Stories » Rachel Barton Pine, together again with radio to discuss 'Black Composers'

Top 10 for Dec

Rachel Barton Pine, together again with radio to discuss 'Black Composers'

Bookmark and Share

Violinist Rachel Barton Pine, Cedille Records' best-selling artist and longtime advocate for music by Black composers, performs a program of blues-influenced classical works for solo violin and violin and piano by Black composers of the 20th and 21st centuries on Blues Dialogues: Music by Black Composers, her newest Cedille Records album. Pianist Matthew Hagle, Pine's longtime recital partner, joins on this her third album on the Chicago-based Cedille label.

Blues Dialogues: Music by Black Composers, available October 19, 2018,features several world-premiere recordings: Noel Da Costa's A Set of Dance Tunes for Solo Violin, Dolores White's expanded, four-movement version of her Blues Dialogues for solo violin, and Billy Childs'sIncident on Larpenteur Avenue, a single-movement violin sonata exploring the events and impact of the 2016 killing of Philando Castile by a Minnesota police office.

In conjunction with this release, Pine has made herself available for radio interviews. In today's installment, RBP speaks with SiriusXM, PA's WVIA, Virginia's WCVE and Alabama Public Radio. Watch for our tweets