October 3, 2011 at 7:35 PM
This week we are giving away three copies of Rachel Barton Pine's Capricho Latino, with new questions going up on Wednesday and Friday. To enter to win, answer the question on our contest page.
What a lot of treasures Rachel Barton Pine has uncovered in her latest album of solo violin works, Capricho Latino. Rachel and I spoke last year about her lifelong quest to discover works -- both new and old -- for unaccompanied violin, and specifically about many of the works on this album, a number of which were written for Rachel. (Here is that interview) One of my favorite pieces on this album is her rendition of Francisco Tárrega's "Recuerdos de la Alhambra," arranged by Ruggiero Ricci. (As a matter of fact I even downloaded the music!) Though a Latin thread runs through it all, this "Capricho Latino" covers a broad range of styles, from the very contemporary-sounding "Rapsodia Panameña" by Roque Cordero, written this century, to Rachel's own arrangement of the well-known traditional "Asturias (Leyenda)" by Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909); as well as Ysaye's Sonata No. 6 and "Ferdinand the Bull," narrated by Hector Elizondo. Certainly, if you need a little inspiration, and perhaps another piece for your recital, listen to this album!
Enter by going to our contest page.
Look for our interview with Rachel Barton Pine, later this week, all about her upcoming recording and new edition of the Wohlfahrt etudes.
Congratulations to Betsey Karako, of Galena, Missouri, who won the first CD! The new question is up, so enter to win!
Congratulations to Andrew Tran of Chantilly, Virginia, who won the second CD! The next question is up, you have until Sunday to enter to win!
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