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Classical Classroom

Classical Classroom, Episode 187: Rachel Barton Pine Talks Bruch and Elgar

Or, “Dueling Fiddles with Rachel Barton Pine”.

Rachel Barton Pine. Courtesy of the artist.


What do Max Bruch and Edward Elgar have in common? Violinist Rachel Barton Pine! In this episode, RBP talks about the two composers and their very different violin concertos. Discussed herein: Did Edward Elgar invent Post It Notes? How is Max Bruch like Milli Vanilli and Iron Maiden? And, who was the mystery woman to whom Elgar dedicated his violin concerto (hint: it wasn't his wife!)? And so much more.

Music in this episode:


Special thanks to Todd Reynolds for his music, Taskforce: Farmlab from Outerbourough.

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