Hilary Hahn on Bach!
I am really nuts about the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. The reasons are many: His inventiveness, the spirituality of his music, and certainly the mathematical regularity which frequently occurs, which leads me to such inner peacefulness.
In this CD, Hilary Hahn (violin), Christine Schäfer (soprano) & Matthias Goerne (baritone) are joined by the Münchener Kammerorchester, directed by Alexander Liebreich. And… they give us some wonderful Bach for that combination of soloists.
We get the vocal lines of arias and duets, along with gorgeous violin obbligato passages. In this creative album, Hilary Hahn records these obbligati in her own unique style that we have come to admire since we first heard her recordings of the Bach Partitas and solo Sonatas.
Sharing this album with Hillary Hahn are soprano Christine Schäfer, and baritone Matthias Goerne, both also renowned Bach performers.
Selections from such masterpieces as the St. Matthew Passion and the Mass in B minor are presented with an unequaled beauty and a musicality that add to this recording’s significance.
“There is something touchingly old-fashioned about this attractive collection of Bach arias that feature the violin, and it has clearly been a labour of love for young violinist Hilary Hahn to draw together friends and colleagues for the project.”
The Observer, 3rd January 2010
Below, for your enjoyment, is an interview with Ms. Hahn which provides further insight into this newly-released CD.