Gramophone chamber review describes David Lang's folk-influenced light moving as part of the disc's "true ingenuity." And Hahn says, "the world of frenetic syncopation" in Avner Dorman's Memory Games "is so catchy that people were leaving the hall with [it] stuck in their heads."
Additional pieces contributing to this "satisfyingly cohesive collection of new works," in the words of critic Caroline Gill (Gramophone):
• Impulse by Franghiz Ali-Zadeh
• Speak, Memory by Lera Auerbach
• Levitation by Søren Nils Eichberg
• Two Voices by Nico Muhly
• Mercy by Max Richter
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"no one can question this violinist's advocacy of the genre, or doubt her passionate commitment to showing that the short piece is an art that should not be forgotten."
— Martin Cullingford for Gramophone
"I wanted the composer to feel completely free to write in their current style, or in another style, or maybe try to conjure up memories of previous favourite encores of the past, or maybe redefine the genre entirely."
— Hilary Hahn interviewed by Gramophone
"In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores" album trailer