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Hilary Hahn In 27 Pieces: The Hilary Hahn Encores 180g 2LP

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Violinist & Pianist Perform 27 Encores on 180g Double LP!

Throughout her career, Hilary Hahn has been an advocate for new music – most notably commissioning a concerto by Edgar Meyer and a Pulitzer Prize-winning concerto by Jennifer Higdon. Her recent album, Silfra, was a genre-bending experiment with prepared-pianist Hauschka. Prior to that, she released an album of sonatas by Charles Ives. More than ten years ago, Hahn began her most ambitious project, “In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores,” to expand and enrich the violin repertoire. She commissioned more than two dozen composers to write short-form pieces for acoustic violin and piano and toured these new works internationally over the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons in countries such as Turkey, Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, the United States, Japan, Austria and Spain. On November 11, 2016 Hahn and Deutsche Grammophon release a recording of all 27 encores in a 2LP set in the United States.

The idea for “In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores” began to take shape when Hahn 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 violinist’s education and repertoire, and Hahn believed that potential new favorites should be encouraged and performed as well. What is unique about the project, though, is the incredible depth that 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.

The 26 commissioned composers are Antón García Abril, Franghiz Ali-Zadeh, Lera Auerbach, Richard Barrett, Mason Bates, Tina Davidson, David Del Tredici, Avner Dorman, Du Yun, Søren Nils Eichberg, Christos Hatzis, Jennifer Higdon, James Newton Howard, Bun-Ching Lam, David Lang, Paul Moravec, Nico Muhly, Michiru Oshima, Kala Ramnath, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Max Richter, Somei Satoh, Elliott Sharp, Valentin Silvestrov, Mark-Anthony Turnage, and Gillian Whitehead. Jeff Myers was chosen to be the final 27th composer.

"I keep returning to Hahn, who in performance after performance, and recording after recording, displays all the greatest virtues of violin artistry. I know of no violinist today with quite her combination of technical brilliance, interpretive assurance and sheer tonal splendor." - Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle

"...tiny pieces with big attitude..." - The Times UK

• 180g Vinyl
• Double LP
• Digital Download Included
• Made in the EU
• Gatefold Jacket

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano

Side A:

1. Franghiz Ali-Zadeh (1947)
2. Somei Satoh (1947)
3. Du Yun (1978)
When A Tiger Meets A Rosa Rugosa
4. David Lang (1957)
Light Moving
5. Bun-Ching Lam (1954)
Solitude d’automne
6. Paul Moravec (1957)
Blue Fiddle
Side B:
7. Antón García Abril (1933)
Third Sigh
8. Avner Dorman (1975)
Memory Games
9. David del Tredici (1937)
10. Mason Bates (1977)
Ford’s Farm
11. Einojuhani Rautavaara (1928)
12. Gillian Whitehead (1941)
13. Richard Barrett (1959)

Side C:
1. Jennifer Higdon (1962)
Echo Dash
2. Christos Hatzis (1953)
Coming To
3. Jeff Myers (1977)
The Angry Birds of Kauai
4. Mark-Anthony Turnage (1960)
Hilary’s Hoedown
5. Valentin Silvestrov (1937)
Two Pieces
6. Kala Ramnath (1967)
Aalap and Tarana
7. Lera Auerbach (1973)
Speak, Memory
8. Tina Davidson (1952)
Blue Curve of the Earth
Side D:
1. Elliott Sharp (1951)
Storm of the Eye
2. Michiru Oshima (1961)
3. James Newton Howard (1951)
133... At Least
4. Nico Muhly (1981)
Two Voices
5. Søren Nils Eichberg (1973)
6. Max Richter (1966)

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