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Attention: Serious Violinists! Monday, May 23, 2011

For the first time, there is now a collection of violin music from the inimitable bel canto diva of the violin, Rachel Barton Pine.  The compilation gathers together for the first time her exceptional cadenzas of standard concerti (Mozart, Beethoven, Paganini, Brahms, Berg and more) and her composed unaccompanied encore pieces that have thrilled audiences around the world as well as other concert works that she has meticulously edited for violin and piano, including virtuoso renditions of “Happy Birthday,” “Dixie,” “The Star-Spangled Banner,” “Zorba the Greek,” “Witches Sabbath” from Symphonie Fantastique, “Asturias” from Albeniz’s Suite Espanola and many more.  As an added bonus, the included CD contains piano rehearsal tracks for the accompanied pieces that will make practicing them more enjoyable.  The CD also includes all of the piano parts in PDF form so that musicians can print out a desired part for recital performances.  This is a collection that any serious violinist will want to have!

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