January 4, 2011 – Rachel Barton Pine

Rachel Barton Pine is a name I have heard in recent years, but I had never really been taken by her playing until I heard tracks from her album entitled, “American Virtuosa: A Tribute to Maud Powell.” The pieces I have heard from this album are quite meticulously performed. Further research into the pieces and made me very curious about not only Powell, but also Pine as an admirer. Both of these women are great role models for young female violinists. The very interesting thing about Rachel Barton Pine is that she performs both classical and metal music. I find this juxtaposition charming. I prefer listening to her classical works, but I have a lot of respect for performers who play various styles of music. Great work, Rachel Barton Pine! For more information, visit http://classical.rachelbartonpine.com/index.php.

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