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Rachel Barton Pine: Bio

Billboard-chart topping violinist Rachel Barton Pine is a leading interpreter of the great classical masterworks, thrilling audiences with her dazzling technique, lustrous tone, and emotional honesty. With an infectious joy in music-making and a passion for connecting historical research to performance, Pine transforms experiences of classical music. 

Pine performs with the world's leading orchestras, including the Chicago and Vienna Symphonies, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic, and Camerata Salzburg. She has worked with such renowned conductors as Zubin Mehta, Erich Leinsdorf, Neeme Järvi, and Marin Alsop. Her collaborators include leading artists such as Daniel Barenboim, Christoph Eschenbach, William Warfield, and Christopher O'Riley. The many contemporary composers with whom she has collaborated include David Chesky, Billy Childs, John Corigliano, Joe Deninzon, Mohammed Fairouz, Luis Jorge González, Earl Maneein, Daniel Bernard Roumain, José Serebrier, and Augusta Read Thomas. 

She has recorded 39 acclaimed albums. Her AVIE discography includes Mozart: Complete Violin Concerto, Sinfonia Concertante with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner conducting; Bel Canto Paganini; and Elgar & Bruch Violin Concertos with the BBC Symphony, Andrew Litton conducting.

A gold medalist in the J.S. Bach International Competition, her performances are heard on NPR and stations around the globe. She has appeared on NBC's Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning, CNN, PBS NewsHour, NPR's "Tiny Desk," "Performance Today" and "A Prairie Home Companion" and has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. Her RBP Foundation assists young artists and runs the groundbreaking Music by Black Composers project. She performs on the 1742 "ex-Bazzini, ex-Soldat" Guarneri del Gesu, on lifetime loan from her anonymous patron. 

Rachel Barton Pine

Bel Canto Paganini: 24 Caprices


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1 Paganini Introduction and Variations in G Op.38  
2 Paganini Caprice in E Op.1 No.1 (Andante)  
3 Paganini Caprice in B minor Op.1 No.2 (Moderato)  
4 Paganini Caprice in E minor Op.1 No.3 (Sostenuto Presto Sostenuto)  
5 Paganini Caprice in C minor Op.1 No.4 (Maestoso)  
6 Paganini Caprice in A minor Op.1 No.5 (Agitato)  
7 Paganini Caprice in G minor Op.1 No.6 (Lento)  
8 Paganini Caprice in A minor Op.1 No.7 (Posato)  
9 Paganini Caprice in E flat Op.1 No.8 (Maestoso)  
10 Paganini Caprice in E Op.1 No.9 (Allegretto)  
11 Paganini Caprice in G minor Op.1 No.10 (Vivace)  
12 Paganini Caprice in C Op.1 No.11 (Andante Presto Andante)  
13 Paganini Caprice in A flat Op.1 No.12 (Allegro)  
14 Paganini Caprice in B flat Op.1 No.13 (Allegro)  
15 Paganini Caprice in E flat Op.1 No.14 (Moderato)  
16 Paganini Caprice in E minor Op.1 No.15 (Posato)  
17 Paganini Caprice in G minor Op.1 No.16 (Presto)  
18 Paganini Caprice in E flat Op.1 No.17 (Sostenuto Andante)  
19 Paganini Caprice in C Op.1 No.18 (Corrente Allegro)  
20 Paganini Caprice in E flat Op.1 No.19 (Lento Allegro assai)  
21 Paganini Caprice in D Op.1 No.20 (Allegretto)  
22 Paganini Caprice in A Op.1 No.21 (Amoroso Presto)  
23 Paganini Caprice in F Op.1 No.22 (Marcato)  
24 Paganini Caprice in E flat Op.1 No.23 (Posato)  
25 Paganini Caprice in A minor Op.1 No.24 (Quasi Presto)  
26 Paganini Duo merveille Op.6 _Duet for One_ (Adagio Allegro molto)  
27 Paganini Caprice d_adieu Op.68 (Allegro moderato)  
28 Rachel Barton Pine Introduction, Theme and Variations on God Defend New Zealand  
RBP on WSJ discusses the perils of performing Paganini's Caprices, 24
Rachel Barton Pine & Jory Vinikour ? J.S. Bach: The Sonatas for Violin & Harpsichord
PBS NewsHour
Sunday Interludes: Rachel Barton Pine performs Black Sababth/Ozzy Osbourne
RBP on Israel's i24 news June 2018
Rachel Barton Pine, Artist Check-In with WQXR - NYC's Elliott Forrest

Rachel Barton Pine has released - Bel Canto Paganini: 24 Caprices and other Works for Solo Violin. A musical tightrope that samples virtually all of the most challenging techniques possible on the violin, this, Pine's 35th album will mark her third release on Avie records and makes her the first American-born female violinist to record this repertoire. In tribute to Paganini's legendary cultivation of his devilish reputation, the album was released in stores in May, the same month as his death

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