Performance Today

with host Fred Child

In studio with Hilary Hahn

Violinist Hilary Hahn
Violinist Hilary Hahn Peter Miller
18min 40sec

For violinist Hilary Hahn, the interaction between the classical tradition and the cultural vernacular is nothing new. She illustrated the point by playing some music that is now considered part of the classical tradition, but it came from composers borrowing folk music.

Listen for Fred's conversation about classical and folk music with Hilary Hahn. She was in studio studios of WQXR in New York with pianist Orion Weiss to play some music by Bela Bartok.