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Hilary Hahn, violin
Hilary Hahn, violin

Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001
Partita No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1002
Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004


Performance Information

“As Bach’s lines wove together, her playing … deepened into something intense, adventurous, and affecting.” – New York Times

At age 17, Hilary Hahn released her debut CD, Hilary Hahn Plays Bach, a recording of two partitas and one sonata hailed by critics at the time as “amazing” (New York Times) and “simply a magnificent performance” (Stereo Review). Now a three-time Grammy-winner, universally acknowledged as one of our era’s greatest violinists—and a longtime favorite of Washington Performing Arts audiences—Hahn returns to the music that launched her recording career in this performance of Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin by Johann Sebastian Bach. “Bach is, for me, the touchstone that keeps my playing honest,” Hahn once told St. Paul Sunday. “One can’t fake things in Bach, and if one gets all of them to work, the music sings in the most wonderful way.”

This performance is made possible through the generous support of Dr. Gary Mather and Ms. Christina Co Mather.