Title - 'Dvorák, Khachaturian - Violin Concertos'
Artist - Rachel Barton Pine
In both art and life, violinist Rachel Barton Pine has an extraordinary ability to connect with people.
Celebrated as a leading interpreter of great classic and contemporary works, her performances combine her innate gift for emotional communication and her scholarly fascination with historical research.
She plays with passion and conviction, thrilling audiences worldwide with her dazzling technique, lustrous tone, and infectious joy in music-making.
Traditional folk music elevated to high art: that theme binds the unique coupling of Billboard chart-topping violinist Rachel Barton Pine’s latest release of the Violin Concertos by Czech composer Antonín Dvořák and Soviet-Armenian Aram Khachaturian.
The multi-faceted young American Teddy Abrams conducts the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, making for a truly international collaboration.
Antonín Dvořák (1841 – 1904)
Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53
1. I. Allegro ma non troppo (11.38)
2. II. Adagio ma non troppo (10.54)
3. III. Finale: Allegro giocoso ma non troppo (10.32)
Aram Khachaturian (1903 – 1978)
4. I. Allegro con fermezza (16.07)
5. II. Andante sostenuto (13.47)
6. III. Allegro vivace (10.14)
Total time: 73.14
Recorded on August 21st & 22nd, 2018 at the RSNO Centre, Glasgow, this incredible, precisely poignant and beautifully elevated work of musical art from Barton Pine is, without a shadow of a doubt, some of her best interpretive work to date.
As you may or may not know, both composers were fine craftsmen, excellent tunesmiths, and deeply impacted by the folk music of their respective countries.
And so here Barton Pine lovingly translates their works for a new era, a new ear, and leaves nothing behind when it comes to being one of the most inspired soloists of her time.
For both sets of works, whether she be drawing deeply on the Armenian's influences, or the Czech's Romantic-era nationalist examples, Pine certainly draws out the soulful, and at other times quietly robust qualities of both within this quite spectacular recording.
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