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Hahn, Hilary (Violinist); Wolff, Hugh (Conductor) & The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. HILARY HAHN: BARBER & MEYER VIOLIN CONCERTOS. New York City, NY: Sony Classical Entertainment, 2000. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 1 pages. As New.

Rare Hilary Hahn collectible item. A pristine copy of her "Barber & Meyer Violin Concertos" recording with Sony Classical, signed by Hilary Hahn. One of Hilary Hahn's greatest achievements, it significantly expands the violin concerto repertoire. The first release of the CD. Presents Hilary Hahn's "Barber & Meyer Violin Concertos". "These two American violin concertos, written 60 years apart, were both commissioned for a young virtuoso, but are basically songful and lyrical. Indeed, though the Barber is now a staple of the repertoire, its beautiful first two movements were originally rejected as not effective enough, the brilliantly motoric Finale as too difficult. Meyer's was written in 1999 for Hilary Hahn, who premiered it in 2000, and for whom nothing is too difficult. She seems equally at home in all the various styles Meyer combines with his usual inventiveness, making the lovely folksong-like melody, which opens the piece and re-appears later, sing and soar, then turning into a bluegrass fiddler, swinging along and trading riffs with the orchestra, using drones to produce astonishing double stops. She is a superb violinist, brilliant but not showy. Her tone is strikingly beautiful, warm, pure, focussed, and she can vary and intensify it with bow and vibrato. Her concentrated expressiveness never flags" (Edith Eisler). Most astonishingly, Hilary Hahn was barely 19 years old when she recorded, definitively, these pieces. An absolute "must-have" collectible, not just memorabilia, item for Hilary Hahn collectors. This copy of the CD of "Barber & Meyer Violin Concertos" is very boldly and beautifully signed in black pen-marker in front by Hilary Hahn. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a great CD recording. As far as we know, this is the only signed copy available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Hilary Hahn seldom does public signings. A rare signed copy thus. One of the greatest living violinists. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER HILARY HAHN TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN B00004RBXW. $30.00

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