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Violinist Rachel Barton Pine talks about music and shares some of her performances

Violin Adventures with Rachel Barton Pine Rachel Barton Pine

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Violinist Rachel Barton Pine talks about music and shares some of her performances

    Episode 81: Yes You Can! How to Easily Make Your Own Arrangement of a Rock or Pop Song for String Ensemble

    Episode 81: Yes You Can! How to Easily Make Your Own Arrangement of a Rock or Pop Song for String Ensemble

    Episode 81: Yes You Can! How to Easily Make Your Own Arrangement of a Rock or Pop Song for String Ensemble

     

    Upcoming Events: August 13 – master class for the Sphinx Performance Academy at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, August 17 and 18 – Paganini 24 Caprices at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, IL, August 26 – chamber music by Chinese composers at Millennium Park in Chicago






    Inquiries from my Inbox: David asks: “What is the best thing about performing unaccompanied violin music? What are three of your favorite moments in the violin literature?

     

    Random Musical Thought: A modern violin in a historically-flavored work of art is as out of place as if someone were wearing blue jeans.

     

    Main Topic: Rachel explains how to make your own arrangement of a rock or pop song for string ensemble. Includes tips on how to get the tab as a reference, choose your aesthetic, figure out the structure, decide who plays which part, pick a key, experiment with orchestration, add in the “drums,” figure out the bowings, pick a tempo (or tempos), add some dynamics, work on the guitar solos, and get performance-ready. Adapted from her class at the Mark Wood Rock Orchestra Camp – for more information, please visit www.mwroc.com.

     

    Total playing time: 00:55:38

     

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    Violin Adventures with Rachel Barton Pine is produced by Windy Apple Studios www.windyapple.com

    • 55 min
    Episode 80: Hale be Your Heart! Hale Be Your Fiddle!

    Episode 80: Hale be Your Heart! Hale Be Your Fiddle!

    Episode 80: Hale be Your Heart! Hale Be Your Fiddle!

     

    Upcoming Events: July 30-August 4 – guest teacher at the Jink and Diddle School of Scottish Fiddling in Banner Elk, NC, August 10 – memorial tribute concert for luthier Carl Becker in Chicago, August 17 and 18 – Paganini 24 Caprices at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, IL

     

    Inquiries from my Inbox:  Catherine from Australia writes: “Could you do a podcast on the features that Paganini brought to the world of violin playing? What is it that he did differently that challenged the status quo?” Emily asks: “Have you ever played the Conus violin concerto? I never heard of it until my teacher suggested it for me to play, I instantly fell in love with it and am really enjoying practicing it! I wanted to know why not as many violinists play this concerto anymore.”

     

    Random Musical Thought: Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could magically hear some of the great repertoire again for the very first time?

     

    Main Topic: A conversation with master Scottish fiddler Dr. John Turner. Includes recordings of “Panmure House / Timour the Tartar” from “Favourite Scotch Measures” and “Lament for the Death of King George V” from “The Wanderer’s Lament: Fiddle Music of Scotland.” For more information about the Jink and Diddle School of Scottish Fiddling, please visit www.jinkdiddle.com.

     

    Total playing time: 00:41:00

     

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    Violin Adventures with Rachel Barton Pine is produced by Windy Apple Studios www.windyapple.com

    • 41 min
    Episode 79: Making Fun WITH the Music: Aleksey Igudesman

    Episode 79: Making Fun WITH the Music: Aleksey Igudesman

    Episode 79: Making Fun WITH the Music: Aleksey Igudesman

     

    Upcoming Events: July 16 – faculty performance at the Mark Wood Rock Orchestra Camp in Olathe, KS, July 20 – Earthen Grave at the Metroplex Heavy Fest in Dallas, July 21-24 teaching at Le Domaine Forget in Quebec, July 28 – Vieuxtemps 5 for Music in the Mountains in Durango, CO, July 29-August 4 – teaching at the Jink and Diddle School of Scottish Fiddling

     

    Inquiries from my Inbox:  David from Nebraska writes: “I wonder what suggestions you have for developing skill with harmonics.” Delaney asks: “When you're performing, what kinds of things do you focus on or think about while you're playing? Do you ever find your mind drifting to random thoughts?”

     

    Random Musical Thought: Is Bach the only great composer whose music is still satisfying to hear even if done metronomically and without expression?

     

    Main Topic: A conversation with violinist/composer/comedian Aleksey Igudesman. For more information about his many projects, please visit www.alekseyigudesman.com

     

    Total playing time: 00:58:12

     

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    Violin Adventures with Rachel Barton Pine is produced by Windy Apple Studios www.windyapple.com

    • 58 min
    Episode 78: Impromptu – Lullabies and More

    Episode 78: Impromptu – Lullabies and More

    Episode 78: Impromptu – Lullabies and More

     

    Upcoming Events: July 5 and 6 – recitals with pianist Arnon Erez in Israel (Bach, Achron, Bloch, Franck), July 10 and 11 – Vieuxtemps Concerto No. 5 and Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending with the Israel Chamber Orchestra in Tel Aviv, July 13 – Vieuxtemps Concerto No. 5 at the Masterworks Festival in Winona Lake, IN, July 14-20 – teaching at the Mark Wood Rock Orchestra Camp near Kansas City

     

    Inquiries from my Inbox:  N-O asks: “Where does your inspiration come from? What sets you apart from other artists? What can people expect to hear or see from you this year?”

     

    Random Musical Thought: Sir Edward Elgar said, “My idea is that there is music in the air, music all around us; the world is full of it, and you simply take as much as you require.”

     

    Main Topic: Rachel Barton Pine and Matthew Hagle perform live on WFMT on June 20, 2013. Repertoire includes Brahms Wiegenlied, Ysaye Reve d’Enfant, Rebecca Clarke Lullaby, Faure Berceuse, Rebikov Berceuse, Gershwin Summertime, Schwab Berceuse Ecossaise, Betty Jackson King Lullaby, William Grant Still Suite (African Dancer, Mother and Child, Gamin).

     

    Total playing time: 01:07:13

     

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    Violin Adventures with Rachel Barton Pine is produced by Windy Apple Studios www.windyapple.com

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 77: Writing Women Back Into Music History!

    Episode 77: Writing Women Back Into Music History!

    Episode 77: Writing Women Back Into Music History!

     

    Upcoming Events: June 20 – performance with pianist Matthew Hagle for WFMT’s Impromptu; June 22 – with Earthen Grave for Days of the Doomed near Milwaukee, Wisconsin; June 28 – master class for the Birch Creek Music Performance Center in Door County, Wisconsin; June 30 – free children’s program at the Swedish American Museum in Chicago

     

    Inquiries from my Inbox:  Vanlal asks: “How do you play period works a half step low?” Brian asks: “Have you ever played ‘Ashoken Farewell?’”

     

    Random Musical Thought: Are your instruments your friends, your family, your harem, your menagerie, or what?

     

    Main Topic: A conversation with Karen Shaffer, author of “Maud Powell: Pioneer American Violinist” and Pamela Blevins, author of “Ivor Gurney and Marion Scott: Song of Pain and Beauty.” For more information about the Maud Powell Society for Music and Education and the magazine “Signature, Women in Music,” please visit www.maudpowell.org.

     

    Total playing time: 00:45:28

     

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    Violin Adventures with Rachel Barton Pine is produced by Windy Apple Studios www.windyapple.com

    • 45 min
    Episode 76: Yes, It Really Existed! Meet the Shoulder Cello

    Episode 76: Yes, It Really Existed! Meet the Shoulder Cello

    Episode 76: Yes, It Really Existed! Meet the Shoulder Cello

     

    Upcoming Events: June 14 – Bach Six Sonatas for Violin and Keyboard with harpsichordist Paul Cienniwa at the Boston Early Music Festival

     

    Inquiries from my Inbox:  Robert asks: “Is the page turner the only ‘on stage’ position in the music industry that it is proper to totally ignore?”

     

    Random Musical Thought: Can one claim to have truly heard a piece of music if they’ve never experienced it performed live?

     

    Main Topic: A conversation about the violoncello da spalla with luthier and violinist Dmitry Badiarov, including recordings of the instrument played by Badiarov, Sigiswald Kujiken, and the Bach Collegium Japan. For more information about Dmitry Badiarov and his instruments, please visit http://badiarovviolins.com/. To read an interesting article about the violoncello da spalla, please visit http://sscm-jscm.press.illinois.edu/v12/no1/wissick.html.

     

    Total playing time: 00:53:54

     

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    Violin Adventures with Rachel Barton Pine is produced by Windy Apple Studios www.windyapple.com

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Christopher J. Singer ,

Where had this been all my life?

I love Rachel I had fallen in love with her whilst researching live performances of Bach on YouTube. Not long after that, she released her Testament recording. I received a book of her arrangements and cadenzas as a Christmas gift. She has guided me in my own musicological research and historically informed practice. I purchased a baroque bow, the one that she had apparently collaborated with Shar music. I am learning the 5th Mozart concerto and intend on using her cadenzas in my eventual performance.

FT_on_ice ,

Fantastic Podcast

'Violin Adventures' is a wonderful podcast. I have learned so much from it! RBP is obviously passionate about the violin and that, plus the great diversity of topics, is why the podcast is so good. My favorite episodes are the ones where she goes into depth about a piece and plays samples from it. Loved the Tchaikovsky and Bruch ones!

Really glad she's brought it back from hiatus!

jackfyddle ,

Violin Adventures

These podcasts are excellent!!!! Thank you Rachel!!! Please continue these podcasts we so look forward to them!!!
Jack

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