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Rachel Barton Pine indulges in romanticism with 89.7WCPE

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Interview with WCPE's Dan McHugh

Rachel Barton Pine calls the Elgar & Bruch Violin Concertos, recorded with Maestro Andrew Litton and the BBC Symphony, an "indulgence in Romanticism." The Avie records (AV 2375) project is the first time that the shortest of the Romantic violin concertos frequently performed in concert (Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26) has been recorded with the longest (the Elgar Violin Concerto in B Minor, Op. 61). While the Billboard chart-topping violinist counts the Menuhin album of Bruch and Elgar as inspiration, it features two performances recorded in sessions many years apart paired together on a reissue.

89.7WCPE - 'The Classical Station' in Wake Forest NC, Classical Music Host, Dan McHugh, spoke with RBP about the recording. Listen to the attached clip