Higdon & Tchaikovsky: Violin Concertos

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Higdon & Tchaikovsky: Violin Concertos

Hilary Hahn (violin)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko

In another original concerto pairing, Grammy award winning violinist, Hilary Hahn, releases the world-premiere recording of Jennifer Higdon’s 2010 Pulitzer Prize winning concerto. Higdon’s masterpiece is stunningly paired with the ever popular, Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, one of the most popular romantic violin concertos in the repertoire.

“While they come from different worlds, they share a great many qualities: lyrical delicacy, a brooding gentility, energetic abandon, and a fine maturity of spirit. Placed back to back, they suggest the range of musical possibilities open to the violin in the early twenty-first century.” Hilary Hahn

On this recording, Hahn teams up with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of award winning young conductor, Vasily Petrenko. Hilary won a Grammy as “Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (with orchestra)” in 2009 and the Choc du Monde de la musique in 2008.

Works:

Jennifer Higdon (b.1962): Violin Concerto

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-93):: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35