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Interview with WCVE's Mike Goldberg

In celebration of Johann Sebastian Bach's March 21st birthday, violinist Rachel Barton Pine is releasing her newest recording Testament: Complete Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin. I had the honor to sit down and talk with Rachel about the recording and the background that led her to choose these works. She also discussed the instrument and bow that she uses. 

Johann Sebastian Bach's contributions to classical music are universally acknowledged and celebrated as among the most significant and profound. Rachel Barton Pine who has made a lifelong study of Bach, is the only American gold medalist of the J.S. Bach International Violin Competition in Leipzig, Germany, an honor she won in 1992 at age 17.

The CD will be available on April 1st. Enjoy the attached interview with 88.9 WCVE: Richmond VA Classical Music Host - Mike Goldberg that he aired on his Breakfast Classics show on Sunday March 20.