Rachel Barton Pine

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Bel Canto Paganini

Bel Canto Paganini

24 Caprices and other works for solo violin


Barton Pine:

Introduction, Theme and Variations on 'God Defend New Zealand'

Paganini:

Caprices for solo violin, Op. 1 Nos. 1-24 (complete)

Duet for One Violin in C major

Caprice d'adieu

Introduction & Variations on 'Nel cor più non mi sento' by Paisiello


Read our exclusive interview with Rachel Barton Pine about the recording here.

Billboard chart-topping violinist Rachel Barton Pine traverses Paganini’s ground breaking set of 24 Caprices with virtuosic flair and, in equal measure, 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 – made by the same Cremona-based maker in the same year as Paganini’s own violin – Rachel channels the composer’s own technical wizardry as well as his love for beautiful melodies.

Rachel was first introduced to Paganini’s Caprices at the age of six. In her early 20s she gave her first performance of all 24 Caprices in a single concert, a feat she has accomplished several times since including at the National Gallery in Washington D.C. and the Ravinia Festival.

Rachel fills out this two-album set with other pyrotechnical works by Paganini, including his “Duet for One”, Caprice d’adieu and the Introduction and Variations on ‘Nel cor più non mi sento’ from Giovanni Paisiello’s
 opera La molinara. Inspired by Paganini’s legacy of virtuosic themes and variations, Rachel concludes the set with her own Introduction, Theme and Variations on ‘God Defend New Zealand’, written in 2000 for the final concert of her first tour of that country.

Paganini dedicated his 24 Caprices “to all the artists.” Rachel in turn dedicates this recording “to all the listeners,” of which there will be legions.

“Pine’s tone is lustrous. The dramatic timing of each gesture, the firm, burnished middle register, the gleaming, liquid evanescence of Paganini’s stratospheric flights: it’s all there…[but] Pine is principally interested in the musical qualities of these extraordinary, endlessly inventive miniatures, and there’s hardly a moment here where you get any sense of technique taking precedence over expression” Gramophone Magazine, June 2017

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Rachel Barton Pine: Testament

Rachel Barton Pine: Testament


Bach, J S:

Sonatas & Partitas for solo violin, BWV1001-1006


'Testament' is Rachel Barton Pine's very personal homage to the music of J. S. Bach, on which she performs the composer's complete Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin in the acoustic of her hometown St. Pauls Church in Chicago, where she first heard and fell in love with Bach's music.

Best-selling violinist Rachel Barton Pine's relationship with the music of Bach runs deep. She first heard and fell in love with Bach's music in her hometown St. Pauls Church in Chicago, which had a stained glass window of the composer in the sanctuary. That church is where Rachel first played Bach's music, at the age of four, and where she returned to record Bach's Six Sonatas and Partitas in its beautiful yet clear acoustic. Rachel says, "I'm so pleased to have recorded the Six Sonatas and Partitas in my favourite sound space for these works, the place that I consider to truly be my emotional home for playing them."

“There is a surprisingly striking contrast between its crystalline voicing, clear articulation and warm tone that makes the listener feel that it is concerned with the plain and simple beauty of the music as much as with the genius of its counterpoint and relationships between movements.” Gramophone Magazine, June 2016

GGramophone Magazine

Editor's Choice - June 2016

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Mozart: Complete Violin Concertos & Sinfonia Concertante

Mozart: Complete Violin Concertos & Sinfonia Concertante


Mozart:

Violin Concertos Nos. 1-5 (Complete)

Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola & Orchestra in E flat major, K364

Matthew Lipman (viola)


On this album violinist Rachel Barton Pine, violist Matthew Lipman, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and Sir Neville Marriner revel in the transcendent beauty and operatic passion of Mozart's music.

In celebration on Mozart's birthday on 27 January and Sir Neville Marriner's 90th year, Billboard chart-topping violinist Rachel Barton Pine performs the five Mozart Violin Concertos, as well as the Sinfonia Concertante, with Sir Neville Marriner and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. The recording is Pine's first with AVIE Records and marks the recording debut of violist Matthew Lipman, a Rachel Elizabeth Barton Foundation recipient.

Pine continues to perform the complete five Mozart Violin Concertos in a single evening's concert and feels that playing them as a cycle has deepened her relationship with them. She has drawn on a tremendous amount of research in crafting her interpretation. Her study of the composer's operas strengthened her appreciation for the drama and playfulness of Mozart's violin concertos, and she highlights the subtle nuances of the concerti's ever-changing dialogue in her performances. Pine revels in Mozart's gift for improvisation, particularly in the little variations in the repeating rondo theme in the last movement of the A major concerto.

“Barton Pine, in league with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and the ever-stylish Marriner, reveals that there are subtleties alongside the grace and exuberance that render the music endlessly fascinating and appealing...Barton Pine’s tone is pure, unadulterated by any extraneous affectation, and is ideally matched to the music’s lucid and chamber-like discourse.” The Telegraph, 18th January 2015 ****

“there is much to enjoy in Barton Pine's sensitive, finely honed performances, especially of Nos. 4 & 5 (plenty of temperament in the latter's 'Turkish' eruption). With a nod to period performance, she articulates crisply and uses vibrato modestly. Marriner, who must have conducted more Mozart than anyone alive, and the ASMF are urbanely attentive in support.” Gramophone Magazine, March 2015

“Barton Pine's set of Mozart Violin Concerts opens with No. 4: an expertly controlled tutti from Neville Marriner sets the stage for the solo entry, but almost immediately there's a feeling of rushing...Barton Pine's tone is warm, but I could wish for more variety...In all five concertos she plays her own cadenzas, which are well tailored, and don't outstay their welcome.” BBC Music Magazine, April 2015 ***

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2016 Midwest Clinic: Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras (Live)

2016 Midwest Clinic: Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras (Live)


Rachel Barton Pine (violin)

Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, Allen Tinkham, Michael Mascari, Dana Green

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Vivaldi: The Complete Viola d’Amore Concertos

Vivaldi: The Complete Viola d’Amore Concertos


Vivaldi:

Concerto for Viola d'Amore and Lute in D minor, RV 540

Concerto in F major RV97

Viola d'amore concerto in A major RV396

Viola d'amore concerto in A minor RV397

Viola d'amore concerto in D major RV392

Viola d'amore concerto in D minor RV393

Viola d'amore concerto in D minor RV394

Viola d'amore concerto in D minor RV395


Rachel Barton Pine (viola d’amore) & Hopkinson Smith (lute)

Ars Antigua

The seductively charming sound of the Baroque-era viola d’amore takes centre stage in this new, all-Vivaldi recording with Billboard classical chart-topping violinist Rachel Barton Pine and the veteran Chicago-based period instrument ensemble Ars Antigua, making its Cedille label debut.

Pine, Cedille’s all-time best-selling artist, and Ars Antigua perform all eight of Vivaldi’s virtuosic concertos for viola d’amore, an unusual instrument of the violin family with 14 strings: seven played with the bow, the others resonating passively for a sweet, silvery tone.

Pine is “one of the rare mainstream performers with a total grasp of Baroque style and embellishment” (Fanfare) and “a most accomplished Baroque violinist, fully the equal of the foremost specialists” (Gramophone).

Founded in the early 2000s by double-bass virtuoso Jerry Fuller, Ars Antigua ('ancient art' in Medieval Latin) comprises seasoned early music veterans from the Chicago area.

Pine’s period-instrument discography on Cedille Records includes six acclaimed albums with her ensemble Trio Settecento. She has performed with her trio colleagues (cellist/gambist John Mark Rozendaal and harpsichordist David Schrader) at New York’s Frick Collection, the Boston Early Music Festival, the Indianapolis Early Music Festival, Dumbarton Oaks in Washington DC, Houston Early Music, and elsewhere.

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Mendelssohn & Schumann Violin Concertos & Beethoven Romances

Mendelssohn & Schumann Violin Concertos & Beethoven Romances


Beethoven:

Romance No. 1 for Violin and Orchestra in G major, Op. 40

Romance No. 2 for Violin and Orchestra in F major, Op. 50

Mendelssohn:

Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64

Schumann:

Violin Concerto in D minor, WoO 23


Rachel Barton Pine (violin)

Göttinger Symphonie Orchester, Christoph-Mathias Mueller

Pine’s last Cedille album, Violin Lullabies, entered Billboard’s Traditional Classical Albums chart at No. 1 and a recent New York Times profile noted her “bravura technique and soulful musician ship.’

Winner of the 2000 Cadaqués Orchestra International Conducting Competition, Mueller has been the Musical Director of the Göttinger Symphonie Orchester since 2005, and has guest conducted at the Bolshoi Theatre, and with the Czech Philharmonic, the Russian National Orchestras, and many others.

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Violin Lullabies

Violin Lullabies


Antsev:

Berceuse (Lullaby)

Beach, A:

Berceuse, Op. 40 No. 2

Blackbourne:

Petite reine Berceuse (Lullaby for a Little Queen)

Brahms:

Wiegenlied, Op. 49 No. 4 (Lullaby)

Clarke, Rebecca:

Lullaby for Violin & Piano

Durosoir:

Berceuse

Falla:

Nana (No. 5 from Siete canciones populares españolas)

Fauré:

Berceuse, Op. 16

Gershwin:

Summertime (from Porgy and Bess)

Grieg:

Lyric Pieces Op. 38: No. 1 - Berceuse

Hovhaness:

Oror (Lullaby), Op. 1

Ravel:

Berceuse sur le nom de Fauré

Rebikov:

Berceuse (Lullaby): No. 1 from Trois Morceaux, Op. 7

Reger:

Wiegenlied, Op. 79d, 1

Respighi:

Berceuse for String Orchestra

Schubert:

Wiegenlied, D498

Schumann:

Schlummerlied, Op. 124 No. 16

Schwab:

Berceuse écossaise (Scottish Lullaby)

Sibelius:

Berceuse (No 6 of Six Pieces, Op. 79)

Sivori:

Berceuse (Lullaby), Op. 30

Still, W G:

Suite for Violin and Piano: Mother and Child

Strauss, R:

Wiegenlied, Op. 41 No. 1

Stravinsky:

Berceuse from The Firebird

Viardot-Garcia:

Berceuse (Lullaby): No. 3 from Six Morceaux

Ysaÿe:

Rêve d'enfant, Op. 14


Rachel Barton Pine (violin) & Matthew Hagle (piano)

Violin Lullabies is one-of-a-kind album of 25 classical lullabies for violin and piano performed by renowned American violinist Rachel Barton Pine, Cedille Records’ best-selling artist, and pianist Matthew Hagle, her longtime recital collaborator.

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Fairouz: Native Informant

Fairouz: Native Informant


Fairouz:

Native Informant - Sonata for Solo Violin

Tahwidah

Chorale Fantasy

Posh

For Victims

Jebel Lebnan


Mellissa Hughes (soprano), David Krakauer (clarinet), Rachel Barton Pine (violin), Steven Spooner (piano), Chris Thompson (baritone), David Kravitz (baritone)

Borromeo String Quartet & Imani Winds

Mohammed Fairouz is one of the most frequently performed, commissioned, and recorded composers of his generation, melding Middle-Eastern music and poetry with Western structures to deeply expressive effect. Native Informant, written for leading international soloist Rachel Barton Pine, embodies Arabic fiddling motifs as well as songful excitement, underpinned by a lament for the victims of the Egyptian Revolution. The lullaby Tahwidah and the song cycle Posh evoke tenderness and loss, whilst Jebel Lebnan was commissioned by the Imani Winds and musically chronicles events from the Lebanese Civil War and their effect on the current face of Lebanon.

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Montsalvatge: Canciones & Conciertos

Montsalvatge: Canciones & Conciertos


Montsalvatge:

Canciones negras (5)

Lucia Duchanova (mezzo)

Poema concertante

Rachel Barton Pine (violin)

Concerto Breve for Piano & Orchestra

Jenny Lin (piano)

Danzas concertantes (3): 3. A la española


NDR Radiophilharmonie, Celso Antunes

This CD celebrates the 100th birthday of Xavier Montsalvatge in 2012. He belongs to the so-called “lost generation” of Spanish composers who came of age during the Franco regime. Three internationally renowned soloists interpret three major works by this great Catalan composer.

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A French Soirée

A French Soirée


Couperin, F:

Allemande

Sarabande

Sicilienne

Gavotte

Concert No. 3 (Concert Royal) in A major

Leclair, J-M:

Sonata en Sol majeur

Lully:

Entrée pour Vertumne (from Ballet Royale de Flore)

Entrée pour les Jardiniers et quatre Galants (from Ballet Royal de Flore)

Entreé pour les Galants et les Dames (from Ballet Royal de Flore)

Menuet pour les mêmes from Ballet Royal de Flore

Marais, M:

La guitare from “Le troisième livre de pièces de viole”

Prelude

Chaconne

Rameau:

Concert No. 4 in B flat major

Rebel, J-F:

Sonata for violin & basso continuo in D minor


Trio Settecento: Rachel Barton Pine (violin), John Mark Rozendaal (viola da gamba) & David Schrader (harpsichord)

A French Soirée is the newest installment in Trio Settecento’s acclaimed, country-by-country grand tour of the European Baroque on Cedille Records. The new CD is a companion to the period-instrument ensemble’s An Italian Sojourn (CDR90000099) and A German Bouquet (CDR90000114).

“there is no hint of unfamiliarity or unease with the distinctive style of French Baroque music. The low pitch gives a wonderfully rich sonority to Barton Pine's violin and Rozendaal's viola da gamba. Both string players display a sure grasp of the rich variety of French ornamentation, in which vibrato is but an occasional device. Pine draws an extraordinary range of textures from her instrument...an inspiring and deeply satisfying recording, which is highly recommended.” International Record Review, June 2012

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