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Hilary Hahn completes her solo recording of the Bach sonatas/partitas, and discusses with classical radio

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When Hilary Hahn plays Bach came out on Sony in 1997, critics were astounded that a performer would choose solo Bach for her debut album; they were further confounded by her elegant approach to this music's technical and interpretive challenges at such a young age. Bach expert Nicholas Anderson wrote in BBC Music Magazine at the time, "Bach's six unaccompanied solos - three each of partitas and sonatas - have long been regarded as the pinnacle of violin writing and the most elusive of goals for the aspiring performer... Hahn's affection for Bach's music becomes apparent at almost every turn; and the concluding movement of the C major Sonata is a tour de force. I long to hear more." Now 38, Hahn completes her recording of the Bach sonatas and partitas for solo violin in an album that will be released on Decca Classics on October 5, 2018. The new album includes the first partita and first and second sonatas.

In conjunction with this release, HH has made time today - Sep 13, 2018 to speak with classical radio stations and networks around the US. Participating cities include, New York, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Seattle, Portland, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Austin, and many more. Watch throughout the day for our tweets.