Is music composed by a violinist for violinists easier or more challenging to play? How was it that Vieuxtemps was more popular than Mozart at one point and now...not so much? And most importantly, Hahn discusses her violin case's Twitter account.

Music in this episode, from Hilary Hahn's CD Mozart 5 Vieuxtemps 4 Violin Concertos (Deutsche Grammophon):

Henri Vieuxtemps, Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Minor, Op. 31. Hilary Hahn, violin. The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. Conducted by Paavo Järvi.

Audio production by Todd "Takei" Hulslander with beaming up by Dacia Clay and editing by Mark DiClaudio.

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