Hilary Hahn: In 27 Pieces, Encores

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Label: DG
Catalog: B001910302
Format: CD

Hilary Hahn

Franghiz Ali-Zadeh (1947) - Impulse Somei Satoh (1947) - Bifu Du Yun (1977) - When a Tiger Meets a Rosa Rugosa David Lang (1957) - light moving Bun-Ching Lam (1954) - Solitude d automne Paul Moravec (1957) - Blue Fiddle Antón García Abril (1933) - Third Sigh Avner Dorman (1975) - Memory Games David del Tredici (1937) - Farewell Mason Bates (1977) - Fords Farm Einojuhani Rautavaara (1928) - Whispering Gillian Whitehead (1941) - Torua Richard Barrett (1959) - shade Jennifer Higdon (1962) - Echo Dash Christos Hatzis (1953) - Coming To Jeff Myers (1977) - The Angry Birds of Kauai Mark-Anthony Turnage (1960) - Hilarys Hoedown Valentin Silvestrov (1937) - Two Pieces Kala Ramnath (1967) - Aalap and Tarana Lera Auerbach (1973) - Speak, Memory Tina Davidson (1952) - Blue Curve of the Earth Elliott Sharp (1951) - Storm of the Eye Michiru Oshima (1961) - Memories James Newton Howard (1951) - 133… At Least. Nico Muhly (1981) - Two Voices Søren Nils Eichberg (1973) - Levitation Max Richter (1966) - Mercy

The idea for In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores began to take shape when Hilary noticed that new encore pieces were not being showcased as much as other types of contemporary works. Shorter pieces remain a crucial part of every violinists education and repertoire, and Hilary believed that potential new favorites should be encouraged and performed as well. What is unique about the project, though, is the incredible depth that Hilary Hahn has gone to to discover new works. She explored the music of all the composers before personally contacting them and ran a blind online contest with open submissions to find the 27th composer.

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