TAS Rated 3/5 Music, 3.5/5 Sonics in the September 2019 Issue of The Absolute Sound!
Hilary Hahn returns with a significant new contribution to the solo violin repertoire. Written by the Spanish composer Antón García Abril and commissioned by Hahn herself, the entire album is a world premiere recording of these remarkable new Partitas for solo violin. Following in the footsteps of Bach, Ysaÿe and Ernst, García Abrils Partitas continue the rich tradition of composers writing a set of six polyphonic works for solo violin.
"Before these pieces existed, I knew they needed to be written. Antón García Abril deeply understands the violin, and he epitomizes a musical tradition that has never before been expressed in the solo violin repertoire. His voice is romantic and impulsive, abrasive, beautiful. These works, in sequence, are a huge new musical statement. With his 6 Partitas, Maestro García Abril has created poems of emotion, grand gestures composed in intricate layers: expressive, complex, passionate, and human." - Hilary Hahn
"Two relative rarities in one: a new classical release on LP by a major label, and a hefty, appealing new set of pieces for solo violin in the lineage of Bach and Ysaye. ...the LP...has more immediate sound than the CD-quality download." - Stephen Estep, The Absolute Sound, September 2019 Features:
• Vinyl LP
• Gatefold jacket
• Made in Germany
Hilary Hahn, violin
Antón García Abril (b. 1933)
6 Partitas For Solo Violin