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Rachel Barton Pine Celebrates Mozart's Birthday with Louisiana's KEDM Radio

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The world celebrates Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's birthday on January 27. Violinist Rachel Barton Pine has always felt a special connection to Mozart. That's why she has recently released a CD of all 5 Mozart Violin Concertos as well as the Sinfonia Concertante.

"I was elated to record Mozart's violin concertos with Sir Neville Marriner and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields.  I grew up on their performances, and working with them exceeded my expectations. Sir Neville's energy, focus and commitment to every detail of the music was incredibly inspiring," Pine says.

Pine explains to Jason Rinehart of KEDM: Monroe LA that she was homeschooled as a child -- which helped her get her studies finished more quickly so she would have time to practice more.  Also, Pine speaks about her connection to Brahms.