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Brahms, Stravinsky: Violin Concertos

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I'm a fan now!

    I must confess that I have no basis for comparison, since I am not familiar with other renditions of these two pieces. However, I must conclude after listening to this CD that you'd have to be stone deaf to miss the sensitivity and technicality of this rendition. The supreme synergy between Ms. Hahn, Sir Neville Marriner, and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fileds, together with the clarity of the production, is simply beautiful!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazing!!!

    As a violinist myself, I must say that Hilary Hahn is an extremaly talented person. Technically, she is flawless, and as far as musicality goes- well, let's just say that she plays with an incredible amount of feeling. The first track is my favorite, and someday I hope I can play half as good as Hilary!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    this is a bad cd

    i'm sorry to break people's hearts, but this cd of the brahms stinks. anna-sophie mutter is so much better with the brahms. her bach cd is pretty good...she can get away with the bach, but when it comes to brahms...whoa...she needs to get a brain. hello, it stinks.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Another hit for the rising star

    The wonderful Hilary Hahn has released yet another incredible albaum, combining the works of Brahms and Stravinsky. This is one of the most pleasing CDs to listen to because it combines technical wizardry with beautiful phrases and masterful style. After every CD release, Hilary seems to be improving by leaps and bounds. Both concerti possess that live performance quality (she plays both concertos with jaw-dropping precision and warmth in concert as well) and the listener feels like applauding at the end of each movement. I feel that she especially excels in the slow movements of each concerto; it is almost unbelievable that such a young person could convey her message and purpose with such warmth and drive. Even in some of the most technically difficult of passages, she never seems to lose sight of the musical line. Her Vuilluame projects incredibly well in the recording studio, and the orchestra does a wonderful job supporting the solo line. Bravo to the engineers, Sir Neville Marriner, and Hilary Hahn for producing such a magnificent fourth albaum. The liner notes, a major part of every one of her CDs, come to show people how intelligent and well-rounded a musician she trully is. It is my hope that she continues to produce better and better albums.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This is a ''Must Have'' CD

    If the violin is the voice of an orchestra then Hilary is holding one of the best singers ever in her talented hands. The Brahms is the capstone of her recordings thus far. The Stravinsky is different enough to stand on it's own yet is the perfect partner for this disk. The diversity presented allows Hilary to explore her styles and delivery. If you are a long time fan or someone who's been wondering just how good she is, this is the disk for you.

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