In this edition of Take 5, we're shining a spotlight on world-renowned violin soloist and longtime Cedille recording artist Rachel Barton Pine. Celebrated as a leading interpreter of classical works, her performances and studio recordings combine her innate gift for emotional communication and her scholarly fascination with historical research. Rachel's next Cedille release, J.S. Bach: The Sonatas for Violin & Harpsichord, explores Bach's accompanied violin sonatas as trio sonatas with equally important roles for the violin and the harpsichord’s treble and bass lines. Along with harpsichordist Jory Vinikourthe album sets a new standard for a body of work that Bach’s son, C.P.E., considered among his father’s finest compositions (available now for pre-order; all CDs and downloads ship May 11). 

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