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April 2013

Thank you Rachel Barton Pine

April 27, 2013 16:26

Just a quick note to express my thanks to Rachel Barton Pine for recording and distributing her renditions of the Wolfahrt Etudes. As a Suzuki dad who has been learning the violin for the last year along with my daughter, I have really benefited from this course of study and especially the recordings in a very short period of time. I wish that I had found them much sooner.

Ms Pine's accompaniment is a wonderful supplement to the sheet music. It has been a great inspiration and has helped me to gain a greater sense of the complexities of tone and color that can be brought forward in these etudes and in my playing more generally.

I consider myself an absolute beginner but every aspect of my playing has improved since I have started working regularly on them. I am actually wanting to turn on a metronome for the first time since starting the violin.

(A quick note to readers: These are on a dvd rather than a cd. To untether from from my PC, I opened it up on my computer, copied to my desktop and then imported into itunes so that I can use it from my iPhone or iPad on my music stand.)

I also just like listening to them when I go out for a jog or while driving in the car. :)

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(4/18) Alina Pogostkina Sibelius live stream from Paris

April 15, 2013 08:45

Alina Pogostkina is one of my favorite violinists. This Thursday, she will be performing the Sibelius Concerto with the Orchestre National de France conducted by David Zinman at the Théâtre du Châtelet via live internet feed courtesy of the World Concert Hall.

Time/Date:April 18th, 18:00 GMT (11 AM, PST)

View the concert here.

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Discover the best of in these collections of editor Laurie Niles' exclusive interviews. Interviews Volume 1 Interviews Volume 1, with introduction by Hilary Hahn Interviews Volume 2 Interviews Volume 2, with introduction by Rachel Barton Pine