Hilary Hahn performs Jennifer Higdon's remarkable Violin Concerto, for which Higdon won the Pulitzer Prize: 1726
, the first movement, is challenging and prickly; Chacconi
, the second, is calmer, slow and colorful; Fly Forward
, the brief and exciting finale, is worth listening to even if you're not a fan of contemporary classical music. Here, Hahn talks about having Higdon as a teacher at the age of thirteen
, and Higdon talks about writing for Hahn's individual style; after the concerto's world premiere, they recorded themselves talking to each other on what looks like a computer cam
, which is both fun as heck and a fascinating look at the relationship between composer and performer.
posted by Rory Marinich
on Mar 13, 2013 -