American Virtuosa: Tribute to Maud Powell
- CDR 90000 097
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Maud Powell (1867-1920) was America's first classical music superstar: an international concert violinist of the first rank, a best-selling recording artist, a dynamo devoted to American composers and the belief that everyone deserves to experience great music performed at the highest level.
A kindred spirit, celebrated American violinist Rachel Barton Pine performs music dedicated to and arranged by Maud Powell. Some of the composers you know: Chopin, Dvorak, Sibelius. Others are yours to discover: Beach, Bauer, Burleigh, and many more.
Pine is among the first to perform Maud Powell's transcriptions and music dedicated to her since Powell took the concert world by storm at the turn of the 20th century.
When Pine performed her Maud Powell tribute last year, the Washington Post declared, "Pine displays a power and confidence that puts her in the top echelon of recitalists. . . . Channeling the spirit of Powell, she played Dvorak with fire and passion . . . and gave Sibelius a sensational twist."