Violin Adventures with Rachel Barton Pine
Episode 52: Getting the scoop on Franz Clement from a renowned British musicologist
Episode 52: Getting the scoop on Franz Clement from a renowned British musicologist
Upcoming events: January 10 - recital at the El Paso Festival, January 15 - master class at Centerville High School in Dayton, Ohio, January 16 and 17 - Roque Cordero Concerto with the Dayton Philharmonic
Inquiries from my Inbox: Vicki writes, "Later next month I am performing 'Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso' by Saint-Saens with my youth orchestra. However, I cannot find any information about the piece itself, only a biography of Saint-Saens. Could you please direct me to a source?"
Random Musical Thought: Composer Ned Rorem says, "Arguably, no artist grows up: If he sheds the perceptions of childhood, he ceases being an artist."
A conversation about Franz Clement and the classical period with British musicologist Clive Brown, editor of the modern performing edition of the Clement's Violin Concerto in D Major.  The Clement Concerto is on my new CD, "Beethoven and Clement Violin Concertos" with Maestro Jose Serebrier and the Royal Philharmonic. Clement's beautiful concerto was written one year before Beethoven's. The two concertos share the same key, instrumentation, length, aesthetic and many of the exact same figurations. To purchase this CD, please visit
To learn more about Professor Clive Brown, please visit  To purchase Clive Brown's book, "Classical and Romantic Performing Practice 1750-1900," please visit

total playing time: 35:43


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