Hilary Hahn releases the world-premiere recording of Jennifer Higdon's 2010 Pulitzer Prize winning concerto, paired with the popular Tchaikovsky concerto. Hahn met Higdon about 15 years ago at the Curtis Institute when Hahn enrolled in Higdon's class on 20th Century music. Since then, they talked about collaborating but it wasn't until 2008 that Higdon wrote her violin concerto for Hahn. The work was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2010, and this CD is the first recording of it. It is available as a thank-you gift from WITF for your contribution of $75.                           For a contribution of $180:           When pianist Paul Lewis released his complete set of the Beethoven piano sonatas, the performances garnered extraordinary acclaim, culminating in a Record of the Year award from Gramophone magazine in 2008. Paul Lewis now turns his attention to the Beethoven piano concertos, joined by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Jirí Belohlávek. Together, these great artists paint a portrait of Beethoven full of light and shade. A three-CD set with all five of the concertos, these performances have already received wide praise. The Times described it this way, Here is high-quality music-making, subtle but authoritative, made to last. This recording is available as our way of saying thank-you for a contribtuion of $180 or more."> Hilary Hahn releases the world-premiere recording of Jennifer Higdon's 2010 Pulitzer Prize winning concerto, paired with the popular Tchaikovsky concerto. Hahn met Higdon about 15 years ago at the Curtis Institute when Hahn enrolled in Higdon's class on 20th Century music. Since then, they talked about collaborating but it wasn't until 2008 that Higdon wrote her violin concerto for Hahn. The work was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2010, and this CD is the first recording of it. It is available as a thank-you gift from WITF for your contribution of $75.                           For a contribution of $180:           When pianist Paul Lewis released his complete set of the Beethoven piano sonatas, the performances garnered extraordinary acclaim, culminating in a Record of the Year award from Gramophone magazine in 2008. Paul Lewis now turns his attention to the Beethoven piano concertos, joined by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Jirí Belohlávek. Together, these great artists paint a portrait of Beethoven full of light and shade. A three-CD set with all five of the concertos, these performances have already received wide praise. The Times described it this way, Here is high-quality music-making, subtle but authoritative, made to last. This recording is available as our way of saying thank-you for a contribtuion of $180 or more."> Hilary Hahn releases the world-premiere recording of Jennifer Higdon's 2010 Pulitzer Prize winning concerto, paired with the popular Tchaikovsky concerto. Hahn met Higdon about 15 years ago at the Curtis Institute when Hahn enrolled in Higdon's class on 20th Century music. Since then, they talked about collaborating but it wasn't until 2008 that Higdon wrote her violin concerto for Hahn. The work was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2010, and this CD is the first recording of it. It is available as a thank-you gift from WITF for your contribution of $75.                           For a contribution of $180:           When pianist Paul Lewis released his complete set of the Beethoven piano sonatas, the performances garnered extraordinary acclaim, culminating in a Record of the Year award from Gramophone magazine in 2008. Paul Lewis now turns his attention to the Beethoven piano concertos, joined by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Jirí Belohlávek. Together, these great artists paint a portrait of Beethoven full of light and shade. A three-CD set with all five of the concertos, these performances have already received wide praise. The Times described it this way, Here is high-quality music-making, subtle but authoritative, made to last. This recording is available as our way of saying thank-you for a contribtuion of $180 or more."> Classical Air Thank-You Gifts | Classical Air | witf.org
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Classical Air Thank-You Gifts

Written by witf | Oct 14, 2010 8:14 PM

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