Musicians in Their Own Words: Hilary Hahn Hilary Hahn has already recorded landmark violin concertos with the world's great orchestras. She describes the meditative experience of playing Bach alone — and of trying to sound like a bird.

Musicians in Their Own Words: Hilary Hahn

Musicians in Their Own Words: Hilary Hahn

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At 24, Hilary Hahn has already recorded landmark violin concertos with the world's great orchestras. She describes the meditative experience of playing Bach alone — and of trying to sound like a bird with an orchestra.

A new release from Deutsche Grammophon pairs Hahn with the Violin Concerto of Edward Elgar in The Lark Ascending, by Ralph Vaughan Williams.

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