The violinists who define an eraAlbum Of The Week
From the Lebrecht Album of the Week:
Every era has its defining violinist. For the second half of the 19th century it was the avuncular Joseph Joachim, for the first third of the 20th the mischievous Fritz Kreisler. Then came Heifetz, Menuhin, Perlman, briefly Vengerov and Anne-Sophie Mutter. If there is a defining violinist in the present century I suspect it is Hilary Hahn.
American to her pop-socks, forged from age ten in the Curtis foundry, she has hardly put a career foot wrong…
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In Czech here.
In The Critic here.