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Classical Classroom, Episode 191: Talkin’ About the Blues (Dialogues) with Rachel Barton Pine

RBP’s project to bring attention to black composers has been 15 years in the making.

Classical Classroom, Episode 191: Talkin’ About the Blues (Dialogues) with Rachel Barton Pine

Rachel Barton Pine. Photo by Andrew Eccles.

Show Notes

Violinist (and veteran Classical Classroom guest) Rachel Barton Pine talks all about her Music by Black Composers initiative, a project that’s been in the works for 15 years, and the companion album she recently released called Blues Dialogues, Vol. 1. She discusses why projects like this are important, especially in the classical music world, advocacy vs. cultural appropriation, and talks about the great music on the album.

Music in this episode:

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

Thanks to the official marmot of Classical Classroom, Punxsutawney Phil, for sharing Groundhog’s Day with Dacia’s birthday. You’re a stand-up guy, Phil.

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