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rachelbartonpine.com

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.

Sony Classical

Joshua Bell is a fantastic violinist and conductor. He's an "Indiana Living Legend," has received the Indiana Governor's Arts Award, and grew up in Bloomington. His most recent release is called "For the Love of Brahms" and features Brahms' Concerto for Violin and Cello, his original version of the Piano Trio No. 1, and a Benjamin Britten arrangement of Robert Schumann's Adagio from the Violin Concerto. Music Director John Clare spoke to Bell about this new Sony Classical release.


What's New: Violin

Oct 7, 2016
Dianne Donovan

Ambrose Bierce wrote that the definition of a fiddle is “an instrument to tickle the human ears by friction of a horse's tale on the entrails of a cat.”

We’ll hear some amazing 'fiddlers' including Anne Akiko Meyers, Tasmin Little, and Madeline Adkins on this episode of What’s New!

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A new program airs Sunday nights on WBAA Classical: What's New. Host John Clare features new music, new releases, and interesting guests. Hear a special preview of this week's What's New, and let us know what you think.

Last month, violinist Madeline Adkins assumed her new post as Concertmaster of the Utah Symphony. Previously, Adkins was the Associate Concertmaster of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. She appeared semi-annually as soloist with the BSO, and performed over 25 works with the orchestra including pieces of Beethoven, Sarasate, Vaughan Williams, Bach, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Prokofiev, Vivaldi, Bruch, Saint-Saens, and Arvo Pärt.  She has also been the concertmaster of the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra since 2008. We'll feature her latest release of Mendelssohn violin works on this episode!

Courtesy of Naxos Classics

Violinist Caroline Goulding is an up and coming artist - one you might have heard recently in Indianapolis, or on Performance Today or From the Top. Her latest recording is with Danae Dörken featuring music by Dvorak, Schumann, and Enescu.