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Hilary Hahn Takes Aim at 'Graphic Coughing' by Minnesota Audience

Monday, April 20, 2015

This week, WQXR is featuring Hilary Hahn's new album of concertos by Mozart and Vieuxtemps, but on social media, the violinist has been making waves for another reason.
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New Sounds

All Acoustic

Friday, February 06, 2015

Hear all-acoustic music, including works from Colin Jacobsen & the Silk Road Ensemble, violinist Hilary Hahn, and percussive baritone uke creations by guitarist Kevin Hufnagel.

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New Sounds

Piano Plus...

Sunday, November 16, 2014

For this New Sounds, hear music from the duo Moon Ate the Dark, along with other music for piano and electronics.

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Meetings of Two Tectonic Plates

Sunday, November 02, 2014

For this New Sounds, listen to some of the remarkable and unexpected collaboration between concert violinist/improviser Hilary Hahn & the German composer/keyboard player, Hauschka. 

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WQXR Blog

Injured Hilary Hahn Cancels Additional Concerts

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hilary Hahn, usually a mainstay of opening-night orchestra galas, has cancelled performances through September. "I am extremely sad that I am unable to give concerts," she said.
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The Brothers Balliett

Whoa, Hilary Hahn is Kind of Joining the New Music World For Real

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Most people know violinist Hilary Hahn as the young woman that can thrash Tchaikovsky and Brahms. But she's been killing it with new music lately, too. Listen Thursday at 3 pm.

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All Ears with Terrance McKnight

Musical Polyglots

Saturday, March 15, 2014

This week, host Terrance McKnight considers musical polyglots – musicians who depart from this trend and are fluent in various musical dialects and performance practices.

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New York Now

Highlights of Violinist Hilary Hahn's Grand Commissioning Project

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

This past November, violinist Hilary Hahn performed her most recent encore-commissioning project, "In 27 Pieces," live from Greenwich House. Stream excerpts this week. 

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Month of Mozart

Mozart Mash-Ups: Reimagining the Composer

Thursday, November 21, 2013

This Saturday, WQXR will present a variety of wild and inventive reworkings of Mozart's music. Here are a few examples to get you primed.

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Top 5 @ 105

Top Five Encores that Overshadowed the Performance

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Sometimes the encore overshadows the scheduled performance. Here are five noteworthy encores that eclipsed their programs.

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Soundcheck

Hilary Hahn Gives Us An Encore...Or Three; Conductor John Eliot Gardiner; Mark Mulcahy Plays Live

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

In this episode: The superb classical violinist Hilary Hahn commissioned 27 diverse composers to write short encore pieces. She discusses the new project and performs a few selections in the Soundcheck studio.

Then, renowned conductor John Eliot Gardiner discusses exploring the life and work of one of music history's most influential composers in his book,Bach: Music In The Castle Of Heaven.

And songwriter Mark Mulcahy performs songs from his new record, Dear Mark J Mulcahy I Love You, his first album in eight years, in the Soundcheckstudio.

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Soundcheck

Hilary Hahn: Refreshing The Encore

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Hear classical violinist Hilary Hahn perform selections from her latest project In 27 Pieces: The Hillary Hahn Encore in the Soundcheck studio.

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New Sounds

Piano Plus...

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

For this New Sounds, hear music from the duo Moon Ate the Dark, which is Anna Rose Carter (piano) and Christopher Brett Bailey (treatments.) Carter provides soft peals of piano and Bailey weaves them together with dark washes of reverb, and other subtle electronic processing. There's also glitchy ambient music from Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto along with music from the Hilary Hahn & Hauschka release, "Silfra." And more.

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New Sounds

All Acoustic

Friday, October 11, 2013

It’s an all-acoustic program of music on this New Sounds, including music from Colin Jacobsen & the Silk Road Ensemble, violinist Hilary Hahn, and guitarist Kevin Hufnagel. If Hufnagel’s name sounds familiar, it could be because we heard from his ambient record “Transparencies” previously on New Sounds, or perhaps more likely, it is because of his work as a guitarist in Dysrhythmia, Gorguts, and Vaura, (largely metal outfits) among others. But on his latest release, “Ashland,” he has made a record of captivating and thoughtful instrumental miniatures built around the baritone ukulele, both prepared (with wooden file, hair elastic and sewing needle in the strings - nod to John Cage) and unaltered. 

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New Sounds

Meetings of Two Tectonic Plates

Monday, October 07, 2013

For this New Sounds, listen to some of the remarkable and unexpected collaboration between concert violinist and improviser Hilary Hahn & the German composer and keyboard player, Hauschka.  They perform for us works for violin and prepared piano, based on their record, "Silfra," which was named for the crack in Iceland between the American and Eurasian continents where the continental plates meet and drift apart about 2cm per year.  Interestingly, these live performances are different from the ones on "Silfra," because all of the pieces are improvised.

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New Sounds

The 2012 New Sounds Listener Poll Results

Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Listeners have spoken with their clicks!  We have the results of this year's poll, and there were some unsurprising contenders (Brian Eno, Philip Glass, and Bang on a Can) who annually make their way onto these lists, as well as a few shockers.  The listeners also happened to agree with some of John Schaefer's picks, as aired on last night's show.) Hear the full Listener Poll Top Ten Results tonight.

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New Sounds

Schaefer's Top Ten of 2012

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

For this New Sounds, listen to John Schaefer's completely personal and opinionated look at the ten best new music releases of 2012. There just might be something by a Brooklyn-based Afrobeat party band, a violinist (usually a classical player) in collaboration with a German improvising pianist, and perhaps something from a cult American singer.  Listen for a vocal octet and a composer who reworked one of the classical music "war horse" works to great effect. 

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    Studio 360

    Hilary Hahn Improvs & Kids Blog

    Friday, July 27, 2012

    The violinist Hilary Hahn ditches the classical repertoire and goes full improv. She performs live in the studio with the pianist Hauschka. Kurt Andersen talks with the writer Adam Gopnik about how Hollywood-style violence might have played into the massacre in a Colorado movie theater. And Karen Thompson Walker imagines ...

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    Studio 360

    Hilary Hahn and Hauschka Go Improv

    Friday, July 27, 2012

    Hilary Hahn is a heavy hitter in classical music, a violinist who debuted at 12 and recorded the Bach partitas at 18. In her ripe old 20s, she began stretching beyond classical music, playing alongside singer-songwriters. Her new project goes even further outside the box ...

    Bonus Track: “Stillness,” live in Studio 360

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    New Sounds

    Piano Plus...

    Friday, July 06, 2012

    For this New Sounds, hear music from the duo Moon Ate the Dark, which is Anna Rose Carter (piano) and Christopher Brett Bailey (treatments.) Carter provides soft peals of piano and Bailey weaves them together with dark washes of reverb, and other subtle electronic processing. There's also glitchy ambient music from Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto along with music from the recent Hilary Hahn & Hauschka release, "Silfra." And more.

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