Rachel Barton Pine


The original version of Ole King Cole goes like this:

Good King Cole,

And he call'd for his Bowle,

And he call'd for Fidler's three;

And there was Fiddle, Fiddle,

And twice Fiddle, Fiddle,

For 'twas my Lady's Birth-day,

Therefore we keep Holy-day

And come to be merry.

We’ll hear three incredible fiddlers: Rachel Barton Pine, Johnny Gandelsman, and Augustin Hadelich on today’s What’s New.


The latest from violinist Rachel Barton Pine is some of the most challenging violin repertoire to perform. You wouldn't realize it with the ease that Pine tosses it off, or by the singing lines she brings to Niccolo Paganini's music. Bel Canto Paganini dazzles and soothes the listener. WBAA's John Clare spoke to Rachel about her 35th recording.


Johann Sebastian Bach is very highly regarded by musicians and music lovers alike.

Rachel Barton Pine performs Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in e minor with the Lafayette Symphony Saturday evening April, 27 at 7:30 at the Long Center. She talks with WBAA’s Greg Kostraba about her career, including her upcoming solo turn with the LSO. She also performs music by Brahms and Piazzolla in our studios.

The Lafayette Symphony Orchestra performs Saturday evening at the Long Center with violinist Rachel Barton-Pine.  WBAA’s Jan Simon talks with the orchestra’s Music Director, Nicholas Palmer.