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Rachel Barton Pine Interviews with WGTE Toledo

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Violinist Rachel Barton Pine discusses her latest album, a collaboration with legendary conductor Sir Neville Marriner for all five of Wolfgang Mozart's violin concertosAs 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.

Sir Neville said about the collaboration - "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." 

LISTEN TO THE Interview by WGTE: Toledo OH, Brad Cresswell