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SiriusXM: The Bob Edwards Show - Hilary Hahn discusses new Encores CD 'In 27 Pieces' / TODAY!!

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SiriusXM's Bob Edwards speaks to violinist Hilary Hahn about her new CD, In 27 Pieces: The Hilary Hahn Encores.  Hahn spent more than a decade commissioning new works by contemporary composers to play at the end of her concerts.  Encores, which are the performer's way of rewarding an enthusiastic audience at the end of a concert, are short, intimate pieces between 2 and 5 minutes long.  Hahn wasn't satisfied with the standard encore repertoire, and wondered what contemporary composers would do with the form.   She contacted composers from all over the world.  The result is a dazzling 2-CD collection of brand new encores, which she has been performing at her concerts.