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On 'Blues Dialogues' Rachel Barton Pine champions the work of black composers / LIMELIGHT

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American violinist Rachel Barton Pine's Blues Dialogues explores music of Black composers working across blues and classical traditions. Pine was a prodigy, debuting with the Chicago Symphony at age 10. Far from fish sandwiches and moonshine, she has had a celebrated career, and was the International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition's youngest ever gold medal winner. But Pine is not merely pillaging the musical traditions of Black artists here; steeped in Chicago blues, she has been a decades-long champion of Black composers, and has dedicated an enormous amount of effort and time cataloguing the work of composers of colour.

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