Stereophile: How Many Hilary Hahns? hilary hahn must be a chameleon. At least, that s how it seemed at the 2004 Consumer Electronics Show. On January 11, the gifted 23year-old violinist http://www.stereophile.com/asweseeit/404awsi/
Extractions: Recent Additions Analog Sources Digital Sources Amplification ... Music in the Round Vote Previous Votes Soapbox Previous Soaps AV Links Previous News Master Index Contact Us 2004 Buyer's Guide Recordings Rec Comps Cool Stuff Back Issues AV Buyer's Guide AV Marketplace Digital Stereophle Jan Feb Mar April ... AV Marketplace How Many Hilary Hahns? Jason Victor Serinus, April, 2004 Hilary Hahn must be a chameleon. At least, that's how it seemed at the 2004 Consumer Electronics Show On January 11, the gifted 23-year-old violinist accompanied me to nine different rooms, each time with Neville Marriner and the entire Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields in tow. Playing Brahms's Violin Concerto, sometimes Ms. Hahn was modestly draped in "Red Book" Standard, other times in Superbly Accessorized Couture Divine. But even when she wore the same outfit from room to room, she and her backup forces created nine distinctly different sonic impressions when they began to strut their ones and zeros. First, there was the sound of her violin. An 1864 Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume copy of Paganini's "Cannon" Guarneri, aptly named for its huge sound, it glistened and gleamed in some rooms, beautiful silvery sparks of light illuminating its higher reaches. In a few other rooms it was more mono-dimensional, in others so sweet that the sparks blended into one occasionally syrupy whole. One presentation was quite rich in the midrange, but the gleam was not there. In yet another room the violin sounded split in two, its glistening edge seemingly detached from the main, rosin-laden body of its sound.
Violinist - Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia A violinist is an instrumentalist who plays the violin. Ida Haendel (1928 ; hilary hahn (1980 -; Jascha Heifetz (1901-1987); Bronislav Hubermann (1882 1947); http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violinist
Extractions: A violinist is an instrumentalist who plays the violin . The terms fiddler or fiddle player are also used. In classical music the "fiddle" terms are usually somewhat informal or jokey: they are more standard expressions in folk music. In between there are nuances of meaning and usage which are difficult to formalize. Composer-violinists were common in the Baroque era: In the early 19th century, Niccoló Paganini did much to expand the instrument's technique. Other notable 19th century violinists include Pierre Rode Joseph Joachim (who was friends with Johannes Brahms Leopold Auer (who taught many famous violinists of following generations), Pablo de Sarasate Henri Vieuxtemps Eugene Ysaye and Henryk Wieniawski Among significant later players are: edit Tracy Bonham (alternative rock) Polly Bradfield (jazz) Vassar Clements (Bluegrass, Country, Jazz)
Hahn F/Zhu Vs. Hoffman On Saturday, hilary hahn, violinist with four bestselling classical records to her credit at age 24, and her accompanist Natalie Zhu took the stage of the http://spam-o-matic.org/culture/hahnhoffman.html
Extractions: Andrew Lindemann Malone's Internet Playpen Movie Reviews The Rest of Our Culture Humor Arguments ... Home Hilary Hahn f/Natalie Zhu vs. Gary Hoffman 2/21/04 and 2/24/04 On Saturday, Hilary Hahn, violinist with four bestselling classical records to her credit at age 24, and her accompanist Natalie Zhu took the stage of the Kennedy Center Concert Hall to play chamber music for a couple thousand people. Hahn, a prodigy in her youth making the transition to just another well-known soloist, knows how to project to the back of a big hall and can make the musical gestures that grab your attention. Otherwise, surprisingly enough, she looked somewhat lost for much of the afternoon, even if she didn't play like it. During her three works with Zhu (one early and one late Mozart sonata and the Bloch sonata), she appeared to be corkscrewing something within herself as she played, taking a step forward and to her right and leaning on her right foot as she went through the phrases; when Zhu took over, even for brief periods, she would come back to home and hold the violin down and her body slack, with a blank expression on her face. What at first looked like a petulant gesture seemed more and more to be one of relieved tension as the afternoon went on. Zhu, for her part, seemed to be having more fun than Hahn was; she initiated the smiles just before the pair decided to begin a work or movement and attacked her tasks with an enviable calmness in addition to vigor.
I'll String Along With Hilary Hahn...Anytime the presence of such artistry. The second was a recital last week by the young American violinist hilary hahn. A while ago I had http://homepage.mac.com/nnash/iblog/C2057747571/E545654157/
Extractions: iBlog Some reflections on a recital by one of America's young major talents.... I listen to a lot of classical music, but â like many people â I never took that music appreciation course in college. Itâs one of the many modest errors of my life, but a nagging one in a minor key (donât ask-I canât tell you). I have felt the pangs of my learning avoidance deeply on two occasions in the last year or two, both times at recitals. The first was a performance by the German bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff who sang with such intelligence and grace that one felt genuinely privileged to be in the presence of such artistry. The second was a recital last week by the young American violinist Hilary Hahn. A while ago I had heard her interviewed on NPRâs âWeekend Edition," followed by an excerpt from one of her recordings. Something about her personality and quite a lot about her playing jumped out at me. For example, when asked about why she made an effort to meet the audience after a recital, she said that the audience was an important element in her performance, no concert without them, in fact, and she enjoyed meeting people. She's just a kid, I thought, but she gets it....
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Extractions: "I've had a v e r y balanced life. It just h a p p e n e d that I was more interested in the v i o l i n than other kids. There were kids who c o n c e n t r a t e d on sports . I focused on the v i o l i n ~ Hilary Hahn Time magazine has called her "America's best young musician," award-winning classical violinist Hilary Hahn (1979-) was born on this day in Lexington, Virginia. She first began lessons a few weeks shy of her fourth birthday and gave her first recital at age 10. "My first teacher told me to think of (performance) as giving a gift to the audienceas though you're inviting them in for a party," Hahn explained, following her musical passion for most of her life. Admitted to Philadelphia's Curtis Institute of Music at age ten, five years later she played Beethoven for her European concert debut. In 1997, she released her first album, Hilary Hahn plays Bach . "I like to record. It's very intense," she said. "But it's very educationalthe one time you get to listen to yourself." The Los Angeles Times described her playing as "pristine."
Extractions: Hilary Hahn was recently called America's best young classical musician by Time magazine. Not that I'd hang my hat on anything musically meaningful within those pages, but in this case, I'd have to agree. But to dwell on the fact that Hahn is 22 and then to remark on how surprisingly well she plays is to completely miss the mark and also to qualify her ability; she's no longer a child prodigy. Her playing is quite mature and her interpretations confident. Her cup of talent is full to the brim.
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Extractions: John Nelson - Reviewer Hilary Hahn was recently called America Time Hahn Hahn's relationship with Sony began with s " Hilary Hahn Plays Bach ", and has recorded several of the established warhorse violin concerti for Sony . Her latest Sony release tackles the Mendelssohn and the Shostakovich First Hahn Mendelssohn Shostakovich Stalin Stalin regime. Shostakovich Stalin to triumphant reviews. But enough of history lessons. Hilary Hahn Mendelssohn concerto is outstanding. Her sweetness of tone is emphatic yet not overtly emotional, which if not properly gauged can kill a performance of this wonderful concerto. Technically, her playing is superb. She is given sympathetic and thoughtful support from the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra led by Hugh Wolff Hahn is in complete command of the Mendelssohn piece. Nothing is lacking in her interpretation of Mendelssohn , and although there might be more glorious versions, ( Heifetz Charles Munch and The Boston Symphony Orchestra or Menuhin with Wilhelm Furtwangler and The Berlin Philharmonic come to mind), her performance is first rate. The sound on the
Skaneateles Festival Media Grammy Award winning violinist hilary hahn has established herself as one of the most accomplished and compelling artists on the international concert circuit. http://www.skanfest.org/skanfest/media.cfm
Extractions: Zinman, David, conductor A tradition continues as the Festivals favorite conductor, Peter Bay, joins forces with the Festivals favorite violinist, Hilary Hahn, for yet another memorable Season Finale. Currently Music Director of the Austin Symphony Orchestra and the Britt Festival Orchestra, Peters recent appearances include the Syracuse, Baltimore, Colorado, Dallas, Honolulu, St. Louis and National symphony orchestras, the Buffalo Philharmonic, and the Bochum Philharmoniker in Germany. Back to top A favorite with Skaneateles Festival audiences for many years, Andrés Cárdenes returns for the 25th Anniversary season. The renowned violinist performs with the passion and dedication of a master musician. Cuban-born, he has garnered international acclaim from critics and audiences alike for his ferocious technique balanced by a remarkable tonal subtlety. Since capturing the top American prize in the 1982 Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition in Moscow, Cárdenes has appeared with more than 100 orchestras worldwide and is an active chamber musician, recording artist, and champion of living composers. A Cultural Ambassador for UNICEF from 1980 to 1991, Andrés Cárdenes has received numerous awards for his community and cultural contributions, most notably from the cities of Los Angeles and Shanghai and the Mexican Red Cross.
Extractions: A public place for Raymond Yee to work out (some of) his issues concerning Bach, the Web, life with God, politics, philosophy, art, justice, love, friendship, the church, books, etc. Main Hilary Hahn, the superstar 23 year old violinist, played last night at Zellerbach Hall . Since I had never attended a recital of a world class violinist, I thought that it would be a novel treat to hear Hahn play. Actually, the real reason I decided to go was that she had on her program the Bach Partita in D Minor, the ultra-famous piece that obsessed me two years ago in the form of Morimur . Although Krista, my friend and violinist, and I sat about 15 rows back from the front, placing us close but not that close to Hahn and her accompianist, I brought my shiny new cheap binoculars to take a closer look. It was silly of me to think that I could make sense of Hahn's graceful fingering and effortness bowing she made playing the violin look so easy that I began to doubt all the stories coming from my violinist friends about their struggles to master the instrument. Of course, Ms. Hahn was displaying the fruits of 19 years of disciplined training and abundant natural musical gifts. Still, the playing seemed a bit too smooth, not gritty enough somehow. But then, what do I know?
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra violinist Sarah Chang returns to the MSO to perform Beethovens Violin Concerto, September 1315, and Milwaukee favorite, violinist hilary hahn, returns the http://www.milwaukeesymphony.org/didyouknow/0902ChangHahn.asp
Extractions: Born in Philadelphia to Korean parents, Ms. Chang began studying the violin at age four and within a year, had already performed with orchestras in the area; by age eight, she was performing with the New York Philharmonic and the Philadelphia Orchestra. In 1999, she graduated from high school and the pre-college program at The Juilliard School, where she studied with Dorothy DeLay. About the Music Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks – This tone poem, which uses only music to tell a story, premiered in Cologne on November 5, 1895 under Conductor Franz Wuellner, and last performed by the MSO in January 1997, with Marek Janowski conducting. Depicting the mischievous adventures of legendary German character, Till Eulenspiegel, the piece is based on the life of an actual person from the 15th century, whose life stories were exaggerated and grew to mythological proportions until Richard Strauss wrote this music that cleverly describes his "merry pranks.”
Extractions: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra Details: Genre: Classical Content: Stereo/Multichannel Media: Single Layer Recording type: DSD Recording info: add to recommendations add to wish list start discussion report errors Related titles: Bach: Violin Concertos - Hahn/Kahane Buy now from... amazon.ca amazon.co.jp amazon.co.uk amazon.com amazon.de amazon.fr CD Universe jpc Brahms/Stravinsky: Violin Concertos - Hilary Hahn Buy now from... amazon.ca amazon.co.jp amazon.co.uk amazon.com amazon.de CD Universe jpc Elgar: Violin Concerto etc. - Hilary Hahn Reviews: add review Review by beardawgs January 24, 2004 Performance: Sonics: We got all 3 Hahns SACDs quite a while ago, and are still a bit confused and unsure how to rate them. Bach disc (see abowe) was a rather easy one she is consistent all the way through, like it or not. But coupling of Brahms and Stravinsky, and especially Mendelssohn and Shostakovich are unusual, if not shocking. We had the opportunity to sample the Mendelssohns concerto at Paul's(nucaleena) and we were initially impressed. To be honest, the main reason for purchasing this disc was Shostakovichs piece, and there we are quite disappointed.
Extractions: Press Democrat Santa Rosa, California Monday, April 21, 1997 Violinist Hahn Steals Already Good Show by Diane Peterson Staff Writer The Santa Rosa Symphony under Jeffrey Kahane performed a well-balanced concert program Saturday night - perhaps the most consistently satisfying so far this season. But it was a surprise encore by violinist Hilary Hahn that inadvertently stole the show. After her fluid and flawless performance of the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, Hahn graciously offered up a Largo movement from an an unaccompanied sonata by J.S. Bach. This simple yet profound piece by one of the oldest masters played so expressively and intuitively by a mere 17-year-old, was breathtakingly exquisite. Hahn bared her soul and became one with the instrument. To paraphrase poet T. S. Eliot, the dancer became the dance. (To those who would like to hear Hahn play more Bach, her first CD featuring his unaccompanied sonatas and partitas will be released in August.) The encore was just one of many pleasant surprises of the evening. A few days before the concert, a friend expressed doubts about whether she would enjoy the program.