On her new CD, Hilary Hahn combines concertos old and new.
On her new CD, Hilary Hahn combines concertos old and new. Peter Miller
Here at NPR’s new classical blog, Deceptive Cadence, we don't have a fancy, focus group-researched mission statement. But if we did have one, it would be something like: Let’s listen to music and talk about it. And that means, we want to bring musicians, composers, and music lovers, like you, together to have conversations about the music we love.
And on Monday, Sept. 20 we made good on our mission by hosting a live chat with composer Jennifer Higdon and violinist Hilary Hahn. Deceptive Cadence host Tom Huizenga spent an hour with the two musicians, talking about their new album, listening to excerpts from it, and fielding questions from the live chat room.
The new CD, released Sept. 21, features Higdon's 2010 Pulitzer Prize-winning Violin Concerto written for Hahn. And, in an interesting match-up, Hahn pairs the brand new concerto with a classic oldie — Tchaikovsky's popular Violin Concerto in D.
You can listen to Hahn’s new album in its entirety as a part of our “First Listen” series though Sept. 22.
Below, you can read entries from the archived live chat room.