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Classical KUSC- Los Angeles celebrates Mozart birth anniversary with Rachel Barton Pine

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Interview with KUSC's Brian Lauritzen

In connection with Mozart's birthday on January 27, Billboard chart-topping violinist Rachel Barton Pine debuts her new AVIE records release 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.

"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," said Sir Neville about the collaboration.

"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.

RBP spills the secret to Mozart's teenage rebellion and talks about recording all of his violin concertos with KUSC- Los Angeles, Brian Lauritzen. Listen to the attached clip.