Rachel Barton Pine discusses the humanity of Bruch and Elgar with 91.3KUAF
Rachel Barton Pine's new album is a synthesis of two composers whose works are imbued with a singular warmth and humanity from composers Max Bruch and Edward Elgar. "Even though they were forty years apart from different countries, they felt like they would really work on the same album," says Pine, adding that the works of Bruch are "never far from her fingers."
The album's concertos include one by Bruch that has been dear to Pine since her early days as a violinist, and another by Elgar, a section of which he requested be inscribed on his tombstone. "The thing that really defines a masterpiece is you never get bored with it no matter how many times you return to it," says Pine. PHOTO; Lisa Marie Mazzucco