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New Release: Hahn Back To Bach

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Twenty one years ago, violinist Hilary Hahn hit the classical scene with Plays Bach on Sony Classical. Now a superstar performer, Hahn returns on Decca Classics to finish the cycle of solo violin works by Johann Sebastian Bach: Solo Sonatas 1 and 2, plus the Partita No. 1. WBAA Music Director spoke with Hilary about the new release, and why it's the right time to release Hilary Hahn Plays Bach.

Learn more about the album here. Hahn says “Not a week has passed since then without an audience member asking me when I’ll record the rest of the set.” We're so tickled she finally has "completed" the set. There is something perfect about her approach, sound, and interpretation. It's a must own for any music lover, especially violinists and those who love Bach's music.

She'll perform these works live in the United States later this month/year:

October 23, 2018 Lincoln Center, New York

Sonata No. 1 in G Minor

Partita No. 1 in B Minor

Partita No. 2 in D Minor

October 26, 2018 The Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.

Sonata No. 1 in G Minor

Partita No. 1 in B Minor

Partita No. 2 in D Minor

November 4, 2018 Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

Sonata No. 1 in G Minor

Partita No. 1 in B Minor

Partita No. 2 in D Minor

Hahn will also be just up the road from WBAA next May, playing Sibelius' Violin Concerto with the Chicago Symphony.

John Nasukaluk Clare is comfortable behind a microphone, streaming video or playing violin. A former broadcaster for NPR, John has previously worked with Voice of America, the Canadian Broadcast Corporation and stations in Texas, Kansas, Nevada, California, and Pennsylvania. In 2005, Clare earned the Deems Taylor Award from ASCAP for radio broadcasting, citing his work on 20/20 Hearing. Having performed with famed tenors Luciano Pavarotti and Andrea Bocelli, John has worked with the Mozart Festival Texas, Mid Texas Symphony, Nevada Chamber Symphony, Shreveport Symphony, Abilene Philharmonic and Wichita Symphony Orchestra.