BACH Violin Concertos Hahn SACD 4746392

. . . whatever Hahn's readings may lack in individuality, they abound in such communicativeness and elegance that they will endure for decades to come . . . Hahn seems to understand better than many other soloists today how to "bounce" a rhythm without overstressing the beat, and how to establish fleet tempos without sounding rushed.

Hahn seems to understand better than many other soloists today how to "bounce" a rhythm without overstressing the beat, and how to establish fleet tempos without sounding rushed . . . the recorded sound is enveloping in an entirely natural way . . . whatever kind of player you have, these performances belong in it.

Le parti pris (risqué) de placer les micros très près des musiciens est brillamment défendu. Pas de grossissements inestétiques, pas de duretés ni de sons projetés. On est très près de l'orchestre, dont l'image est large, ample et bien équilibrée. La soliste est très présente mais reste bien intégrée. Remarquable lisibilité de toutes les parties. Sonorités pleines et onctueuses.