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For this new recording made immediately after the lockdown period, American violinist Hilary Hahn offers up a truly original programme—just how she likes it. One surprise is the inclusion of Alberto Ginastera’s (1916-1983) Violin Concerto, Op. 30. Despite being a major Argentine composer during the twentieth-century, Ginastera’s work has been sorely under-promoted. His flamboyant, personal masterpieces are written for orchestra, piano and even the stage (e.g. Bomarzo).


Ginastera intially stands out for his ‘sublimation’ of traditional South American heritage. In every corner of his writing, he incorporates Argentinean dance rhythms, with their very specific metres (tango, milonga, gato, etc.), and applies them to an inventive and uniquely personal orchestration. The Argentinean’s orchestra was an instant hit, and it has maintained its powerful sonic singularity ever since. In the early 1960s, Ginastera’s style would become more radical as he increasingly incorporated serialist elements. The Violin Concerto dates back to this period (1963), by which time his musical language had become more sophisticated. It is surprising to note that his major concertante works (the First Piano Concerto and First Cello Concerto) were written during the 1960s: a period of intense experimentation.


In its three free-form movements, the Violin Concerto remains a challenging work both for the soloist and the orchestra. It begins with a large cadenza for the soloist and follows with a series of six ‘studii’, which each focus upon particular facets of violin playing (chords, thirds, etc.)—as if Chopin or Paganini had released their material a century later but had fleshed them out with similarly rich and colourful orchestral textures. The second movement - an Adagio per 22 solisti, fairly typical of Ginastera’s writing for solo strings - brings about a lull within the overall structure, before we enter a two-part Scherzo. This final movement ends with a Perpetuum mobile: an extremely virtuosic moment, the agitated and hallucinating tone of which is aptly inhabited by Hilary Hahn. A brilliant moment on the record.


It is surprising then to hear Sarasate’s Fantasia-Carmen - a truly disturbing contrast, but one which brings us back to a more radiant 19th century. This period is equally celebrated through the incorporation of Antonín Dvořák's Violin Concerto, which is now being performed more and more often by 21st century violinists. In the Dvořák, Hahn and Orozco-Estrada are more sensitive to the work’s flowing form than to its pastoral or lyrical character.


An absolutely fascinating album, in any case. Pierre-Yves Lascar/Qobuz

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Violin Concerto in A Minor, Op. 53, B. 108 (Antonín Dvořák)

1
I. Allegro ma non troppo
00:12:11

Antonín Dvorák, Composer - Hilary Hahn, Producer, Co-Producer, Violin, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Andreas Wagner, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Philipp Knop, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Conductor, MainArtist - Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Orchestra, MainArtist - Christoph Claßen, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Artur Büschel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alexander Kolb, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

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2
II. Adagio ma non troppo
00:10:23

Antonín Dvorák, Composer - Hilary Hahn, Producer, Co-Producer, Violin, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Andreas Wagner, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Philipp Knop, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Conductor, MainArtist - Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Orchestra, MainArtist - Christoph Claßen, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Artur Büschel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alexander Kolb, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

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3
III. Finale. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo
00:10:47

Antonín Dvorák, Composer - Hilary Hahn, Producer, Co-Producer, Violin, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Andreas Wagner, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Philipp Knop, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Conductor, MainArtist - Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Orchestra, MainArtist - Christoph Claßen, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Artur Büschel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alexander Kolb, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

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Violin Concerto, Op. 30 (Alberto Ginastera)

4
Ia. Cadenza
00:05:23

Alberto Ginastera, Composer - Hilary Hahn, Producer, Co-Producer, Violin, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Philipp Knop, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Conductor, MainArtist - Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Orchestra, MainArtist - Christoph Claßen, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Artur Büschel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alexander Kolb, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Freya Hartwig, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Francisco Hitzel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

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5
Ib. Studio I - Per gli accordi. Allegro
00:01:23

Alberto Ginastera, Composer - Hilary Hahn, Producer, Co-Producer, Violin, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Philipp Knop, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Conductor, MainArtist - Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Orchestra, MainArtist - Christoph Claßen, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Artur Büschel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alexander Kolb, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Freya Hartwig, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Francisco Hitzel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

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6
Ic. Studio II - Per le terze. Allegretto
00:00:55

Alberto Ginastera, Composer - Hilary Hahn, Producer, Co-Producer, Violin, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Philipp Knop, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Conductor, MainArtist - Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Orchestra, MainArtist - Christoph Claßen, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Artur Büschel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alexander Kolb, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Freya Hartwig, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Francisco Hitzel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

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7
Id. Studio III - Per gli altri intervalli. Lo stesso tempo
00:00:48

Alberto Ginastera, Composer - Hilary Hahn, Producer, Co-Producer, Violin, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Philipp Knop, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Conductor, MainArtist - Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Orchestra, MainArtist - Christoph Claßen, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Artur Büschel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alexander Kolb, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Freya Hartwig, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Francisco Hitzel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

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8
Ie. Studio IV - Per l’arpeggiato. Lo stesso tempo
00:00:51

Alberto Ginastera, Composer - Hilary Hahn, Producer, Co-Producer, Violin, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Philipp Knop, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Conductor, MainArtist - Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Orchestra, MainArtist - Christoph Claßen, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Artur Büschel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alexander Kolb, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Freya Hartwig, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Francisco Hitzel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

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9
If. Studio V - Per gli armonici. Andante
00:02:14

Alberto Ginastera, Composer - Hilary Hahn, Producer, Co-Producer, Violin, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Philipp Knop, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Conductor, MainArtist - Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Orchestra, MainArtist - Christoph Claßen, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Artur Büschel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alexander Kolb, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Freya Hartwig, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Francisco Hitzel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

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10
Ig. Studio VI - Per i 24 quarti di tono. Larghissimo
00:01:12

Alberto Ginastera, Composer - Hilary Hahn, Producer, Co-Producer, Violin, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Philipp Knop, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Conductor, MainArtist - Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Orchestra, MainArtist - Christoph Claßen, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Artur Büschel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alexander Kolb, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Freya Hartwig, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Francisco Hitzel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

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11
Ih. Coda. Maestoso
00:01:02

Alberto Ginastera, Composer - Hilary Hahn, Producer, Co-Producer, Violin, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Philipp Knop, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Conductor, MainArtist - Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Orchestra, MainArtist - Christoph Claßen, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Artur Büschel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alexander Kolb, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Freya Hartwig, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Francisco Hitzel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

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12
II. Adagio per 22 solisti
00:09:45

Alberto Ginastera, Composer - Hilary Hahn, Producer, Co-Producer, Violin, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Philipp Knop, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Conductor, MainArtist - Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Orchestra, MainArtist - Christoph Claßen, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Artur Büschel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alexander Kolb, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Freya Hartwig, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Francisco Hitzel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

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13
IIIa. Scherzo pianissimo. Sempre volante, misterioso e appena sensibile
00:04:28

Alberto Ginastera, Composer - Hilary Hahn, Producer, Co-Producer, Violin, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Philipp Knop, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Conductor, MainArtist - Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Orchestra, MainArtist - Christoph Claßen, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Artur Büschel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alexander Kolb, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Freya Hartwig, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Francisco Hitzel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

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14
IIIb. Perpetuum mobile. Agitato ed allucinante
00:01:56

Alberto Ginastera, Composer - Hilary Hahn, Producer, Co-Producer, Violin, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Philipp Knop, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Conductor, MainArtist - Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Orchestra, MainArtist - Christoph Claßen, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Artur Büschel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alexander Kolb, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Freya Hartwig, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Francisco Hitzel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

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Carmen Fantasy, op. 25 (Pablo de Sarasate)

15
Introduction. Allegro moderato
00:03:13

Pablo de Sarasate, Composer - Hilary Hahn, Producer, Co-Producer, Violin, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Philipp Knop, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Conductor, MainArtist - Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Orchestra, MainArtist - Christoph Claßen, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Artur Büschel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alexander Kolb, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Freya Hartwig, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Francisco Hitzel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

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16
I. Moderato
00:03:14

Pablo de Sarasate, Composer - Hilary Hahn, Producer, Co-Producer, Violin, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Philipp Knop, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Conductor, MainArtist - Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Orchestra, MainArtist - Christoph Claßen, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Artur Büschel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alexander Kolb, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Freya Hartwig, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Francisco Hitzel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

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17
II. Lento assai
00:02:39

Pablo de Sarasate, Composer - Hilary Hahn, Producer, Co-Producer, Violin, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Philipp Knop, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Conductor, MainArtist - Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Orchestra, MainArtist - Christoph Claßen, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Artur Büschel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alexander Kolb, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Freya Hartwig, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Francisco Hitzel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

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18
III. Allegro moderato
00:02:08

Pablo de Sarasate, Composer - Hilary Hahn, Producer, Co-Producer, Violin, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Philipp Knop, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Conductor, MainArtist - Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Orchestra, MainArtist - Christoph Claßen, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Artur Büschel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alexander Kolb, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Freya Hartwig, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Francisco Hitzel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

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19
IV. Moderato
00:02:48

Pablo de Sarasate, Composer - Hilary Hahn, Producer, Co-Producer, Violin, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Philipp Knop, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Conductor, MainArtist - Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Orchestra, MainArtist - Christoph Claßen, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Artur Büschel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alexander Kolb, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Freya Hartwig, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Francisco Hitzel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2022 Hilary Hahn

Album Description

For this new recording made immediately after the lockdown period, American violinist Hilary Hahn offers up a truly original programme—just how she likes it. One surprise is the inclusion of Alberto Ginastera’s (1916-1983) Violin Concerto, Op. 30. Despite being a major Argentine composer during the twentieth-century, Ginastera’s work has been sorely under-promoted. His flamboyant, personal masterpieces are written for orchestra, piano and even the stage (e.g. Bomarzo).


Ginastera intially stands out for his ‘sublimation’ of traditional South American heritage. In every corner of his writing, he incorporates Argentinean dance rhythms, with their very specific metres (tango, milonga, gato, etc.), and applies them to an inventive and uniquely personal orchestration. The Argentinean’s orchestra was an instant hit, and it has maintained its powerful sonic singularity ever since. In the early 1960s, Ginastera’s style would become more radical as he increasingly incorporated serialist elements. The Violin Concerto dates back to this period (1963), by which time his musical language had become more sophisticated. It is surprising to note that his major concertante works (the First Piano Concerto and First Cello Concerto) were written during the 1960s: a period of intense experimentation.


In its three free-form movements, the Violin Concerto remains a challenging work both for the soloist and the orchestra. It begins with a large cadenza for the soloist and follows with a series of six ‘studii’, which each focus upon particular facets of violin playing (chords, thirds, etc.)—as if Chopin or Paganini had released their material a century later but had fleshed them out with similarly rich and colourful orchestral textures. The second movement - an Adagio per 22 solisti, fairly typical of Ginastera’s writing for solo strings - brings about a lull within the overall structure, before we enter a two-part Scherzo. This final movement ends with a Perpetuum mobile: an extremely virtuosic moment, the agitated and hallucinating tone of which is aptly inhabited by Hilary Hahn. A brilliant moment on the record.


It is surprising then to hear Sarasate’s Fantasia-Carmen - a truly disturbing contrast, but one which brings us back to a more radiant 19th century. This period is equally celebrated through the incorporation of Antonín Dvořák's Violin Concerto, which is now being performed more and more often by 21st century violinists. In the Dvořák, Hahn and Orozco-Estrada are more sensitive to the work’s flowing form than to its pastoral or lyrical character.


An absolutely fascinating album, in any case. Pierre-Yves Lascar/Qobuz

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