Violinist Carolin Widmann covers 1000 years of repertoire in her latest album, L’Aurore, including works by Hildegard von Bingen, J.S. Bach, Ysaÿe, Enescu and George Benjamin. She speaks to online editor Davina Shum about what all these pieces have in common, including finding freedom within the form with such diversity of pieces. Carolin speaks about the importance of singing in achieving free, musical communication, and how the different ways composers use musical notation can achieve surprisingly similar results.

J.S. Bach: Partita no.2 in D minor BWV 1004 - Allemanda

L’Aurore

Carolin Widmann, violin

ECM 2709

Photo credit: Lennard Rühle / ECM Records