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Hilary Hahn on Bach

Violinist Hilary Hahn© OJ Slaughter

July 12, 2022

After studying the many ways people play music by Bach, violinist Hilary Hahn has concluded: "You can play it however you want, as long as you can make it convincing...that's up to the audience to decide." On today’s show, hear Hilary Hahn play a Bach violin concerto with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Mel Bonis: Suite in the Ancient Style: Choral
Tatjana Ruhland, flute | Florian Wiek, Piano | Gesa Jenne-Donneweg, violin | Ingrid Philippi, viola
Album: Mel Bonis: Chamber Music with Flute
SWR 93204

Andrea Clearfield: Rhapsodie for Flute, Harp, and String Trio
Mimi Stillman, flute | Bridget Kibbey, harp | Amy Oshiro-Morales, violin | Kerri Ryan, viola | Gabriel Cabezas, cello
Dolce Suono Ensemble, Trinity Center for Urban Life, Philadelphia, PA

Johann Sebastian Bach: Violin Concerto in E major BWV 1042
Hilary Hahn, violin | Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra | Gemma New, conductor
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Royce Hall, Westwood, CA

Mel Bonis: Suite Orientale Movement 1 Prelude
Sylvan Trio
First Congregational Church of Webster Groves, First Congregational Church, Webster Groves, MO

Hour 2

Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No. 6 in F major Movement 2 Allegretto
Paul Lewis, piano
Album: Beethoven #4 Paul Lewis
Harmonia Mundi 901909

Louise Talma: Seven Episodes for Flute, Viola, and Piano
Mimi Stillman, flute | Miranda Cuckson, viola | Charles Abramovic, piano
Dolce Suono Ensemble / DSE Presents "Rediscoveries: Festival of American Music", Trinity Center for Urban Life, Philadelphia, PA

Sheridan Seyfried: Concerto for Two Violins and Orchestra
Nikki and Timothy Chooi, violins | Lake George Music Festival Symphony Orchestra | Roger Kalia, music director & conductor
Lake George Music Festival, Lake George High School, Lake George, NY

Ludwig van Beethoven: The Consecration of the House Overture
The Orchestra Now | Leon Botstein, conductor
Bard College, The Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY