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American Virtuosa: Tribute to Maud Powell
Amy Beach, Percy Grainger, Antonin Dvorak
American Virtuosa: Tribute to Maud Powell
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Special Interest, New Age, Pop, Classical
 
  •  Track Listings (21) - Disc #1

"Everything about this release by violinist Rachel Barton Pine is exceptional." --ClassicsToday [10/10] (on Scottish Fantasies) "Recordings don't get any better than this." -- ClassicsToday [10/10] (on Brahms & Joachim...  more »

     
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"Everything about this release by violinist Rachel Barton Pine is exceptional." --ClassicsToday [10/10] (on Scottish Fantasies) "Recordings don't get any better than this." -- ClassicsToday [10/10] (on Brahms & Joachim Violin Concertos)Chicago native Rachel Barton Pine was a child prodigy who began performing in public at age seven. Today she is one of America's most acclaimed violinists, as well as the best selling artist on Cedille Records. Maud Powell (1867-1920) was the premier female American violinist of her era, and she made numerous classic recordings between 1904 and 1919 that are still sought after by collectors. This CD is a tribute from one eminent American violinist to another, honoring Maud Powell for the tremendous positive influence she had on later American artists. All of the selections are works recorded originally by Powell, now able to be heard in contemporary sound. Many of the selections are seldom or never recorded elsewhere, and all are extremely accessible.
 

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Great Tribute--Wonderfully Performed
Arthur W. Haule, III | Flower Mound, TX | 07/13/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This recording is just plain fun! Rachel Barton Pine is one of my favorite young violinists, and this may be my favorite of her albums! Not only is the music exceptionally well chosen, Mrs. Pine's performances are top-notch across the board. As usual, her technique is wonderful. And the musicality of the performances leaves nothing to be desired. Just listen to the sweetness of her playing in Amy Beach's Romance! I can listen to this one track over and over and not become bored. Then contrast the fiery virtuosity Pine exhibits in Bellstedt's Caprice on Dixie. Just wonderful! Let's just say this disc is going to remain in my CD player for a long time! Highly, highly recommended."
Uniquely Classical
J. Yingling | Beebe, AR United States | 08/25/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is a very satisfying recording that you will enjoy listening to over and over. I first heard this recording reviewed on the Minn. Public Radio podcast "New Classical Tracks with Julie Amacher." I highly recommend her podcast as a great place to discover new recordings. The primary reason I purchased this audio cd was to hear the "Dixie" track. To my delight I found the other tracks just as unique and pleasing. This is a virtuosa performance and even though a number of the songs are American standards it is not "light" music. You will marvel at the interpretations. This has a definite place in your classical music library."