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Interview with Iowa PR's Barney Sherman

Rachel Barton Pine, who performed recently in Ames as part of the period-instrument group Trio Settecento, has just released her first recording with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and Sir Neville Marriner - and last week, she talked with me about it. The set includes all of Mozart's concertos for violin and it's outstanding. In our interview, she talks about why each concerto is a mini-opera, the value of writing your own cadenzas, the lessons a "modern-instrument" player can learn from playing period instruments (although she uses her modernized Guarneri  on this set), and more. And to my ears, her perfect "Chicago accent" is music in itself! (I'll be broadcasting the Concerto no. 5 on Sunday afternoon - join me on IPR Classical to hear it!)