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Many musicians and music-lovers thrive on their "daily dose of Bach." Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn does too: Bach has been a part of her life, both in practice and performance, nearly every day since she was nine years old. Her most recent album on Decca, Hilary Hahn Plays Bach: Sonatas 1 & 2, Partita 1, explores her ongoing fascination with the composer.

Hahn spoke with WFMT: Chicago about the start of her musical journey with Bach, the challenges and rewards of playing his music, and how musical discoveries-even in live performance-keep Baroque music fresh for 21st century listeners.