Classical Conversations

Hilary Hahn: Eclipse

Superstar vioinist Hilary Hahn joins us to talk about her album ECLIPSE, from Deutsche Grammophon records. A celebration of Hilary's return to the stage (after a year-long sabbatical), ECLIPSE documents her artistic growth during that experience – represented by three wonderful works that speak to Hilary's virtuosity in different ways.

Listeners will revel in Hilary's performance of Pablo de Sarasate's Carmen Fantasy (which Hilary had never performed before), and a brilliant rendition of Dvořák's sprightly violin concerto.

The centerpiece of the program, however, is the violin concerto by Argentine composer Alberto Ginastera. Intricately layered, sometimes powerful and sometimes almost painfully intimate, Ginastera's concerto is given a spectacular performance from Hilary, running the gamut from fierce virtuosity to glass-like delicacy.

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