Rachel Barton Pine Monday, March 25, 2013
Rachel Barton Pine has lent her expertise as an eclectic, virtuoso violin performer and teacher to several new books for serious violinists. New Carl Fischer editions of the Wohlfahrt Foundation Studies, Book 1 and Book 2 selected and arranged in progressive order by K. H. Aiqouni, have been thoroughly reworked by Ms. Pine. Each book also includes a DVD/MP3 disc with video and audio of her playing every etude. These volumes replace the old Carl Fischer editions of the Wohlfahrt Foundation Studies.
She has also written a heart-felt foreword to the new violin etude book by her former teacher, Roland Vamos, called Exercises for the Violin in Various Combinations of Double-Stops. These three books join her challenging collection of original compositions, arrangements, cadenzas and editions for violin simply called The Rachel Barton Pine Collection.