Year
2012
Duration
4'
Category
Instrumental
Commission
Hilary Hahn
Extracted From
Facts of Life for guitar (2010)
Buy Score
Boosey & Hawkes
Premieres
  1. 1/5/2013
    Festspielhaus
    Baden-Baden
    • Hilary Hahn, violin

Of course you always say farewell to something or someone. (In this case it was farewell to my male partner of 10 years, R.W.) I wrote the piece soon after our breakup in a wistful moment (3 1/2 hours). As I wrote I was feeling neither happy nor sad but almost serene. And because I was writing for my consummate artist friend I decided, as well, to make the piece virtuosic. But — and this is a specialty of Hilary Hahn — virtuosity in the service of enhanced expressivity.

– David Del Tredici

Recent & Upcoming Performances (1)

Jun 2, 2018 7:30 pm
Adventures Underground
Palace Theater
  • Albany Symphony
  • David Alan Miller, conductor

Recordings (1)

  • In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores cover image

    In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores

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    In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores

    2013, Deutsche Grammophon (8.559680)

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    Performers

    • Hilary Hahn, violin
    • Cory Smythe, piano