A new two-disc album from the American violinist Hilary Hahn features recordings from every album she has made for Deutsche Grammophon over the last 15 years. This new album, "Retrospectives," also includes previously unreleased live recordings of music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Tina Davidson and Max Richter.
For the rest of the album, Hahn chose a variety of music that she has recorded. There are movements of violin concertos by Henri Vieuxtemps, Niccolo Paganini and Jennifer Higdon. Hahn also selected music she has recorded by living composers such as Nico Muhly and Du Yun. Another piece is an improvisation that Hahn composed in collaboration with Hauschka.
The album's artwork was designed based on artwork submitted by Hahn's fans. As Hahn writes in the liner notes, "I feel so lucky to have the fans that I have. They are a unique, thoughtful and vivacious bunch, and they propel me forward."