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Episode 55 – Rachel Barton Pine / Violin Concertos by Black Composers Through the Centuries
On this episode of Classical Chicago, Cedille President Jim Ginsburg talks with violinist Rachel Barton Pine about Violin Concertos by Black Composers Through the Centuries: 25th anniversary edition. The album features Pine’s new recording of Florence Price‘s Violin Concerto No. 2, with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra & Jonathon Heyward, and reprises her 1997 Cedille recording of concertos by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges; José White Lafitte; and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.
Haymarket Opera, Chicago’s premier early opera company that presents historically informed performances played on 18th-century classical era instruments, performs on this world-premiere recording of L’Amant Anonyme (The Anonymous Lover) by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745–1799).
In honor of this month’s world premiere recording of “L’Amant Anonyme,” a 1780 opera by Afro-French composer Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an exploration of music by less-known Classical period composers, including many women. We’ll add tracks form the opera when it’s released on 2/10.