Violin Adventures with Rachel Barton Pine
Episode 64: Gorgeous Melodies in a Strange Structure – The Glazunov Violin Concerto

Episode 64: Gorgeous Melodies in a Strange Structure – The Glazunov Violin Concerto

Upcoming Events: July 12 – with the New York Chamber Soloists in Stowe, VT (Bach, Paganini, Mozart, Albeniz, Piazzola), July 15 – “Classical Heavy Metal” late night chamber music in Ottawa, Ontario, July 16 – recital with Menahem Pressler in Ottawa, Ontario (Mozart, Schubert, Franck), July 17 – Brahms Piano Quintet with Menahem Pressler in Ottawa, Ontario, July 18-23 – teaching at the Mark Wood Rock Orchestra Camp including a July 20 performance, July 24 – master class for the Sphinx Performance Academy in Chicago, IL, July 25 – 17th Century English music with Trio Settecento for the Viola da Gamba Society of America Conclave

Inquiries from my Inbox: Jaden asks, “Can you make a video of you playing the Czardas and Massenet? Can you wear your golden watch on the right hand side?”

Random Musical Thought: As classical music has changed and evolved over the centuries, should we consider this to be “progress?”

A conversation with Maestro José Serebrier about the new Warner Classics album, Glazunov Complete Concertos, featuring soloists including Rachel Barton Pine. Includes sound clips from the CD.
 
Total playing time: 00:37:56
 
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Direct download: va64.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:55pm CST

Episode 63: The Violin’s Awesome Medieval Ancestors, the Rebec and Vielle!

Episode 63: The Violin’s Awesome Medieval Ancestors, the Rebec and Vielle!

Upcoming Events: June 16 – Trio Settecento live on WGBH, June 17 – Trio Settecento at the Boston Early Music Festival, June 27-29 – Mark O’Connor Fiddle Camp at Berklee College in Boston, July 4 – Barber Concerto with the Orquesta Filamonica de Montevideo in Uruguay

Inquiries from my Inbox: assindiastignani asks, “There are some videos of you rehearsing, talking about, playing bits and pieces of the Bruch Scottish Fantasy. Do you have anywhere a complete performance of the work with you and orchestra? I'd really love it if you would put it on your channel. Many thanks!!”

Random Musical Thought: What is early music?

A conversation with multi-instrumentalist and early music specialist David Douglass about the violin’s medieval ancestors. Includes four pieces from the 1200s played by Rachel Barton Pine on rebec and David Douglass on rebec or vielle. To learn more about the rebec, please visit The Rebec Page, http://crab.rutgers.edu/~pbutler/rebec.html.

Total playing time: 53:12
 
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Direct download: va63.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:26pm CST

Episode 62: “Blues and High Spirits” - Rachel Barton Pine on St. Paul Sunday

Episode 62: “Blues and High Spirits” - Rachel Barton Pine on St. Paul Sunday

Upcoming Events: May 26 – Chausson Concerto at the Montreal Chamber Music Festival, May 28 – Arensky Piano Trio No. 1 and Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence at the Montreal Chamber Music Festival, June 3 – recording Montsalvatge’s Poema concertante with the NDR in Hanover, Germany, June 12 – recital for the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival in Florida.


Inquiries from my Inbox: Jason writes: “Hey! Last night, I went to see Sepultura. The first openers were all bands I knew and somewhat liked. Most of them played tight, well-rehearsed, energetic and interesting sets. But when Sepultura came on, it took about a minute to realize that they were working on a completely different level than the openers. They were tight, well-rehearsed, energetic and interesting but they had something else that I can't describe. It was just electric. I'd chalk it up to liking the band and knowing their material - and I sure there's some of that - but I'm really not THAT big of a Sepultura fan.”

Random Musical Thought: from Psalm 33:3, “Play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts.”

Rachel Barton Pine’s appearance on the national radio show St. Paul Sunday, recorded on October 19, 2004. Includes performances of music by Ravel, Mackenzie, Bach, Westhoff, and more, plus the world premiere of Augusta Read Thomas’s “Rush,” written for Ms. Pine.

total playing time: 01:13:32

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:00pm CST

Episode 61: String Instrument Care 101

Episode 61: String Instrument Care 101
 
Upcoming Events: May 7 – Brahms Concerto with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, May 14 – Brahms Concerto with the Shreveport Symphony in Louisiana, May 15 – chamber music for the Norton Building Concert Series in Lockport, IL, May 19 – Brahms Concerto with the Monterrey Symphony in Mexico, May 22 – recital in Wayne, IL featuring music by Mozart, Strauss, Janacek, Beach and Ravel
 
Inquiries from my Inbox: BBC Music Magazine asks: “If you were stranded on a desert island, what luxury item, what book, and what recording would you want to have with you?”
 
Random Musical Thought: Steve Hashimoto writes: “If you watch almost any horror or science-fiction movie, you’ll hear some sort of atonal  music on the soundtrack; you probably won’t hear anything like that in your typical Reese Witherspoon or Jennifer Aniston flick. It made me think that perhaps there’s your demographic for a concert of works by Webern and Berg and Stockhausen: dudes who dress in black, listen to Metallica, and rent the Saw series. Worth a shot…”

A discussion about Rachel Barton Pine’s document from the Rachel Elizabeth Barton Foundation’s Instrument Loan Program, “Proper Care of String Instruments and Bows.”

total playing time: 00:34:12
 
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Direct download: va61.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:33pm CST

Episode 60: Why are you holding the violin like THAT? The surprising true story of early violin playing

Episode 60: Why are you holding the violin like THAT? The surprising true story of early violin playing
 
Upcoming Events: April 19 - Haydn Seven Last Words of Christ in Chicago, April 23 - master class for the Music Institute of Chicago's Academy program, April 29 - master class and heavy metal concert at North Central College in Naperville, IL, April 30 - recital "Liszt and Beyond" at North Central College in Naperville, IL
 
Inquiries from my Inbox: Jean-Jacques asks, “Sounds fun to be on the road, but does it ever get to you?  I have lived a lot of places like Chicago, Milwaukee, Boston, Houston, L.A. and Philly.  Do you have a favorite other than Chicago?”
 
Random Musical Thoughts: "I would vote for Bach, all of Bach, streamed out into space, over and over again. We would be bragging, of course, but it is surely excusable to put the best possible face on at the beginning of such an acquaintance." (Lewis Thomas) "Mozart tells us what it's like to be human, Beethoven tells us what it's like to be Beethoven, and Bach tells us what it's like to be the universe." (Douglas Adams)

A conversation with multi-instrumentalist and early music specialist David Douglass about his groundbreaking research and performances on the early arm-held violin. Includes "Prelude" by David Mell and "Variations on La Folia" by Michael Farinell from David Douglass's album "Apollo's Banquet," and the King's Noyse performance of "Half Hanniken" from "Royal Delight."

total playing time: 1:06:06
 
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Direct download: va60.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:50pm CST

Episode 59: Interaction! A Revolutionary Approach to Connecting with and Captivating Your Audience

Episode 59: Interaction! A Revolutionary Approach to Connecting with and Captivating Your Audience

Upcoming Events: April 2 - Trio Settecento in a program of 17th Century English music at the Presbyterian Church of Barrington in Illinois, April 9 - Clement Concerto with the Netherlands Radio Kamer Filharmonie at the Concertgebouw, broadcast live on www.radio4.nl at 2:15pm Amsterdam time
Inquiries from my Inbox: Allison writes: “Knowing you are an awfully busy lady, I will get right to the point. I recently purchased your "American Virtuosa: Tribute to Maud Powell" CD, and absolutely fell in love with your rendition of "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen," by John Rosamond Johnson. I have looked and looked, but I have not been able to locate the violin sheet music. If you have a moment, could you possibly recommend a site at which I could buy that particular arrangement?” Donors555 writes: Amazing performance of Dvorak’s Humoresque on YouTube, it was very cool. :) Can anyone send me, or tell where to get notation please?”
 
A conversation with violist and teaching artist David Wallace, author of “Reaching Out: A Musician’s Guide to Interactive Performance.”

total playing time: 01:31:23
 
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Category:general -- posted at: 10:41pm CST

Episode 58: Can playing rock music on your string instrument actually be ... gasp ... good for you?

Episode 58: Can playing rock music on your string instrument actually be ... gasp ... good for you?
 
Upcoming Events: February 11 - Tchaikovsky Concert with the Bilkent Symphony in Ankara, Turkey, February 13 and 14 - Trio Settecento at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, DC, February 23 and 24 - Glazunov Concerto with the Bournemouth Symphony, February 27 - recital for the Ladies' Morning Musical Club in Montreal

Inquiries from my Inbox: Christopher asks, “My school is holding auditions for its annual Bach festival, and the conductor gave us the entire B Minor Mass to practice. However, practicing the entire thing front to back is incredibly time consuming, and I'm hoping there's a better, more efficient way to get this done.” Heather writes, “I am having my solo debut with orchestra coming up in March and am playing the Mendelssohn. I am a professional player, though not a soloist. How do you handle the endurance that it takes to get through a piece like this? I am exhausted for sure after playing a symphony concert, but playing solo is a whole different thing, which obviously you are well aware. I have been playing it for people to have the experience of playing it as much as possible though I don't have it memorized yet.  My left hand gets so tense and tired and this only occurs when I am playing solo! I am hoping you have some helpful hints or insights. Also, on a fun note, where do you purchase your awesome gowns?”

Random Musical Thought: Should each classical concert only have music from a specific sub-genre like rock concerts?
 
A conversation with violinist and educator Bridgid Bibbens about using rock music to inspire string students. Includes information about the Electrify Your Strings program and the Mark Wood Rock Orchestra Camp.
 
total playing time: 51:25

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Direct download: va_58.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:42pm CST

Episode 57: Scotland's Music - a radio program with John Purser

Episode 57: Scotland's Music - a radio program with John Purser

Upcoming Events: January 22 - Beethoven Concerto with the Riverside County Philharmonic in California, January 29 - Brahms Concerto with the Springfield Symphony in Massachusetts, February 5 - Ravel's Tzigane and Mozart Concerto No. 5 with the Springfield Symphony in Missouri.
 
Inquiries from my Inbox: 9-year-old Abigail asks, "Would you please tell me some things about you and your violin that I could use in my school presentation?"
 
Random Musical Thought: Maud Powell's record company urged her to record popular music instead of only classical. She responded that popular music was familiar music, and that the more familiar people were with classical, the more popular it would become!

A BBC program hosted by Dr. John Purser, eminent musicologist and specialist in Scottish music, with guest Rachel Barton Pine. Includes music from Rachel's album "Scottish Fantasies" and examples of the folk tunes used in the symphonic works on that recording.

total playing time: 56:04
 
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Direct download: va57.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:20pm CST