American violinist Hilary Hahn comes to town toting a heavyweight recital programme
American violinist Hilary Hahn (the photo shows her at the Grammy Awards two years ago) arrives at Koerner Hall for a solo recital tonight -- some of it accompanied by pianist Valentina Lisitsa. It's a gruelling programme:
-Fritz Kreisler: Variations on a Theme by Corelli (in the style of Giuseppe Tartini)
-Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 5 in F Major, Op. 24 "Spring"
-Charles Ives: Violin Sonata No. 4, Children's Day at the Camp Meeting, S.63
-Johann Sebastian Bach: Partita No. 1 in B Minor for Solo Violin, BWV 1002
-George Antheil: Violin Sonata No.1, W. 130
In case you're not familiar with the Antheil sonata, which dates from the early 1920s, here is the third (of four) movements, "Funebre, lento expressivo:"