Violin Adventures with Rachel Barton Pine
Episode 73: Violin Lullabies, part 1

Episode 73: Violin Lullabies, part 1

 

Upcoming Events: April 27 – Mendelssohn Concerto with the Lafayette Symphony in Indiana, April 28 – Biber Mystery Sonatas No. 5 and 10 for the Bloomington Early Music Festival in Indiana, May 2 – recital for the San Diego State University’s Jewish Studies Program in California (works by Bloch, Achron, Yale Strom and more), May 5 – violin/cello duo recital with Mike Block in LaGrange, IL

 

Inquiries from my Inbox:  Janis writes, “For an easy-to-use, much safer heavy hotel mute, get a couple earth magnets and clap them together around the bridge near the center, over the heart cutout.”

 

Random Musical Thought: Wouldn’t it be interesting if the audience didn’t know the “set list” for a recital until they were actually at the concert?

 

Main Topic: Part one of a tour of Rachel Barton Pine’s new album, Violin Lullabies. Includes excerpts of cradle songs by Beach, Durosoir, Faure, Respighi, Schubert, Iljinsky, Ravel, Reger, Sivori, Viardot, Antsev, Falla, and Hovhaness.

 

Total playing time: 00:37:05

 

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Episode 72: No Guts, No Glory: Master Stringmaker Dan Larsen

Episode 72: No Guts, No Glory: Master Stringmaker Dan Larsen

 

Upcoming Events: April 12 and 14 – Vivaldi Four Seasons and Vivaldi Concerto in D Major for Viola d’Amore with Boise Baroque in Idaho, April 13 – lecture on the history of the violin at Boise State University, April 16 – master class at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, April 20 – master class for Sigma Alpha Iota at the Oak Park Public Library in Illinois, April 22 – adjudicating the finals of Northwestern University’s concerto competition

 

Inquiries from my Inbox:  Anmajumdar asks, “Do you use first knuckle and wrist for your vibrato?” Peter writes, “I have a full-blown arm vibrato, which only makes me clamp down on the violin with my neck... do you have any tips to help me learn a 'wrist' vibrato?”

 

Random Musical Thought: Why do so many people fail to realize that my Birthday Variations are supposed to be a parody?

 

Main Topic: A conversation about the art of making early music strings out of gut with luthier and stringmaker Dan Larsen. For more information, please visit http://gamutmusic.squarespace.com/

 

Total playing time: 01:07:39

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:00pm CST

Episode 71: Barely Controlled Chaos – Maestro Michael Morgan

Episode 71: Barely Controlled Chaos – Maestro Michael Morgan

 

Upcoming Events: April 4 – master class and viola d’amore lecture/demo for the Juilliard School’s Historical Performance program

 

Inquiries from my Inbox:  Philip writes: “I honestly believe that the modern violinists exceed both the musical and technical abilities of the old (I am sure you have heard of the wax recordings of Brahms and Sarasate, etc.).”

 

Random Musical Thought: How is it possible to enjoy the musical interpretations of someone whom you don’t like as a person?

 

Main Topic: A conversation from 2008 with Michael Morgan, conductor of the Oakland East Bay Symphony and Sacramento Philharmonic. Maestro Morgan offers words of wisdom for orchestral string players, including to use less vibrato, play with more slides, have your own opinion and don’t be afraid to take risks. For more information about Michael Morgan, please visit http://www.morganorch.com

 

Total playing time: 00:48:53

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:31pm CST

Episode 70: Fiesta! Rachel Barton Pine’s CD Capricho Latino, part 2

Episode 70: Fiesta! Rachel Barton Pine’s CD Capricho Latino, part 2

Upcoming Events: March 21 and 22 – Bruch Scottish Fantasy and Mackenzie Pibroch Suite with the Orchestra de Bretagne in Rennes, France, March 23 – master class for the Rennes Conservatory

Inquiries from my Inbox:  Steve writes, “I'm really curious which rosin you use.” Dierdra asks, “What is your setup on this stunning ex-Soldat of yours? What brand of strings do you use? And what brand of rosin works best with them? Do you change the rosin depending on the climate of the place you perform in or a season? And what bridges are used on such valuable instruments as yours - are they the high- level "commercial" ones like Aubert de Luxe, Despiau etc. or maybe custom made especially for you?”

Random Musical Thought: Can imagination be as effective as reality? 

Main Topic: Part two of an extended version of WFMT’s program “Fiesta!” with host Elbio Barilari. Includes an interview with Rachel Barton Pine about her new CD “Capricho Latino” on Cedille Records, an album of Spanish and Latin American works for unaccompanied violin. Features sample tracks: Etude No. 6 by White, and Ferdinand the Bull by Ridout, narrated by Hector Elisondo. For more information about Fiesta! please visit http://blogs.wfmt.com/fiesta/

Total playing time: 00:41:33 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:02pm CST