Stories » Richmond VA's - WCVE Radio wishes Mozart a 'Happy 259th' with the new Rachel Barton Pine CD / Listen tho the interview

Top 10 for Dec

Richmond VA's - WCVE Radio wishes Mozart a 'Happy 259th' with the new Rachel Barton Pine CD / Listen tho the interview

Bookmark and Share
Interview with WCVE's Mike Goldberg / Part 1
Interview with WCVE's Mike Goldberg / Part 2

In connection with Mozart's birthday on January 27, Billboard chart-topping violinist Rachel Barton Pine debuts her new AVIE records performing the five Mozart Violin Concertos and the Sinfonia Concertante K364 with Sir Neville Marriner conducting the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. The two-album set will be released January 13 and also features the recording debut of violist Matthew Lipman.

As a child, Pine was influenced by the Academy of St Martin in the Fields' interpretations of Mozart's music on the soundtrack to Amadeus, one of her favorite films.

"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.

Commenting on the collaboration, said Sir Neville - "She is one of the most honest of violin players I have ever heard.  And it's a great attraction in this [project], there is no utter embellishment, everything is there for a purpose and musically speaking it makes such good sense with her"

Richmond VA's - WCVE Radio wishes Mozart a 'Happy 259th' with the new Rachel Barton Pine CD / Listen to Mike Goldberg's interview with RBP - attached.