Barton - Brahms/Joachim Concertos in D, Op 77. rachel barton, violinist; Chicago Symphony Orch/CarlosKalmar, cond. CEDILLE 900000 068 (F) (DDD) TT 4715 4320. http://classicalcdreview.com/barton.html
Extractions: Brahms began composing his violin concerto in 1878 and collaborated with Joachim closely, asking him to "correct it." He also dedicated it to his great friend. Originally the concerto had two middle movements (like the second piano concerto Brahms began composing about the same time), but these were removed and replaced with a new Adagio . Apparently Brahms incorporated most of Joachim's changes in the orchestral part but, surprisingly, considerably fewer of his revisions to the solo violin part. Joachim composed the first movement cadenza; in this recording as an appendix Barton includes her own cadenza as an alternate which easily can be programmed into the performance. Rachel Barton's performances of both works are elegant, technically secure and beautiful in tone. Needless to say, the Chicago Symphony offers superb support under Carlos Kalmar who is principal conductor of Chicago's Grant Park Orchestra and music director of the Oregon Symphony. James Ginsburg produced the recording which was made July 2 and 3, 2002 in Orchestra Hall. Ginsburg and his team have provided splendid, well-balanced, rich sound. Cedille is to be commended for this issue, which offers splendid performances of two major concertos, two CDs for the price of one. Highly Recommended!
Extractions: Rachel Barton and Sibbi Bernhardsson to Perform Little-Known Works and Celebrated Masterpieces, Wednesday, March 1, 8 P.M., in Kulas Recital Hall Story by Claire Chase RELATED The Program Two former students of Almita and Roland Vamos - violinist Rachel Barton and Sibbi Berhardsson , visiting assistant instructor of violin - will perform their first-ever duo violin recital on Wednesday, March 1, 8 p.m., in Kulas Recital Hall. The program will feature a combination of little-known repertoire and celebrated masterpieces, including works for two violins by Schnittke, Ysaye, Telemann, Peter Jaffe, Mark O'Connor and Prokofiev. The performance is free and open to the public. "This program runs through the entire emotional spectrum, from light to heavy and intensely dramatic to comical," remarks Bernhardsson. "We will begin with Schnittke's Praeludium, which was written as a memory of Shostakovich, and has a very dark, funeral march undertone. This work can be played by either two violins or by one violin with tape. For this reason the piece has a somewhat mechanical aspect, but it's very engaging. Eugene Ysaye was most famous for his six solo violin works, and this duo sonata is like the solo sonatas in its contrasts ranging from impressionistic Ravel-esque textures to intensely romantic, thick emotional qualities. It's a beautiful piece, very typical Ysaye, full of lyricism.
Extractions: "Miss Bernhard is one of the rising young stars of the operatic world in Europe," says the SSO's Executive Director, Paul Chambers. "She was offered a unique opportunity, that is wonderful for her career. Though we are extremely sorry that she will not be appearing with our orchestra, we did not want her contractual obligation here to stand in the way of her very promising future."
Extractions: Congregation Agudath Achim, as part of its centennial anniversary celebration, will host a concert by members of the Hawthorne String Quartet 8 p.m. Saturday. Violinist Rachel Barton and pianist Yuliya Gorenman will perform on 6:45 p.m. Sunday at a rededication of a Torah being restored by the congregation.
Extractions: The first concert, as part of the Great Classics series, has musical colour from Latin America, Rachel Barton with Beethoven's great violin concerto plus Bartok's magnificent showpiece, Concerto for Orchestra. This concert will be performed in Wellington, Hawke's Bay, Hamilton and Auckland, conducted by Roberto Minzuk who will make his New Zealand debut. NZ composer David Farquhar's Evocation is followed by the powerful rhythms and melodic styles of the folk music of north-eastern Brazil in Villa Lobos' work Bachianas Brasileiras - Preludio. Beethoven's Violin Concerto is accepted as one of his most gracious and masterful works, and has become one of the most important works in the violin repertoire.
Extractions: Rachel Barton to perform Thursday evening. Rachel Barton A passionate musician, American violinist Rachel Barton has devoted her life to music. A former prodigy with an active performing career since age seven, she has blossomed into an artist highly regarded for her profound and thoughtful interpretations delivered with tremendous enthusiasm and intensity. Encompassing an incredibly diverse repertoire, her undeniable talent and unwavering dedication to music are an inspiration to audiences everywhere. Ms. Barton holds prizes from several of the world's leading competitions, including a gold medal at the 1992 Quadrennial J.S. Bach International Violin Competition in Leipzig, Germany. She was the first American and youngest person to ever win this honor. Other top awards came from the Queen Elisabeth (Brussels, 1993), Kreisler (Vienna, 1992), Szigeti (Budapest, 1992) and Montreal (1991) international violin competitions, as well as many national and regional competitions. She won the prize for interpretation of the Paganini Caprices at both the Szigeti Competition and the 1993 Paganini International Violin Competition in Genoa. Ms. Barton is on the Board of Directors of the Music Institute of Chicago and the Guild of the Newberry Library. Since 1997, she has served as instructor for Mark O'Connor's Fiddle Camp. The violinist often coaches chamber music, leads sectionals for youth orchestras and gives master classes. Alongside her touring activities, she enjoys giving special programs and demonstrations for children, often incorporating spoken program notes or pre-concert conversations into her appearances. Her efforts to reach younger audiences have included frequent interviews and performances on rock music radio stations. Charitable performances include an annual appearance on the Jerry Lewis Telethon.
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Extractions: V Gibson ex Hubermann Strad., A. Remarks: Julian Altman was a café violinist who is said to have stolen Hubermann this instrument from his dressing room at Carnegie Hall while Hubermann was performing on his Guarneri del Gesú. After his death in a correctional facility in Connecticut his widow gave in court contradictory versions of the theft. Altman, who played on the Gibson for nearly 50 years, was in prision not due to the theft but due to sexual abuse of his wife's grandchild.
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Extractions: Violinists Barton, Rachel - a ring devoted to the violinist. Bell, Joshua - provides biography, discography, and tour schedule for the American violinist and composer. Vilhelmas Cepinskis - the top violinist in Lithuania. Cerovsek, Corey - up and coming violinist. Eisenberg, Irwin - 2nd violin with Philadelphia String Quartet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Seattle Symphony. Fischer, Julia - violinist. Fodor, Eugene - soloist who has performed in 35 countries on 5 continents over the last 3 decades. Gearhart, Fritz - offers biography, schedule, and recordings, as well as information on the Oregon String Quartet. Vadim Gluzman - provides biography, schedule, contact information and more for the exciting violinist. Golan, Lawrence
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The Columbia Chronicle Online Epstein On Jan. 16, 1995, renowned violinist rachel barton boardeda Metra train to Winnetka, where she gave private lessons. An http://www.ccchronicle.com/back/99mar08/vp1.html
Extractions: On Jan. 16, 1995, renowned violinist Rachel Barton boarded a Metra train to Winnetka, where she gave private lessons. An occasional rider of the train, Barton brought with her four separate items: a lunch bag; a purse; a book bag; and an Amati violin, aged over three centuries and worth around half a million dollars.
The Columbia Chronicle Online The story was about rachel barton, a violinist who was awarded a large sum ofmoney ($29.6 million to be exact) from a Cook County jury for injuries she http://www.ccchronicle.com/back/99mar08/vp2.html
Extractions: There comes a point in our lives where we have to make life and death decisions. Once we have made those decisions, there is no turning back. No second chance to rethink, to analyzes or to hope that the decisions we made was for the best. While you may think you have all the time in the world, in reality, time has already passed. The story was about Rachel Barton, a violinist who was awarded a large sum of money ($29.6 million to be exact) from a Cook County jury for injuries she suffered while riding a Metra train in 1995. While I was a little surprise by the amount she received, the biggest detail left unanswered about this accident was why did it happen. I'm sure you know the whole story by now, so ut yourself in her place for a moment. You have four bags, a purse, a food bag, a book bag and a violin case, weighing maybe 70 plus pounds or so. You're in a hurry to get off the train so you head toward the nearest door. The doors open, you get off and you notice that one of your bags is caught on the vertical support bars so you turn around and you: A. Try to unhook the bag before the door closes and the train leaves. B. Say something like "Blah", leave the bag behind and go on your way. Or C, stop readjust the bag on your shoulder while looking back to see what the problem is and hesitate before you make your next move.
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NPR : Performance Today For Monday, March 27, 1995 From a CD, violinist rachel barton performs the Habanera, Op. 21, No. 1,by Spanish violinist and composer Pablo de Sarasate (sahrah-SAH-tay). http://www.npr.org/rundowns/rundown.php?prgId=4&prgDate=27-Mar-1995