The music of J.S. Bach has long sat at the center of Hilary Hahn’s repertoire. As for many musicians, it exerts a fascination, both intellectual and emotional, that inspires playing of very appealing elegance and insight. The vibrato is tighter than before, and the lines are drawn with a sharper focus—pencil rather than watercolor perhaps. This is music of inexhaustible depth and ambition, and Hahn makes a wonderful guide. At times it feels as if she’s playing just for you, so enjoy the best seat in the house for three masterpieces for the solo violin.
Sonata for Violin Solo No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001
Sonata for Violin Solo No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001: I. Adagio