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Rachel Barton Pine - Bel Canto Paganini is WFMT - Featured New Release

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Violinist Rachel Barton Pine traverses Paganini's ground-breaking set of 24 Caprices with virtuosic flair and reverence for the bel canto – or "beautiful singing" – style of the composer's generation. Playing on the ‘ex-Bazzini, ex-Soldat' Guarneri del Gesù violin from 1742, Barton Pine channels the composer's own technical wizardry as well as his love for beautiful melodies.

Rachel Barton Pine: Bel Canto Paganini on Avie AV-2374 (2 CDs) is the WFMT: Chicago - Feature New Release for May 31. Featured tracks are:

Paganini: Solo Violin Caprice No 24 in A minor (4:25)
Barton Pine: Introduction, Theme & Variations on God Defend New Zealand (4:43)