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LISTEN to Part 1 of Rachel Barton Pine's Interview on Syndicated 'Learning To Listen'

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LISTEN TO THE EMILY REESE'S INTERVIEW WITH RBP

I heard Rachel Barton Pine on New Classical Tracks one day, talking about Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto. I was immediately drawn to her passion and knowledge about her instrument and the music she plays with it. She has a new recording out, and she joins Learning to Listen to speak about the five violin concertos that Mozart wrote.

Mozart was a violin player, too, but his father, Leopold, nagged the young Wolfgang to practice a bit too much, and by the time Mozart was 20, he never wrote another solo concerto for violin. He stopped playing violin too, favoring the viola in his "later" years (he died when he was 35).

Rachel talks about her love for Mozart, and introduces us to a young violist named Matthew Lipman. Matthew joins Rachel on the new recording to perform Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante, a double concerto for solo violin and viola. Rachel will be back next week to continue the conversation; we'll talk about cadenzas, and the famous Turkish influence in Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5.

Program Playlist

WA Mozart

Violin Concerto No. 2, 3rd movement

Rachel Barton Pine, violin

Neville Marriner, cond

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

Avie 2317

 

WA Mozart

Violin Concerto No. 1, 1st movement

Rachel Barton Pine, violin

Neville Marriner, cond

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

Avie 2317

 

WA Mozart

Sinfonia Concertante, 3rd movement

Rachel Barton Pine, violin

Neville Marriner, cond

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

Avie 2317

 

WA Mozart

Violin Concerto No. 4

Rachel Barton Pine, violin

Neville Marriner, cond

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

Avie 2317

 

WA Mozart

Violin Concerto No. 1, 3rd movement

Rachel Barton Pine, violin

Neville Marriner, cond

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

Avie 2317


Learning to Listen is a Syndicated Feature airing Nationally on Classical 24 & Statewide on Minnesota Public Radio