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Over two decades ago in 1997, when violinist Hilary Hahn was 17, she made a celebrated recording debut, Hilary Hahn Plays Bach. That year, Hahn told NPR about her enthusiasm for Bach's music.

"There's nothing I really wanted to record more than Bach," Hahn said. "I can work on it for a long time and keep discovering more things that surprise me every time."

The Beat: October 6, 2018

Oct 6, 2018

This week on "The Beat", new releases from Charles Lloyd and Bobby Broom, and we also remembered vocalist Morganna King and blues great Otis Rush!

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This week on the set list we hear from Matt Pond PA, The Messenger Birds, Sidewatcher - a trio out of Detroit, and The Kick Back out of Chicago. Plenty of Michigan Music like Palaces and Sean Butson.

The word "first" comes up a lot when talking about the latest album from Cat Power. It's the singer's first in six years, her first since giving birth to a son (notice his forehead peeking out on the album cover) and her first since leaving Matador, her longtime record label. But one thing is not new: As is often the case with Cat Power's music, this collection is spare and emotional.

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