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Rachel Barton Pine - Bel Canto Paganini is Classical IPR: New Release of the Week

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Classical IPR's New Release of the Week for May 29 is the 35th album by violinist Rachel Barton Pine. The centerpiece of the album, "Bel Canto Paganini," is Pine's performance of Niccolò Paganini's 24 caprices for solo violin. Of the 24 Paganini caprices, Pine says in the album's liner notes, "I always felt that the Caprices tell an incredible story and that hearing them in their entirety reveals something about the violin and about Paganini that is lost when hearing isolated Caprices." It took her several years to build up to playing all 24 caprices in a row in concert, and this album marks the first time an American-born woman violinist has recorded all 24 caprices.