Hilary Hahn

Biography

Born: November 27, 1979; Lexington, VA  
Hilary Hahn is among the world's greatest violinists of her or, arguably, any generation. She is one of those rare artists who possess both a colossal technique and interpretive acumen to set them apart from most of their rivals. Hahn had a major recording contract at 16, was named Best Young Classical Musician at 21 by Time Magazine, and by her mid-twenties was generally ranked as one of the finest violinists in the world. Her repertory is Read more broad, taking in many of the standards by J.S. Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Spohr, Paganini, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Stravinsky, Prokofiev, and Barber. But she also plays a few works from the byways of the repertory, including the concertos of Schoenberg and contemporary American composer Edgar Meyer. Hahn declares a preference for Bach, expressing a deep reverence for his music while playing many of his works for solo violin, as well as concertos. Hahn has recorded for Sony Classical and DG.

Hilary Hahn was born in Lexington, VA, on November 27, 1979. Her family moved to Baltimore when she was three. Hahn began playing the violin before her fourth birthday and soon began studies on the instrument via the Suzuki method. She took lessons from Russian émigré Klara Berkovich (1984-1989), and from 1990 studied violin at the Curtis Institute under Jascha Brodsky.

In 1991 Hahn debuted with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and by the mid-'90s had appeared with the Philadelphia, Cleveland, New York Philharmonic, and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestras. In addition, she had debuted in Europe (1995), with Maazel and the Bavarian RSO, playing the Beethoven violin concerto.

Though she could have graduated at 16, Hahn stayed on at Curtis for additional courses and graduated at 19 (1999). By then she had made two recordings under her exclusive contract for Sony, Hilary Hahn plays Bach, and the Beethoven violin concerto and Bernstein Serenade, both critical and commercial successes.

In 2003 Hahn signed a recording contract with DG, and her first album, Bach Concertos, again was devoted to her favorite composer. In 2005 Hahn branched out into crossover music in a series of concerts with American singer/songwriter Tom Brosseau. Two years later she appeared in concert in crossover fare once again, this time with Josh Ritter, also a popular American singer/songwriter. Among Hahn's recordings is the 2008 DG album containing the Schoenberg and Sibelius violin concertos, with Esa-Pekka Salonen leading the Swedish RSO. Read less
Mozart 5, Vieuxtemps 4 - Violin Concertos / Hilary Hahn
Release Date: 03/31/2015   Label: Deutsche Grammophon  
Catalog: 002269802   Number of Discs: 1
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Biography

Born: November 27, 1979; Lexington, VA  
Hilary Hahn is among the world's greatest violinists of her or, arguably, any generation. She is one of those rare artists who possess both a colossal technique and interpretive acumen to set them apart from most of their rivals. Hahn had a major recording contract at 16, was named Best Young Classical Musician at 21 by Time Magazine, and by her mid-twenties was generally ranked as one of the finest violinists in the world. Her repertory is Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. Allegro molto appassionato
II. Andante
III. Allegretto non troppo - Allegro molto vivace
Cadenza
IV. Burlesque. Allegro con brio
III. Rondo. Allegro
I. Allegro ma non troppo
II. Larghetto
III. Rondo. Allegro
IV. Capriccio
IV. Capriccio
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 in A minor, Op. 77: I. Nocturne. Moderato
II. Scherzo. Allegro non troppo
III. Passacaglia. Andante
Cadenza
IV. Burlesque. Allegro con brio
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 14: I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Presto in moto
1. Andante - Allegro vivace
2. Largo cantabile
3. Allegro
1. Autumn. Adagio maestoso - Allegro moderato
2. In the Barn. Presto - Allegro moderato
3. The Revival. Largo - Allegretto
1. Adagio (Verse I) - Andante (Verse II) - Allegretto (Verse III) - Adagio (Last Verse)
2. Allegro
3. Adagio (Cantabile) - Andante con spirito
1. Allegro
2. Largo - Allegro (con slugarocko)
3. Allegro
Schoenberg: Violin Concerto, Op.36 - 1. Poco Allegro
Schoenberg: Violin Concerto, Op.36 - 2. Andante grazioso
Schoenberg: Violin Concerto, Op.36 - 3. Finale. Allegro
Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op.47 - 1. Allegro moderato
Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op.47 - 2. Adagio di molto
Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op.47 - 3. Allegro, ma non tanto
1726
Chaconni
Fly Forward
I. Allegro moderato
II. Canzonetta (Andante)
III. Allegro vivacissimo
J.S. Bach: Violin Concerto No.2 In E, BWV 1042 - 1. Allegro
J.S. Bach: Violin Concerto No.2 In E, BWV 1042 - 2. Adagio
J.S. Bach: Violin Concerto No.2 In E, BWV 1042 - 3. Allegro assai
J.S. Bach: Concerto For 2 Violins, Strings, And Continuo In D Minor, BWV 1043 - 1. Vivace
J.S. Bach: Concerto For 2 Violins, Strings, And Continuo In D Minor, BWV 1043 - 2. Largo ma non tanto
J.S. Bach: Concerto For 2 Violins, Strings, And Continuo In D Minor, BWV 1043 - 3. Allegro
J.S. Bach: Violin Concerto No.1 In A Minor, BWV 1041 - 1. (Allegro moderato)
J.S. Bach: Violin Concerto No.1 In A Minor, BWV 1041 - 2. Andante
J.S. Bach: Violin Concerto No.1 In A Minor, BWV 1041 - 3. Allegro assai
J.S. Bach: Concerto For 2 Harpsichords, Strings, And Continuo In C Minor, BWV 1060 - Arr. For Violin, Oboe, Strings & Continuo - 1. Allegro
J.S. Bach: Concerto For 2 Harpsichords, Strings, And Continuo In C Minor, BWV 1060 - Arr. For Violin, Oboe, Strings & Continuo - 2. Adagio
J.S. Bach: Concerto For 2 Harpsichords, Strings, And Continuo In C Minor, BWV 1060 - Arr. For Violin, Oboe, Strings & Continuo - 3. Allegro
1. Poco Allegro
2. Andante grazioso
3. Finale. Allegro
1. Allegro moderato
2. Adagio di molto
3. Allegro, ma non tanto
1. Allegro maestoso
2. Adagio
3. Rondo (Allegro spirituoso)
1. Recitative - Allegro molto
2. Adagio - Andante
3. Allegro moderato
I. Preludio
II. Loure
III. Gavotte en Rondeau
IV. Menuet I
V. Menuet II
VI. Bourrée
VII. Gigue
Partita No. 2 for Violin in D minor, BWV 1004: I. Allemande
II. Courante
III. Sarabande
IV. Gigue
V. Chaconne
Sonata No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1005: I. Adagio
II. Fuga
III. Largo
IV. Allegro assai
Concerto in D Major for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 61: I. Allegro ma non troppo
II. Larghetto
III. Rondo. Allegro
I. Phaedrus. Pausanias (Lento - Allegro)
II. Aristophanes (Allegretto)
III. Eryximachus (Presto)
IV. Agathon (Adagio)
I. Allemande
Concerto in D Major for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 77: I. Allegro non troppo
II. Adagio
III. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace
Concerto in D for Violin and Orchestra (1931): I. Toccata
II. Aria I
III. Aria II
IV. Capriccio
I. Preludio
II. Loure
III. Gavotte en Rondeau
IV. Menuet I
V. Menuet II
VI. Bourrée
VII. Gigue
Partita No. 2 for Violin in D minor, BWV 1004: I. Allemande
II. Courante
III. Sarabande
IV. Gigue
V. Chaconne
Sonata No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1005: I. Adagio
II. Fuga
III. Largo
IV. Allegro assai
1. Allegro
2. Andante
3. Rondo (Allegretto grazioso)
1. Allegro con spirito
2. Allegro
1. Allegro
2. Tempo di minuetto
1. Allegro molto
2. Andante
3. Presto
1. Allegro
2. Andante
3. Allegro molto
J.S. Bach: Violin Concerto No.2 In E, BWV 1042 - 1. Allegro
J.S. Bach: Violin Concerto No.2 In E, BWV 1042 - 2. Adagio
J.S. Bach: Violin Concerto No.2 In E, BWV 1042 - 3. Allegro assai
J.S. Bach: Concerto For 2 Violins, Strings, And Continuo In D Minor, BWV 1043 - 1. Vivace
J.S. Bach: Concerto For 2 Violins, Strings, And Continuo In D Minor, BWV 1043 - 2. Largo ma non tanto
J.S. Bach: Concerto For 2 Violins, Strings, And Continuo In D Minor, BWV 1043 - 3. Allegro
J.S. Bach: Violin Concerto No.1 In A Minor, BWV 1041 - 1. (Allegro moderato)
J.S. Bach: Violin Concerto No.1 In A Minor, BWV 1041 - 2. Andante
J.S. Bach: Violin Concerto No.1 In A Minor, BWV 1041 - 3. Allegro assai
J.S. Bach: Concerto For 2 Harpsichords, Strings, And Continuo In C Minor, BWV 1060 - Arr. For Violin, Oboe, Strings & Continuo - 1. Allegro
J.S. Bach: Concerto For 2 Harpsichords, Strings, And Continuo In C Minor, BWV 1060 - Arr. For Violin, Oboe, Strings & Continuo - 2. Adagio
J.S. Bach: Concerto For 2 Harpsichords, Strings, And Continuo In C Minor, BWV 1060 - Arr. For Violin, Oboe, Strings & Continuo - 3. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Presto in moto
Violin Concerto: Movement I
Movement II


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