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At age 38, Hilary Hahn completes her recording of the Bach sonatas and partitas for solo violin / WGTE

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Interview with WGTE's Brad Cresswell

Violinist Hilary Hahn made a big splash with her first recording at age 17: an album of the first three sonatas and partitas by J.S. Bach – some of the most difficult solo works for the instrument. At that time, Stereo Review wrote, "I would go so far as to say that I've never heard this legendary, impossible piece of music played on a higher level, technically and musically, than it is on Hahn's debut CD. This is simply a magnificent performance, completely true in all its parts and possessed of a depth and wisdom that belie the performer's age. Unlike most of the violinists who play this music, she is truly its master, and that frees her to play it with soul."

Now some twenty years later at age 38, she completes her recording of the Bach sonatas and partitas for solo violin in an album on Decca Classics that includes the first partita and first and second sonatas. HH joins WGTE - Toledo OH - Brad Cresswell for a preview and discussion of her work. LISTEN

 

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