NPR : Performance Today For Friday, July 28, 1995 From her debut recording, this hour s guest, young violinist rachel barton,performs Habanera by Pablo de Sarasate. The pianist is Samuel Sanders. http://www.npr.org/rundowns/rundown.php?prgId=4&prgDate=28-Jul-1995
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Extractions: $18/$9 ages 18 and under "[Barton's] wonderfully vital and buoyant performances of Handel's oddly undervalued Sonatas for Violin and Continuo offer some of the most refreshing, life-enhancing Baroque violin playing heard in years. Superb continuo players David Schrader and John Mark Rozendaal contribute to the real sense of ensemble teamwork." - Fanfare John Mark Rozendaal performs on the baroque 'cello and the viola da gamba, and is Artistic Director of the critically acclaimed Chicago Baroque Ensemble. He has served as principal 'cellist of The City Musick and Basically Bach, and performed both solo and continuo roles with many period instrument ensembles including Early Music at the Newberry Library, the Harwood Ensemble, Orpheus Band, Genesee Baroque Players, Ensemble Musical Offering (Milwaukee), Apollo's Fire (Cleveland) and His Majestie's Clerkes. Rozendaal teaches at the Music Center of the North Shore and Roosevelt University. In 1997 he performed in the Boston Early Music Festival's production of Luigi Rossi's Orfeo under the direction of Peter Holman. John Mark Rozendaal and Chicago Baroque Ensemble record for Centaur and Cedille Records. David Schrader has achieved international reknown as a keyboard soloist performing on the harpsichord, organ, fortepiano, clavichord and the modern piano. His performance credits include solo appearances with the San Francisco Symphony, the Milwaukee Symphony, The City Musick, Basically Bach, the Chicago Symphony under Sir Georg Solti, Daniel Barenboim, Claudio Abbado, and Erich Leinsdorf, and the Michigan Mozart Festival with Roger Norrington. Mr. Schrader is the organist of the Church of the Ascension in Chicago, and teaches at Roosevelt University. His recordings of music of Soler and Bach are available on the Cedille label.
Untitled Document when a Chicago collector purchased a rare violin by Nicolo Gagliano, 1770, fromJ A Beare, on the advice of American concert violinist rachel barton. http://www.beares.com/newsletterspring2003.htm
Extractions: Volume 3, Issue 1 Spring 2003 With the expanded market provided by our offices in Europe, the U.S., and Asia, one of our biggest challenges this coming year will be to find enough fine instruments to present to those of you who are considering a purchase. With this in mind, we would very much appreciate having the opportunity to assist any of you or your friends who may be considering selling or trading a fine instrument. I have enjoyed very much the inquiries I have received over the past year from many of you and look forward to having the opportunity to get to know many more of you in the coming months. Michael Selman General Manager About our Friends... Virtuoso Rachel Barton Prize-winning violin solist Rachel Barton is widely recognized as one of todays most gifted virtuosi. Known for her dazzling pyrotechnic ability, rich tonal palette, and natural charisma, this native Chicagoan commands a vast repertoire and has appeared with many of the worlds prestigious ensembles and conductors. The new owner plans to keep the instrument in its original condition and loan it out for special baroque performances.
Extractions: CHICAGO-As the centerpiece of its 12th season of tap and percussive dance-"The Beat Goes On"-Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP) presents its annual festival of performances, educational activities and special events throughout August at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Northwestern University and the Athenaeum Theatre. Highlights include the return of Israel's Sheketak, a benefit performance featuring Chicago violinist Rachel Barton, the first American Youth Tap Ensemble Conference and the first international Tap Festival Presenters Conference. The month begins with an expanded edition of the Legacy concerts August 3 and 4 at the Museum of Contemporary Art. These concerts feature protégés of three nationally recognized Chicago masters of tap and percussive dance-Sammy Dyer, Tommy Sutton and Jimmy Payne, Sr.-and tap classicist, Paul Draper. Performers include Idella Reed and Rhythm Iss…; Bril Barrett and Martin "Tre" Dumas with their company MADD Rhythms; Jimmy Payne, Jr., Sara Payne and their company Perfect Timing; and CHRP co-founder and artistic director Lane Alexander, who will salute Paul Draper. These contemporary artists will perform recreations of their mentors' works and their original contributions to the evolving legacy of tap.
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Discography Following her extremely successful earlier recordings for Cedille, virtuoso violinist,rachel barton, here teams up with cellist, Wendy Warner (first prize http://wendywarner.com/discography.html
Extractions: The people at Bridge records recently went into a snit about one of my reviews, so perhaps I subconsciously hoped this disc would be a bomb. No way! The opening notes of the solo sonata announce a cellist of marvelous communicative powers. Wendy Warner graduated from Curtis and studied with Rostropovich, which implies technical excellence and exalted musicianship; she lives up to both. There is no hint of difficulty or insecurity in her playing; each note is pristine and every phrase sings or shouts as the score demands. She makes Hindemith's lyrical moments sound as natural as if they were Rachmaninov; yet rhythms snap, and tough, gutsy sections have all the tension and sting one could want. If the solo sonata is excellent, the two accompanied ones may be even better. Pianist Buck is a match for Warner, with a terrific knack for Hindemith's piano style, and the partnership seems to bring out the cellist's fire; this is chamber-music-making of a high order. Both sonatas come alive as never before on disc, leaving the minor pieces deep in their shadow. The frog's variations are amusing enough to rate occasional performance, but they serve here mainly as a relaxing entr'acte; ditto the little-known Capriccio, one of the composer's earliest works. A two-CD Wergo set adds Hindemith's "easy" solo cello music, writen for his wife to play at home, to these pieces, but the playing cannot match that by Warner.
Extractions: The American violinist Rachel Barton is widely recognized as one of the most gifted virtuosi of her generation. She has appeared as soloist with many prestigious ensembles, including the Chicago Symphony, the Saint Louis Symphony, the Dallas Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony, the Montreal Symphony, the Vienna Symphony, the Belgian National Orchestra and the Budapest Symphony, working with such conductors as Semyon Bychkov, Placido Domingo, Neeme Jarvi, Erich Leinsdorf and Zubin Mehta. Recent highlights have included debuts with the Atlanta Symphony and the Louisville Symphony, return engagements with the Rochester Philharmonic, and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and the New Zealand Symphony, and her debut at the Salzburg Festival, her first performance in that city since she participated in Mozartwoche 2000 at the invitation of Franz Welser-Most. A native of Chicago, she began violin studies at age 3, made her professional debut four years later with the Chicago String Ensemble, and gave her earliest performances with the Chicago Symphony at ages 10 and 15 for public television. As recitalist she has also appeared at Ravinia and has performed the complete Paganini Caprices and the Bach Sonatas and Partitas in live broadcasts on WFMT Radio. She also makes time in her schedule for chamber music, performing as a guest artist with such groups as the Chicago Baroque Ensemble and the Pacifica String Quartet, and other collaborators such as Daniel Barenboim, Christoph Eschenbach, Jonathan Gilad and Mark OConnor. Her performances have been broadcast on National Public Radios "Performance Today" on numerous occasions.
Extractions: about submit item become an editor feedback the entire directory only in this category Top Instruments Stringed Bowed ... Links : Classical Barachovsky, Anton - Biography, agency contact information. Baraldi, Roberto - Homepage of Italian violinist. Reviews and audio clips of recordings. (Italian and English) Baraldi, Roberto - Italian violinist. Concert master of Fenice Theatre. Biography, discography, information on his violin, reviews, and links. Barrie, Matthew J. - Biographical data, contact information, and picture. Barton, Rachel - Fan site. Links. Bell, Joshua - Biography, news, recordings, tour dates, pictures, articles, and links. Chang, Sarah - Discography, biography, interview, and transcript of a chat session. Chee-Yun - Biography, reviews, interview, discography, itinerary, and repertoire. Fodor, Eugene - Biography, reviews, Real Audio clips, and discography. Fong, Christina - Violinist/violist specializing in contemporary music: includes discography, reviews, and composer links. Foster, Martin - Biography, photos, discography, French music project. Frank, Pamela
Rachel Barton her sound was rich and commanding. The New York Times. A passionate musician,American violinist rachel barton has devoted her life to music. http://www.kirshdem.com/bio_barton.htm
Extractions: The New York Times 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. Performance Today Gramophone has said "Rachel Barton is a magnetically imaginative artist who makes every phrase sound fresh." Previous acclaimed recordings on the Cedille label include Violin Concertos by Black Composers of the 18th and 19th Centuries , nominated for a National Public Radio (NPR) Heritage Award; the complete Handel Sonatas for Violin and Continuo with harpsichordist David Schrader and cellist John Mark Rozendaal; 20th-century duos on Double Play with cellist Wendy Warner; and an album of virtuoso pieces entitled
Untitled Document A great story of perseverance comes from a famous violinist, rachel barton.barton, a Chicago native, began her violin studies at age three. http://www.usguu.org/USGminster/Dance.htm
Extractions: In the Unitarian Universalist tradition of ordination the minister being ordained invites the preacher of his or her choice to give the sermon. For my ordination service I asked my minister from childhood, Rev. Don Wheat to preach. To my initial surprise, Don preached about dancing as a primary theme for my ministry. This was an important event in my life so one might have imagined that Don would emphasize a more serious subject such as social justice or dedication to service. But Don made a point of saying that people would more fully understand and appreciate my ministry if they saw me dance. There was laughter during that sermon and some embarrassment, but eventually I realized that Don was fulfilling his job as teacher and preacher. With a focus on dancing Don was actually highlighting the core of our philosophy of religion and life. What Don knows and what many of you know is that an inherent part of the human condition includes always encountering new burdens, new problems, and new failures. Within this reality humans need refreshment, nourishment and rejuvenation. In order to get what we need, as human beings we must continually recommit ourselves to being fully alive and celebrating life.
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Extractions: A B C D ... Z Artist or Album: Rachel Barton - Instrument of the Devil List Price: Price: Average Customer Rating: Release Date: 02 December, 1998 Availability: Usually ships within 24 hours Label: Cedille Media: Audio CD Devil's Trill isn't quite as crazy as Andrew Manze's, but it's similarly wild and heavily embellished. Among fascinating novelties are Milstein's solo violin version of Liszt's Mephisto Waltz and the performers' own arrangement of the "Witches' Sabbeth" from Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique . This is a unique and wonderful disc, not to be missed by any lover of the violin. Sinozich and the other collaborators all play as well as Barton. Leslie Gerber Rachel Barton CDs: Instrument of the Devil - Camille Saint-Saens
Funky Stateside Take On Our Anthem 15 September 2002. American violinist rachel barton is thrilling Kiwis wherevershe goes with her own variations on the New Zealand national anthem. http://www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/news/council/200209/15/a09.asp
Extractions: More news for this week Format to print 15 September 2002 American violinist Rachel Barton is thrilling Kiwis wherever she goes with her own variations on the New Zealand national anthem. The 27-year-old Chicago virtuoso, who wears a paua-shell kiwi around her neck, offered it up as a surprise encore to her two guest performances with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (NZSO) in the Auckland Town Hall last weekend. A big fan of hard rockers Metallica and AC/DC, Rachel describes her original composition as a "funky, double-stop harmonised variation" in the style of Paganini. But she was full of curiosity when invited to take a peep at the original score and lyrics of God Defend New Zealand, owned by Auckland City Libraries as part of the Sir George Grey Collection. Our national anthem was written in 1876 by Dunedin poet Thomas Bracken and composed by teacher John Woods. Rachel says she felt inspired to write a fitting tribute to Godzone during her first tour here in 2000, then tried it out at her final concert with the NZSO in Wellington.
Dallas Symphony Orchestra The American violinist rachel barton is widely recognized as one ofthe most gifted virtuosi of her generation. She has appeared http://www.dallassymphony.com/?crs=mm&mmi=guest&mmid=24
Extractions: ASO's latest performance lacked personality BY KEELY BROWN Symphony Hall, Oct. 6 Last weekend's Atlanta Symphony Orchestra concert paired two guest artists conductor William Eddins and violinist Rachel Barton for a night of music written or adapted for film. No John Williams anthems here those showcased were genuinely gifted symphonic composers outside the film genre, who (with the exception of Saint-Saens) owed Hollywood for at least some of their fame and prosperity, if not their genius. So far this season, the ASO has not lived up to its highest standard for clean playing, and its energy as an ensemble has been lacking. But for this performance, Eddins managed to pull some real passion and sweep out of the orchestra. And if his dynamic shadings weren't particularly subtle, at least they weren't boring. The opening piece music from Korngold's score to Captain Blood was performed with appropriate swashbuckling verve. Next came Nino Rota's "La Strada," a work culled from nearly a dozen of his film scores for Fellini. Too disconnected to form a cohesive whole, the piece is made up of thematically fragmented themes that are striking in and of themselves, but bewildering when strung together. Solo instruments voiced quirky musical personalities, but the orchestra's playing lacked personality and spirit just as the piece lacked comprehension. The opening bars of Saint-Saens' "Rondo Capriccioso" a virtuoso warhorse for the violinist were played with even more thought than usual, before going into the sprightly minor key that, for anyone brought up in the cartoon generation, likely brought to mind dancing skeletons and other figures of the macabre. Rachel Barton's playing is as charming as she is on stage and that's saying a lot. But this young violinist is capable of far more than she's delivering right now. Though understated and stylishly subtle, her playing blends with the orchestra too much where it should stand out. Barton brought out the throbbing middle tones of her instrument, and she handled the delicate runs without breaking a sweat. Still
Extractions: Home Article Library Chicago - March 2, 1999 - Although Rachel Barton didn't get $593 million, the jury's award of $29.6 million was its way of telling Metra, a Chicago Public Transportation System, a policy of double-checking train platforms could have saved the young violinist her leg, legal experts say. Key in Barton's case was the disclosure of 14 prior incidents involving passengers getting stuck in Metra train doors in the five years before the Barton accident occurred, and that Metra didn't enforce a systemwide policy for conductors to take a second look at platforms before trains left a station. Barton's leg became trapped in the closing train doors as the train was leaving the station. The safety procedures of transportation systems are often the basis for litigation when an injury or death occurs because system employees failed to follow them. In some instances, the procedures are written in great detail but never followed. Significant verdicts are more likely in those situations where the breach of the safety rule is not an isolated or momentary lapse. A history of prior disregard of the rules or procedures can be important evidence in a civil action for compensatory or punitive damages.
Nevada Events - Review Conducted with intelligence by its founding maestro, Vahe Khochayan, and featuringthe superb talents of violinist rachel barton and soprano Evelyn de la Rosa http://www.nevada-events.net/cgi-bin/cal_manager2/review214.shtml
Extractions: Current Reno Weather Music Reviews Sep 23, 2001 - The Reno Chamber Orchestra's Vibrant Season Opening Concert By Jack Neal The opening of the Reno Chamber Orchestra's 28th season finds the orchestra alive and well. Conducted with intelligence by its founding maestro, Vahe Khochayan, and featuring the superb talents of violinist Rachel Barton and soprano Evelyn de la Rosa, if the opening program suffered from anything it was an abundance of riches. It was virtually two concerts in one. But who can complain about too much, when too little is what consumers complain about most? Saturday night's (9/22/2001) near capacity audience at the University of Nevada, Reno's Nightingale Concert Hall bestowed several standing ovations on what it heard. Such accolades will not be disputed from this corner. It was an exciting event. Evelyn de la Rosa, a native of Reno, with her glittering coloratura and open, sensitive personality, has always been a local favorite. Singing Samuel Barber's "Knoxville: Summer of 1915," a poetic piece with a touching sense of Americana, and Mozart's "Exultate Jubilate," Miss de la Rosa's singing was utterly reflective of the music and texts of both works. The Barber, with its understated orchestration (well managed by the orchestra), is not easily assimilated for the first-time listener. Literature was a major influence for all of Barber's compositions. Unless familiarity is already present the impact of the work's text becomes largely lost. The balance between orchestra and singer (slightly too much orchestra, slightly too little singer) lessened "Knoxville's" emotional accessibility.