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Hilary Hahn and Robert Levin, solo and together at Disney Hall

Hilary Hahn and Robert Levin, solo and together at Disney Hall

Sometimes it takes time for a concert to settle in and become interesting. Such was the case at the joint recital of violinist Hilary Hahn and pianist Robert Levin  on Wednesday night in Walt Disney Concert Hall.

The second half — when the two performers went their separate ways for commissioned solo pieces — was considerably more involving than the first.

Hahn and Levin have pushed beyond the usual paths for star soloists on tour — Hahn with her willingness to explore and commission new music like “In 27 Pieces,” a 2014 double album of 27 encores from 27 different composers, and Levin with his deep plunges into Mozart scholarship by making...

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