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Hilary Hahn - Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5 & Vieuxtemps Violin Concerto No. 4 (Trailer)
Classic FM Album of the Week, 7 April 2015, after 10am
On this superb album, the brilliant Hilary Hahn revisits two violin concertos from her repertoire which she has been playing for more than 25 years: Mozart's well-loved fifth Violin Concerto in A – with its strident alla Turca moment – and the virtuosic romantic fourth concerto by the Belgian composer and violinist, Henri Vieuxtemps.
Hahn's full-blooded playing is arguably more suited to the romantic repertoire and the Vieuxtemps is really a natural fit, showing off her extraordinary technique. She brings the same rich sensibility to the Mozart, which may not please the purists, but is impressively sparky nonetheless.
Paavo Järvi and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen provide appropriately expressive support.