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Violin Solos - Released October 5, 2018 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

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A student of the last student of Ysaÿe, American violinist Hilary Hahn has played Bach's solo violin music since she was nine, and inaugurated her recording career seven years later with a recording of half the cycle of six, in 1997. That recording rightly won acclaim with its flawless technique and Apollonian lines straight out of the best of the French violin school. Uniquely, she has returned to complete the set 21 years later, and the results are marvelous. It's sometimes hard to pin down the ways in which Hahn's style has changed, but it has to do with a kind of inner relaxation, with a willingness to let the meter vary a bit and pick it up again in the longer line. The flawless tone is still there, but it's not so much an end in itself. It's not an accident that some of the graphics picture Hahn smiling, nor that her quite relevant notes to the album detail the long creative process that went into making it. Sample anywhere, but you could try the very beginning, the first movement of the Sonata for solo violin No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001, where Hahn takes just a bit of time, draws you in, and lets the rest of the movement flow from there. Decca's engineers do excellent work in a Bard College auditorium that one might not have picked as a venue for this. A superb release from one of the preeminent violinists of our time.
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Violin Solos - Released September 7, 2018 | Aparté

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In his turn the conductor and first violin of the Freiburger Barockorchester engraved these emblematic pages for violin. On his instrument by the Milanese lutenist Paolo Antonio Testore (1690-1767), Gottfried von der Goltz tackles without any display this corpus for solo violin. He plays them in an authentic, personal and sober (a little too reserved?) way with a constant concern to put forward their rich architecture and polyphony always in a deep understanding of the writing. © Qobuz 2018    
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Violin Solos - Released May 25, 2018 | LSO Live

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Violin Solos - Released January 12, 2018 | Warner Classics

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There comes a moment in the career of any respected violinist (and even some who aren't), when they dream of playing, and perhaps recording, Paganini's 24 Caprices. And that is precisely what German star violinist Augustin Hadelich (b. 1984) has done. Hadelich has been a regular fixture in the orchestras of Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, London, Munich and Salzburg, for whom he has given some of the greatest concertos that exist, but he has also performed a repertoire of much rarer, contemporary works, which he has decided to champion. Hadelich tackles these 24 Caprices, which Paganini wrote over about 15 years, from 1802 to 1817, without intending to make them into a cycle in their own right - much less a programme to be played in a single concert; indeed, it seems that he never performed them in concert himself - like many small Italian operas (but French ones as well, in the tradition of grand opéra), each one is concentrated down into a few minutes. They run from grandiose tragedy in the style of Meyerbeer, to lighter shades of Rossini, with a real lyrical and vocal vision which is as far removed as can be from pure and demonstrative virtuosity. At 33 years old, Hadelich shows consistent maturity, but also humility, and a sense of experience which one would expect to see in a much older musician. © SM/Qobuz

Violin Solos - Released October 20, 2017 | Solo Musica

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Violin Solos - Released September 8, 2017 | Ondine

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Of course, since years Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin have been recorded over and over again, including by world’s best and most prestigious solists. But when violinist Christian Tetzlaff releases a brand new recording, we can only say: “Friends, countrymen, lend Qobuz your ears”. Concerts with Christian Tetzlaff often become an existential experience for interpreter and audience alike; old familiar works suddenly appear in an entirely new light, also – of course – within the frame of a new studio recording such as this one. Essential to Tetzlaff’s approach are the courage to take risks, technical brilliance, openness and alertness to life. Such an interpretation becomes a real challenge for the aficionado and guarantees a brilliant musical adventure.
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Violin Solos - Released June 23, 2017 | Fuga Libera

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Kaleidoscope. That single word encapsulates Elsa Grether’s aim in her new album: to illustrate the full expressive range of her violin by exploring its repertory in all its stylistic diversity. From Bach’s famous Chaconne to Tôn Thất Tiết’s contemporary idiom in Métal Terre Eau, by way of Eugène Ysaÿe, Aram Khachaturian, Arthur Honegger and Isaac Albéniz, the violinist’s third release for Fuga Libera offers a cocktail of colours and timbres. She charms her listeners with an invariably elegant sound and firmly sculpted lines as she invites us to explore this multifaceted instrument. A voyage of discovery across time, space and aesthetics that will appeal to the widest audience ! © Fuga Libera/Outhere
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Violin Solos - Released May 19, 2017 | Rubicon Classics

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Violin Solos - Released March 18, 2016 | Berlin Classics

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Violin Solos - Released March 3, 2015 | Canary Classics

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Violin Solos - Released October 31, 2014 | a-b.violin

Violin Solos - Released May 6, 2014 | Naxos

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Violin Solos - Released January 28, 2011 | Berlin Classics

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Violin Solos - Released April 9, 2010 | Berlin Classics

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Violin Solos - Released March 23, 2001 | deutsche harmonia mundi