6 Songs, 1 Hour

EDITORS’ NOTES

Perhaps daunted by J.S. Bach’s towering creations, few composers have written substantial works for the solo violin. Enter Hilary Hahn, never one to do things by halves. The violinist has commissioned Spaniard Antón García Abril to write six solo partitas. Each has a theme, the first letter of which combines with the others to create the name “Hilary.” As with Bach’s partitas, the use of a solo violin draws us deep into a reflective inner world of many emotions. Though the musical language is clearly of our time, the violin’s natural desire to sing gives these pieces a timeless quality that Hahn brings vividly to life.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Perhaps daunted by J.S. Bach’s towering creations, few composers have written substantial works for the solo violin. Enter Hilary Hahn, never one to do things by halves. The violinist has commissioned Spaniard Antón García Abril to write six solo partitas. Each has a theme, the first letter of which combines with the others to create the name “Hilary.” As with Bach’s partitas, the use of a solo violin draws us deep into a reflective inner world of many emotions. Though the musical language is clearly of our time, the violin’s natural desire to sing gives these pieces a timeless quality that Hahn brings vividly to life.

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Ratings and Reviews

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Rob (del monte a dentro) ,

Real musicality in the writing and playing, nothing short of masterworks by Hahn and Abril!

This is another wonderful opportunity to hear a collaboration of contemporaries that will stand up, as all great art does, to the tests of time.
Don’t miss Hilary’s masterclass videos on the artistry that Ent into this project! There are so many gems of wisdom there!

bennie loves bach ,

QUEEN HAHN DID IT AGAIN

This album is so good! Abril has created a masterwork, and Hilary delivered! Well done!

kristopher724 ,

An amazing album, but...

Love the music but why did iTunes screw up the track listing??

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