Violin Adventures with Rachel Barton Pine (general)
Episode 77: Writing Women Back Into Music History!

Episode 77: Writing Women Back Into Music History!

 

Upcoming Events: June 20 – performance with pianist Matthew Hagle for WFMT’s Impromptu; June 22 – with Earthen Grave for Days of the Doomed near Milwaukee, Wisconsin; June 28 – master class for the Birch Creek Music Performance Center in Door County, Wisconsin; June 30 – free children’s program at the Swedish American Museum in Chicago

 

Inquiries from my Inbox:  Vanlal asks: “How do you play period works a half step low?” Brian asks: “Have you ever played ‘Ashoken Farewell?’”

 

Random Musical Thought: Are your instruments your friends, your family, your harem, your menagerie, or what?

 

Main Topic: A conversation with Karen Shaffer, author of “Maud Powell: Pioneer American Violinist” and Pamela Blevins, author of “Ivor Gurney and Marion Scott: Song of Pain and Beauty.” For more information about the Maud Powell Society for Music and Education and the magazine “Signature, Women in Music,” please visit www.maudpowell.org.

 

Total playing time: 00:45:28

 

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Direct download: va77.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:45pm CST

Episode 74: Violin Lullabies, part 2

Episode 74: Violin Lullabies, part 2

 

Upcoming Events: May 9 – performance on WGN’s Noon News, May 11 – Vieuxtemps Concerto No. 5 and Saint-Saens Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso with the Illinois Valley Symphony, May 17 – Trio Settecento in Ames, Iowa (works by Stradella, Marini, Legrenzi, Corelli, Geminiani, Locatelli, and Veracini), May 18 – recital at the Music Institute of Chicago in Evanston, IL (Beethoven Sonata No. 3, Liszt Grand Duo Concertante, Strauss Sonata, lullabies by Brahms, Ysaye, Clarke, Still, Rebikov, Gershwin, and Strauss), May 19 – children’s concert at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago

 

Inquiries from my Inbox:  Bob asks, “Would it peeve you if, at a classical concert, during a pause, someone shouted out, "Play "Devil Went Down to Georgia!"”

 

Random Musical Thought: Could we have a photos section (silent and flash-free) at classical concerts?

 

Main Topic: Part two of a tour of Rachel Barton Pine’s new album, Violin Lullabies. Includes excerpts of cradle songs by Ysaye, Still, Schwab, Rebikov, Sibelius, Clarke, Beraud, Stravinsky, Montsalvatge, King, Schumann, Grieg, Strauss, Brahms, and Gershwin

 

Total playing time: 00:34:32

 

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Direct download: va74.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:23am CST

Episode 68: Emoting with the Fiddle – Klezmer Violinist Yale Strom

Episode 68: Emoting with the Fiddle – Klezmer Violinist Yale Strom

 

Upcoming Events: February 13 – master class for the Youth Rock Orchestra in Little Rock, Arkansas, February 14 – recital with pianist Matthew Hagle in Little Rock, Arkansas (works by Beethoven, Villa-Lobos, William Grant Still, and Strauss), February 17 – recital with pianist Matthew Hagle in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (works by Beethoven, Villa-Lobos, William Grant Still, and Strauss), February 22 – Tchaikovsky Concerto with the New West Symphony in Oxnard, California, February 23 – Tchaikovsky Concerto with the New West Symphony in Thousand Oaks, California, February 24 – Tchaikovsky Concerto with the New West Symphony in Santa Monica, California

 

Inquiries from my Inbox: Bruno asks: “Where can I find the solo part for the Clement Violin Concerto?” Ann asks: “Do you sometimes call yourself a fiddler? How does one distinguish? And does it matter to you what they call you when you play fiddle music?”

 

Random Musical Thought: A violinist can’t be a true vegan.

 

Main Topic: A conversation with Yale Strom: klezmer violinist, ethnomusicologist, and classical composer. Includes a performance of the third movement of his string quartet, “In The Memory Of…” For more information about Yale Strom, please visit www.yalestrom.com

 

Total playing time: 01:25:57

 

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Direct download: va68.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:50pm CST

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 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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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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Direct download: va59.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:41pm CST

Episode 54: Seven cool new pieces for unaccompanied violin!

Episode 54: Seven cool new pieces for unaccompanied violin!

Upcoming events: November 27 - Barber Concerto with the Orquestra Sinfonica Brasileira in Rio de Janeiro, November 28 and 29 - Barber Concerto with the Orquestra Sinfonica Brasileira and Maestro Roberto Minczuk in Sao Paolo, December 2 - unaccompanied recital for Bargemusic in Brooklyn, New York: Bach D Minor Partita, Ysaye Sonata No. 4, works dedicated to Ms. Pine by Augusta Read Thomas, Jose Serebrier, Luis Jorge Gonzalez, Fred Onovwerosuoke, Yale Strom, Philip Pan, and Edgar Gabriel, Ballada Espagnola arr. Jesus Florido, Asturias by Albeniz arr. Rachel Barton Pine

Inquiries from my Inbox: Penelope asks, "How many concerts  a  year do you play? Just wondering..."

Random Musical Thought: Teaching artist Eric Booth writes: "Entertainment happens within what you already know. Underneath its many features that inspire, delight, frighten, sadden us, it confirms our sense of the way the world is. That's the whole point of entertainment- to stimulate and affirm- and it's often done brilliantly. The artistic experience had better not be opposed to this, or we are in big trouble. Art also stimulates and affirms, but it happens outside of what we already know; art enlarges our sense of the works- it expands our sense of the possible."

"Live from the Mayne Stage," a concert on WFMT radio from October 3, 2010. Rush by Augusta Read Thomas, Aires de Tango by Jose Serebrier, Epitalamio tanguero by Luis Jorge Gonzalez, Six and a Half Variations by Fred Onovwerosuoke, Vaynshl No. 1 by Yale Strom, Thrash by Philip Pan, Theme and Variations by Edgar Gabriel (world premiere!), Ballada Espagnola arranged by Jesus Florido, Asturias by Isaac Albeniz arranged by Rachel Barton Pine.

total playing time: 01:12:16
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Category:general -- posted at: 9:27am CST